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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 currently […]

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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 leverage […]

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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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OCF Membership Announcement

June 8th, 2016

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OCF Membership Announcement To further enhance 7layers’ position in the IoT market, we have recently become a member of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The OCF’s goal is to help ensure that billions of connected devices can communicate smoothly with each other. Regardless of the manufacturer of a connected device, the operating system, the chipset […]

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PTCRB Award for 7layers Korea

April 11th, 2016

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PTRCB Award 2016 goes to 7layers Korea 7layers would like to let you know that the PTCRB Award 2016 has gone to 7layers Korea. This was based on the large number of PTCRB certifications combined with an extremely low level of certification issues the company turned out in 2015. The high quality renewal processes at […]

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GCF REFRESH enhancements on Interlab TS DEVICE/UICC

April 8th, 2016

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Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC covers new “REFRESH” test cases according to latest GCF Work Item #230 Services like remote subscription and roaming management of mobile devices require a reliable and correct communication with the integrated UICC. Such actions are handled via the specific USAT “REFRESH” command. Via its Work Item WI#230, GCF has extended its conformance requirements to sufficiently cover […]

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Type Approval in Namibia

April 5th, 2016

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New Regulatory Requirements in Namibia for radio/wireless products CRAN to replace ICASA in Nambia In 2015, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) stated its own regulation for Radio Type Approval. Telecommunication and radio communication equipment must now be approved according to the national Namibian regulations. No longer is it possible to use South Africa’s “ICASA” approval […]

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New RF Consulting Packages

February 3rd, 2016

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RF CONSULTING PACKAGES FROM 7LAYERS NEW RANGE OF FORMALIZED RF CONSULTING PACKAGES FOR WIRELESS CONNECTED DEVICES 3rd February 2016, Irvine (CA/USA) and Ratingen (Germany): For several years 7layers has offered RF consulting services to customers integrating wireless technology into their smart devices. Learning from the past, 7layers has identified common needs through the work of […]

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7layers opens new BQTF in CA

December 4th, 2015

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7LAYERS OPENS NEW BLUETOOTH QUALIFICATION TEST FACILITY IN SUNNYVALE, CA 7layers has a new formally recognized Bluetooth® Qualification Test Facility (BQTF), located in Sunnyvale, CA. This expands its Bluetooth Qualification Services to a location based in Silicon Valley to support a variety of local and global customers. Due to recent growth in IoT, wearable, and […]

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Wireless Power Charging on the move

November 6th, 2015

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Wireless Power Charging on the move in the automotive market There is a clear trend within the automotive market towards integrating wireless power charging trays into car consoles, armrests etc. This is a promising development that will reduce the hassle of fiddling with cables and a variety of plugs in order to charge mobile devices […]

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Reduced test efforts thanks to latest Bluetooth RF test spec

October 14th, 2015

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Latest Bluetooth RF test specification reduces test efforts according to the 7layers BQTFs About Bluetooth® qualification The Bluetooth wireless technology allows convenient and secure connectivity over short distances in smart devices such as mobile phones, laptops, medical devices, wearables, smart home devices etc. To enable market access such Bluetooth devices have to meet both regulatory […]

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New EMC lab opened in Beijing by 7layers

September 16th, 2015

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New EMC lab opened in Beijing by 7layers Beijing, 16 September 2015: 7layers, an international group of engineering and test centres for the smart world environment, has opened a further, extensive EMC laboratory in Beijing, which has already been accredited by the end of August. “The amount of wireless connected devices produced in China, that […]

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7 layers AG becomes 7layers GmbH

August 27th, 2015

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From 7layers AG to 7layers GmbH The 7  layers AG, the German unit of the global 7layers group,  has undertaken a change of form from the legal form of a German Stock Corporation to the legal form of a German Limited Liability Company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – GmbH). This change of form has taken […]

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Radio/EMC test capabilities extended at 7layers

July 10th, 2015

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7layers extends Radio/EMC test capabilities with most modern Full Anechoic Room New full anechoic chamber for state of the art Radio/EMC testing opened by 7layers in Germany. Ratingen, Germany, 10. July 2015: To keep up with the continuously growing market demands, 7layers, a specialist in validating devices and services based on wireless connectivity, has extended its […]

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Market leading A-GNSS OTA testing at 7layers

July 7th, 2015

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7layers Prepares for CTIA Mandate with Market Leading A-GNSS Over the Air (OTA) Test Solution 7layers Utilizes Spirent’s OTA Test Expertise to Deliver Realistic Evaluation of A-GNSS Performance of Wireless Devices Sunnyvale, Calif.– (July 7, 2015) — 7layers, a Bureau Veritas company and an international group of engineering and test centers for the wireless industry,  […]

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RF Challenges of Wearable Devices

July 6th, 2015

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RF CHALLENGES OF BODY WORN WIRELESS DEVICES The wearable device market is growing, and user expectations are growing with it. However, wearable devices have additional developmental challenges over standard IoT devices. Typically they use crowded frequencies such as 2.4 GHz and face a variety of radio noise environments. In most cases “wearables” are body worn […]

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Smart Services and the IoT – systematic verification

June 9th, 2015

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Smart Services and the IoT need systematic verification processes With the Internet of Things (IoT) and its manifestations, like Industry 4.0, Smart Services, M2M etc. a new era with significant opportunities begins. But certain criticalities are involved in the IoT How to ensure the necessary, constant connectivity? What happens with data security and privacy? How […]

