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TUV Rheinland Chosen as First LoRa Alliance Testing Service in the United States

By Ken Briodagh March 16, 2017

TÜV Rheinland, a global independent testing, inspection and certification services provider, has announced that it is the first authorized long-range wireless (LoRaWAN) testing provider in the U.S., having been recently certified by the LoRa Alliance. With this certification, companies that are designing low power (LPWAN) Internet of Things (IoT) devices will now be able to certify their technologies for industry-standard performance and security requirements.

The technology used in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN protocols.

“The IoT is ushering in a new era for wireless connectivity, impacting device manufacturers and network operators to a large degree. One of the most exciting technology shifts occurring is the emergence of LoRaWAN as an attractive communications protocol to solve for low-cost, long-range connectivity through both congested urban areas and wide-open expanses alike,” said Stefan Kischka, VP, Wireless and IoT, TÜV Rheinland Group. “Device manufacturers rarely have access to the often complex technology needed to properly test their products before going to market. This latest announcement, in tandem with our new wireless IoT testing center in Fremont, California, enables us to become a one-stop-shop for wireless testing and certification services.”

With the backing of the LoRa Alliance, TÜV Rheinland is able to provide comprehensive certification services, including:

• Product evaluation and pre-compliance testing against specified regional frequency bands and released LoRa Alliance specifications

• Regulatory testing and certification (FCC, R&TTE / RED and CE)

• LoRaWAN functional testing

• Electrical safety testing

• ElectroMagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing

• Testing of communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiSUN, KNX and IP500

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Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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