7layers to Provide Operator Pre-testing for Qualcomm Technologies based devices
New pre-testing program prepares devices for a leading North American carrier’s certification requirements.
24 March 2014, Irvine, CA: 7layers, a Qualcomm Preferred Test Center, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have developed a new pre-test program for Qualcomm Technologies-based devices that accelerates time to market for device launches at a major North American carrier. 7layers Irvine will be the first test laboratory to provide pre-testing services for this new program that helps determine readiness for 2G, 3G and 4G devices.
“Reducing time to market is a key competitive advantage,” said Michael Warlick, project lead for Qualcomm Technologies’ Test Center Network (TCN) effort. “With a trusted third party test center like 7layers, design issues can be identified and addressed prior to formal carrier acceptance testing.”
With new feature-rich devices, more complications can arise during acceptance testing. Qualcomm Technologies will leverage 7layers’ expertise with GSM, UMTS and LTE technologies to help new devices pass acceptance testing quickly and efficiently. Pre-testing services will be continually updated to align with carrier requirements and key industry benchmarks.
“Working with Qualcomm Technologies as a Preferred Test Center is always an honor, as it shows their high level of confidence in our services and people”, commented Fernando Rodríguez, Chief Operations Officer at 7layers, Inc.
7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as LTE, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, CDMA, WiFi, GPS, TETRA, Bluetooth®…. End product manufacturers, component manufacturers, network operators, smart service providers and technology associations benefit from working with 7layers. 7layers runs accredited Test Houses in the USA, Germany, China, Korea and Japan offering conformance and interoperability testing, certification and global type approval for devices with integrated wireless connectivity and smart services. The 7layers’ Systems House offers product development and integration support, development of test specifications and test cases, as well as InterLab test solutions and test management systems. The 7layers’ Software House provides the InterLab Software System, for the systematic verification & validation of complex high-tech products. 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries.