Three 7Layers Entities Have Been PTCRB Accredited for LTE Category M Test and Certification

Thursday 28 Sep 2017 | Member Press Release |

Ratingen, Germany – Last week at the most recent PTCRB#89 meeting in Dallas/Texas, three 7layers entities have been PTCRB accredited for LTE Category M test and certification. The organizations are located in Irvine/California, Ratingen/Germany and Beijing/China.

7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, is currently the only organization covering this important cellular IoT technology on a global basis. LTE Category M has been adopted by many cellular operators around the world providing connectivity for IoT services.

“We are proud to continue our strong developments within 7layers to strengthen our market leader position in IoT device and service assessments”, explained Thomas Jaeger, responsible for Business Developments and Innovations. “Traditionally being strong in cellular services, 7layers is now engaged in all wireless IoT technologies addressing smart services including also LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11p, Zigbee and many others. No other organization in the world can currently offer this range of consulting, engineering, testing and certification services for the IoT smart world”.

About 7layers: 7layers is a group of engineering & test centers specializing in wireless technologies. The organization supports the development, testing and market access processes of connected devices, as well as the set-up and maintenance of smart IoT services. Stakeholders in IoT processes, such as manufacturers and suppliers of connected devices, wireless component manufacturers, network operators, application developers and the service providers themselves benefit from using 7layers services and supporting tools.
7layers services for connected devices encompass antenna and module integration; RF consulting; Radio/EMC testing, interoperability, field and conformance testing; certification as well as international type approval (RED, FCC, ISED Canada etc.).
IoT processes are supported with technical consulting, analysis of suitable technologies, reviewing requirements, benchmarking plus the development of specifications, quality policies, test specifications and test cases. 7layers also provides the new Interlab EVO Test Management System for the verification lifecycle management of connected devices and Smart Services.
7layers’ service centers and/or accredited test labs are located in the USA, Germany and Asia. 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries.
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