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Automotive radar sensor testing

October 18th, 2018

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Automotive Radar Sensor Testing In motor vehicles radar technology is playing a leading role, supporting automatic cruise control with “long range radar” and anti-collision systems with “short range radar”. From the perspecitve of regulatory bodies, radar sensores are radio devices that must adhere to standards specified by ETSI (for Europe), FCC (for USA), ISED Canada […]

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Automotive ultra-wideband testing

October 9th, 2018

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Automotive ultra-wideband testing As one of the first test laboratories, 7layers is already implementing UWB product tests for keyless entry systems. The use of this UWB technology in the automotive sector is intended, among other things, to further increase safety when using vehicle opening systems. Ultra-wideband (UWB) is a radio technology that can use a […]

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GCF announces global certification solution for oneM2M

October 1st, 2018

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GCF announces global certification solution for oneM2M As part of its work to increase interoperability to the IoT ecosystem the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) will launch a global certification solution for global Internet of Things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M, in the beginning of 2019. The solution recognizes the critical importance […]

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Bureau Veritas September issue of eNewsletter for electrical & electronics, automative and wireless industry

September 27th, 2018

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Enjoy our September issue of  the Bureau Veritas E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. >>  to the eNewsletter

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“Smarten up” your Services – 7layers technical consulting for IoT services

September 19th, 2018

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Technical Consulting for IoT Services The IoT is much more than just a mere network of interconnected devices. The critical success factor of the IoT is the range of new services and all those business potentials deriving herefrom. Business enterprises need to react to these new competitive playing fields at an early stage which means […]

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eCall and ERA-GLONASS test- and certification services

September 10th, 2018

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To ensure uniform provisions for the approval of automotive emergency call systems, the eCall regulation was set up for the European Union and the ERA-GLONASS regulation for the Eurasian Economic Union. Compliance with these regulations must be tested and certified in accordance with EU, UN or EAEU specifications by accredited testing laboratories and authorized technical […]

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eCall certification – 7layers has been designated as technical service for eCall

August 28th, 2018

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The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) designates 7layers as a technical service for eCall Regulation UN R-144 and EU 2017/79   eCall certification: Eu-wide mandatory for automotive manufactures Since April 1, 2018 the implementation of the automated emergency call technology (eCall) in new car models has become obligatory. According to the new EU regulation, […]

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7layers is approved for CTIA cybersecurity certification testing for IoT devices.

August 27th, 2018

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7layers is now approved for CTIA Cybersecurity Certification testing for IoT Devices.   This is part of its accreditation with the CTIA Authorized Test Laboratory program to help manufacturers confirm their IoT device security features. IoT devices continue to find new industries and use cases in today’s complex world. Cybersecurity has become one important consideration when […]

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China Telecom successfully evaluates 7layers Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM/SAT conformance tests

August 23rd, 2018

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China Telecom successfully evaluates 7layers Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM/SAT conformance tests Over the last months experts from China Telecom and 7layers have successfully completed the full evaluation of the NB-IoT SIM/SAT test cases based on the Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC. China Telecom plans in future to rely on the […]

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Global News Update from Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

August 17th, 2018

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Global News Update from Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services As a member of the Bureau Veritas Group, 7layers is happy to provide you with the latest Global Consumer Products Services News.  It summarizes many Bureau Veritas’ Consumer Products Services division developments from the last few months of 2018 including recognitions, new / expanded service offerings, […]

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GCF includes automotive communication technologies V2V and V2X in their certification scheme

August 15th, 2018

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GCF includes automotive communication technologies V2V and V2X in their certification scheme   Innovations in the area of connected vehicles and autonomous driving are increasingly creating new requirements for automotive communication technologies. They must be able to ensure reliable communication between the vehicle and the Internet, other vehicles, road infrastructure and pedestrians. Automotive equipment manufacturers […]

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China Mobile approves 7layer’s Interlab Test Solution Device/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM conformance tests

August 14th, 2018

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China Mobile approves 7layer’s Interlab Test Solution Device/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM conformance tests Since June 2018 7layers has been listed with “Interlab Test Solution Device/UICC” as a technically certified partner for NB-IoT SIM/SAT conformity test solutions at China Mobile, one of the largest and rapidly growing LTE network operators in Asia. This […]

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OmniAir’s Cyber Security Working Group creates its first validation series

August 9th, 2018

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OmniAir’s Cyber Security Working Group creates its first validation series   The Cyber Security working group of the OmniAir Consortiums, one of the leading industry associations for promoting interoperability and conformity certification for connected vehicles, has set itself the goal of developing cyber security tests and specifications for DSRC based vehicle components. It wants to […]

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20 Years of Bluetooth: 7layers were in on it right from the start

August 6th, 2018

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20 Years of Bluetooth: 7layers were in on it right from the start The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) was founded in 1998. A then modest number of its members have taken on a pioneering role in the field of mobile development of voice- and data transmission.Today BT SIG consists of 33,000 members. Apart from […]

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Bureau Veritas’ Insights on H1 2018 Group Performance

August 1st, 2018

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Didier Michaud-Daniel, CEO Bureau Veritas, shares his insights on H1 2018 Group performance.   In H1 2018, Bureau Veritas made significant further progress with its transmission plan. The Group’s organic revenue increased by 3.5% with growth of 4.4% in the second quarter. This reflected sustained growth for the 5 Growth Initiatives – Smart World, Automotive, […]

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SIM Card Interface Conformance Testing by 7layers

July 26th, 2018

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SIM Card Interface Conformance Testing by 7layers Testing for mobile end-products, modules and reference designs Applicable for GCF certification, PTCRB certification, and Verizon Wireless device approval program Validates interoperability between a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) and a mobile device, independently of the respective manufacturers and operators Testing includes the programming voltage and current, parameters to […]

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World’s first V2X certified device tested by 7layers – Bureau Veritas

May 10th, 2018

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  World’s first V2Xcertified device tested by 7layers – Bureau Veritas While there are many DSRC-V2X products on the market, there is only one which has gained certification through OmniAir’s connected vehicle certification conformance program, Commsignia’s Smart City On Board Unit. This first ever device certification is a critical milestone in deploying Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology […]

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7layers provides full NB-IoT and LTE Cat. M certification services for GCF and PTCRB

February 5th, 2018

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7layers provides full NB-IoT and LTE Cat. M certification services for GCF and PTCRB NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M have been identified as very important 3GPP technologies to support the connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). Both cellular certification groups, GCF and PTCRB, had already implemented suitable requirements for the validation of NB-IoT and LTE […]

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LoRa Alliance certification program

January 30th, 2018

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LoRa AllianceTM certification program One of the goals for 2018 is to increase the number of certified devices available in the market.   For any technology to scale within an open ecosystem with multiple vendors it is critical to give confidence of interoperability. The LoRa AllianceTM  certification program for LoRaWAN™ device, sensor and module manufacturers is promoted […]

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Approval Body – Japanese Telecommunications Law

December 13th, 2017

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7layers in Japan, part of Bureau Veritas Japan, now Registered Approval Body for Telecommunication Business Law 7layers is proud to announce that on November 22, 2017 Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd., together with its wireless expert “7layers”, was registered by the Minster of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), as “Registered Approval Body” under the Japanese […]

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LoRa Certification for Asia

November 15th, 2017

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LoRa Certification for Asia 7layers – authorized to provide LoRa Alliance Asia End Device certification services    Ratingen, Germany, 15.11.2017: Following the LoRa authorizations for Europe, USA and Canada, which were granted to 7layers as one of the first 3rd party independent test laboratories since 2016, the company can now offer LoRa test & certification services for the global marketplace. 7layers […]

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LTE Cat-M1 test solution for UICC requirements

November 13th, 2017

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LTE Cat-M1 test solution for UICC requirements New LTE Cat-M1 test package for the Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC covering GCF and PTCRB certification requirements 7layers , Ratingen, 13. Nov. 2017: With Release 13, 3GPP has specified LTE Cat-M1, a low power wide area (LPWAN) technology in licensed spectrum for enhanced machine type communication (eMTC). The technology is […]

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Thread Authorization – achieved by 7layers

November 9th, 2017

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7layers is now a Thread Authorized Test Lab Thread Certification services are now being offered to 7layers’ Smart Home and Internet of Things Customers Irvine, CA, 9-Nov-2017: Today 7layers, an international provider of engineering, testing and certification services for wireless enhanced devices and services has announced that it has been audited and authorized by the […]

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7layers is now Sigfox accredited for device certification

October 24th, 2017

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7layers is a Sigfox accredited supplier of consulting, test and certification services 7layers wireless expertise is being enhanced with Sigfox’s device-to-cloud communication approach Ratingen, Germany, 24 Oct. 2017: 7layers, an international provider of engineering, testing and certification services with years of experience in the wireless field, has now become a Sigfox accredited supplier of consulting, […]

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PTCRB accreditation for LTE Category M test and certification

September 26th, 2017

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LTE Category M test and certification services from 7layers Three 7layers laboratories have already been PTCRB accredited for LTE Category M test and certification 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 […]

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1st LoRaWAN 1.1 Certification workshop hosted by 7layers

September 18th, 2017

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1st LoRaWAN 1.1 Certification workshop hosted by 7layers in Ratingen/Gemany The LoRa Alliance had scheduled it first LoRaWAN 1.1 Certification workshop on the 7th and 8th September 2017 hosted by 7layers in Ratingen/Germany. The face-to-face meeting was chaired by Derek Hunt who is responsible for the LoRa Alliance Certification Committee. It was attended by major […]

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DSRC-V2X: 7layers gains status as 1st authorized test lab

September 7th, 2017

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7layers – first authorized test laboratory for DSRC-V2X technology Conformance Certification in Emerging Connected Vehicle and Automation Market Irvine, California, 7th September 2017 7layers has been authorized by the OmniAir Consortium to become the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) based Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. This makes 7layers part of OmniAir’s […]

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NB-IoT USIM Test Bench – available from 7layers

August 2nd, 2017

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NB-IoT USIM Test Bench available from 7layers 7layers introduces a new NB-IoT USIM Test Bench according to GCF WI#266 As part of Release 13, 3GPP has specified an independent, new radio interface, the Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT), also called LTE Cat NB1.  NB-IoT has been optimized for machine type communication, operating in licensed spectrum. Due to […]

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LTE Cat-M1 test and service environment available at 7layers

July 24th, 2017

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LTE Cat-M1 test and service environment available at 7layers 7layers supports development and certification of IoT services and devices based on LTE Cat-M1 technology LTE Cat-M1 (also called eMTC) technology is one of three low power wide area technologies operating in licensed spectrum bands, that have been standardized and published in 3GPP Release 13. LTE […]

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New: ERA-GLONASS certification

July 17th, 2017

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ERA-GLONASS certification organized by 7layers Component and vehicle certification for ERA-GLONASS via 7layers, the Vehicle-2-X experts Ratingen, 17 July 2017: ERA-GLONASS emergency calling systems, which have to be installed into vehicles such as cars, busses or trucks within in the EURASIAN Customs Union, are expected to reduce the impact of road casualties considerably. As reliability […]

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LoRa Antenna Performance Evaluation

July 10th, 2017

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LoRa Device Certification extended with Antenna Performance Evaluation New antenna performance evaluation for LoRa devices – already available at 7layers 7layers has extended its scope of LoRa certification services with new LoRa RF antenna performance requirements. LoRaWAN, a low-power wireless network protocol for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services, is based on an open industry […]

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PTCRB celebrates 20th anniversary

June 19th, 2017

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PTCRB celebrates 20th anniversary Last week the North American certification forum PTCRB celebrated its 20th anniversary in Toronto Cellular digital communication based on GSM was started in North America middle of the 90s. During 1997 the then cellular carriers Bell South, Microcell, Western Wireless and others, initiated a new certification scheme for Mobile Phones, called “PTCRB”. […]

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Accelerating the digital in-car revolution

May 23rd, 2017

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Accelerating the digital in-car revolution Benefit from 7layers, an expert in certification program development and smart world testing, to accelerate vehicle-to-X developments Ratingen, Germany, 22 May 2017: In future, the world will experience a completely new kind of “mobile device”. The digital in-car revolution will turn our beloved vehicles into something more like a connected […]

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Threatening news on RED?

April 19th, 2017

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Threatening news on RED? Did recent news on the upcoming RED confuse you? Recent news regarding the implementation of the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which is due to become valid in the EU on 12 June 2017 has confused many manufacturers and suppliers. The news threatened that devices with radio capabilities might be banned from sales […]

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Panel discussion on IoT security

April 2nd, 2017

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Securing IoT / M2M devices 7layers speaks on securing the enterprise for IoT panel at enterprise IoT in Austin, TX, USA 7layers’ Mahesh Kodukula was joined by Paul Jauregui, VP Marketing, Praetorian; Jon Clay, Sr. Global Marketing Manager, Technology and Threat Marketing, Trend Micro; Dr. Shane Rooney, IoT Executive Director, GSMA on a panel moderated […]

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NB IoT and LTE Cat.M certifications

March 31st, 2017

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GCF certifications for NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M products Following the most recent discussions and decisions of the GCF CAG 49ter and the GCF SG#70, certification of initial NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M products is possible now! Currently certification is still at a very early stage and GCF has lowered the specific entry criteria for NB-IoT and […]

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Actility and 7layers join forces for ThingPark Connected

February 23rd, 2017

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Actility joins forces with 7layers to scale up ThingPark Connected programme globally       Actility, the industry leader in low power wide area networking, today announces that it has selected 7layers, the leading international testing and certification house for the wireless industry, to implement the interoperability testing that leads to Actility’s “ThingPark Connected” status. […]

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Interlab EVO Test Management to be released at Mobile World Congress

February 21st, 2017

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Interlab EVO – Test Management for the IoT 7layers presents the next evolution of test management for wireless connected devices and IoT services at Mobile World Congress 2017 7layers presents “Interlab® EVO” at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona (Stand 1F50 of Bureau Veritas). Interlab EVO is a web-based, flexible test management solution that […]

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7layers – now authorized to provide LoRa Alliance US certification services

January 25th, 2017

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7layers – now authorized to provide LoRa Alliance US certification services Benefit from 7layers comprehensive portfolio for LoRa devices and modules Ratingen, Germany, 24.01.2017: Following the initial announcement in June 2016, 7layers has been authorized as a world-wide service provider for LoRa Alliance certification. Based on this, the 7layers group has now added LoRa Alliance […]

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8th LoRa All Members Meeting 23rd – 25th Jan

January 11th, 2017

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8th LoRa All Members Meeting 23rd – 25th January 2017 7layers welcomes you at the Open House of the LoRa All Members Meeting 7th LoRa Alliance Market Place 25th January 2017 Royal Garden Hotel 2-24 Kensington High Street London W8 4PT Learn more about the 7layers services LoRa Technology – Test & Certification The LoRa Alliance, […]

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Bluetooth 5 Qualification available at 7layers

December 14th, 2016

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Bluetooth 5 Qualification available at 7layers 7layers BQTFs are ready to get your Bluetooth® 5 devices through the new test and qualification process Ratingen, Germany, 14 Dec 2016: 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, today announced that its Bluetooth® Qualification Test Facilities (BQTFs) in the USA and Europe are ready to provide Bluetooth qualification services […]

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READY Bluetooth 5 test case package for Interlab TS

December 12th, 2016

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Bluetooth® 5  test case package for Interlab Test Solution New Bluetooth® 5 specification test case package available now for Interlab Test Solution Bluetooth RF Irvine CA, USA, 12 Dec 2016: 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, released a test case package for its Interlab Test Solution Bluetooth RF today, to support Bluetooth 5 Qualification Testing. This […]

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USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest

November 30th, 2016

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Successful USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest 7layers reports from USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest – centered around Connected Vehicle Safety Applications The latest “Connected Vehicle Technology Plugfest” was held in Novi, MI between November 15th through the 18th 2016. The Plugfest was sponsored by the USDOT and co-organized by 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, Danlaw and SwRI. The […]

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LoRa tech “Golden Device” for North America

November 21st, 2016

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One Step closer to North American LoRa Certification Newly developed “Golden Device” enables validation process of LoRa test solutions for the North American Market Test solutions for LoRa technology-supported devices that are to be marketed in North America can now be validated with the aid of a newly developed “Golden Device”. LoRa is a wireless […]

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Interlab EVO beta test phase in full swing

November 2nd, 2016

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Interlab EVO beta test phase in full swing To prepare the product launch of Interlab EVO – the next evolution of test management for the wireless world – a thorough beta test phase, conducted by 7layers, is now in full swing.   Interlab EVO, the successor of the well-established and proven InterLab software system, is […]

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5G Automotive Association founded

October 7th, 2016

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Newly founded 5G Automotive Association is driving the connected car The foundation of the “5G Automotive Association” (5GAA) was announced in Munich, Germany last week by its founding members AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc.   For the new association, cross-industry collaboration is key when it comes to […]

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7layers to host Qualcomm’s TCN Training

September 12th, 2016

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Qualcomm’s TCN training 2016 will be hosted by 7layers Qualcomm, a wireless chipset manufacturer and telecommunications equipment company, is very active in supporting the developments towards the Internet of Things (IoT) with leading mobile technologies such as LTE and upcoming 5G. Annual training sessions for TCN partners In order to facilitate test laboratories to offer […]

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Bureau Veritas CPS Newsletter

August 12th, 2016

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Bureau Veritas CPS Global Update Newsletter The Consumer Products Services division of Bureau Veritas, parent company of 7layers, has issued its latest “Global Update Newsletter”. Here you find the latest news about portfolio updates or changes to regulatory issues. This edition is of particular interest to the automotive, wearable and wireless industries. It also contains a number of […]

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New: Interlab EVO – Test Management System for the IoT

August 1st, 2016

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Interlab EVO takes test management to the next level 7layers announces the next evolution of test management for wireless connected devices and smart services. 7layers, a company of the Bureau Veritas Group, announces its new, web-based and scalable test management system “Interlab EVO”, which efficiently handles the ever more complex verification & validation processes required […]

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LoRa Alliance authorizes 7layers

June 14th, 2016

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7layers is 3rd party authorized by LoRa Alliance To further strengthen its position in the IoT connectivity world, 7layers has achieved status as one of the first, independent 3rd party test lab to be authorized to test and certify according to the LoRa(R) certification program. Importance of LPWA technologies for the IoT Ubiquitous connectivity is the basis of the […]

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