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PTCRB PVG#69 Meeting hosted by 7layers in Korea

June 2nd, 2015

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The PTCRB PVG#69 meeting took place on 20 and 21 May hosted by 7layers in Korea. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Thomas Jaeger who welcomed more than 70 delegates from all over the world. PTCRB addressed a number of new technical work items that PVG had to cover.  Especially the latest developments on Carrier […]

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New OTA Reverb Chamber at 7layers

March 27th, 2015

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New OTA Reverb Chamber at 7layers ETS-Lindgren AMS-7200 OTA Reverb Test System for Wireless OTA Measurements constructed at 7layers Texas, 27 March 2015: 7layers and ETS-Lindgren are proud to announce they have completed installation of an ETS-Lindgren Model AMS-7200 Over-the-Air (OTA) Reverb Test System at 7layers’ laboratory in Sunnyvale, California. Reverberation chambers provide faster total radiated […]

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FIME and 7layers Simplify NFC Certification

March 26th, 2015

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FIME and 7layers Simplify NFC Certification NFC handset manufacturers can draw on combined telecom and NFC transactions expertise 26 March 2015 – 7layers and FIME today announce the signing of a partnership and the launch of a comprehensive testing and certification offering for the near field communication (NFC) enabled handset market. The collaboration provides consultancy, […]

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PTCRB award for 7layers

March 23rd, 2015

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PTCRB Award of Excellence 2015 goes to 7layers once again Ever since 2013, PTCRB has identified laboratories which best serve as an example of the ideal PTCRB laboratory. The PTCRB operators consider a test laboratory’s capabilities, as well as the quantity and quality of certifications, and then identify labs which exceed their expectations.  This may also include contributions to the […]

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Field Trial testing for GCF now includes LTE TDD

March 9th, 2015

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Field Trial testing at 7layers covers new LTE TDD requirements Field Trial testing is part of the GCF Certification scheme. By requiring tests on live networks in addition to conformance tests in a GCF Recognized Test Organization (GCF RTO) such as 7layers, manufacturers obtain practical insight into their device’s interoperability. For each feature being tested, field […]

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USDOT Connected Vehicle Partner

February 26th, 2015

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USDOT (US Department of Transportation) announces 7layers as partner for Connected Vehicle Program 7layers is selected to develop the Connected Vehicle Next Stage Certification Environment to include Device Requirements Test Specifications Test Equipment & Suites Test & Certification Services Technology providers, manufacturers and application developers will have the ecosystem available to validate Connected Vehicle solutions thereby […]

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7layers partners with University of Chemnitz for MirrorLink Apps

December 31st, 2014

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7layers partners with Technical University of Chemnitz for MirrorLink App Certification 7layers has entered a partnership with the Technical University of Chemnitz in the field of Driver Workload Testing for the MirrorLink App Certification Program. In this cooperation, the professorship of the Cognitive and Engineering Psychology at TU Chemnitz is taking the position of a […]

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OTA RF performance testing

December 10th, 2014

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OTA RF performance testing according to Vodafone – 7layers accreditation renewed Vodafone, one of world’s largest network operators, has once more renewed 7layers accreditation for executing over-the-air (OTA) RF performance tests related to the Vodafone terminal approval process. All terminals, Smartphones, wide mobile phones and data centric products such as USB dongles, routers, laptops etc. […]

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ORANGE approves 7layers AG for OTA/SAR

November 27th, 2014

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7layers AG is now an ORANGE approved lab for OTA/SAR ORANGE, one of the world’s leading telecommunications network operators, has approved 7layers AG as an authorized test laboratory to conduct over-the-air (OTA) RF antenna performance testing and SAR measurements for GSM, UTRA and LTE FDD/TDD devices. 7layers AG in Germany is a member of the […]

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Bluetooth Automation Explorer

November 18th, 2014

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Bluetooth Automation Explorer from 7layers Streamline your Bluetooth test projects with our free Bluetooth automation explorer Today’s growing Smart World with its applications and services see the introduction of wireless technologies, like Bluetooth® Smart, into a multitude of devices, which traditionally would have worked without connectivity, like e.g. medical devices, smart home devices, wearable technologies […]

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NEW: NFC test platform

November 7th, 2014

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NFC/UICC test platform – NEW from 7layers 7layers has extended its InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC with a new test case package for NFC/UICC conformance test requirements of GCF and PTCRB. The ideal solution for NFC enabled mobile devices. NFC technology NFC test requirements of GCF and PTCRB NFC testing supported by the InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC […]

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CTIA OTA test updates

October 10th, 2014

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Upcoming Over-the-Air Test Requirements of CTIA Upcoming updates to the CTIA OTA test plan version 3.5 include important proposed changes. The proposals are slated to be released early 2015 in the 3.5 version of the CTIA OTA Test Plan. The changes are to meet the evolving features of LTE and devices transmitting with multiple radio […]

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Rules & regulations for Smart Services

October 9th, 2014

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Smart Services – rules & regulations in a smarter world Smart Services are beginning to make a mark in our daily lives. New business models and processes are being developed, which are bringing great changes to the consumer world. To ensure that a Smart Services ecosystem, which involves different players and various devices and applications, […]

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