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Happy birthday 7layers! 20 years of wireless testing, certification, consulting and engineering.

May 21st, 2019

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Happy birthday 7layers! 20 years of wireless testing, certification, consulting and engineering. With initially 30 employees, 7layers developed rapidly into a global company with more than 250 employees and locations all over the world. With its wireless expertise, 7layers always stands for “State of the Art” services for wireless connected devices and smart IoT services. […]

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Update! Ukrainian RED Directive Extension for Automotive RF Products

May 14th, 2019

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Update! Ukrainian RED Directive Extension for Automotive RF Products On 12 April, 2019 the Ukrainian government adopted the amendment to Ukrainian RED directive 355  as separate “resolution”. This extension is only relevant for RF products mounted within vehicles and as part of their functionality. It enters into force from the day of its publication.   […]

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MirrorLink® Certification Services for Devices and Applications According to Car Connectivity Consortium

April 25th, 2019

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7layers offers MirrorLink® Certification Services for Devices and Applications According to Car Connectivity Consortium   MirrorLink® eases the way to the connected car by offering seamless connectivity between a smartphone and a vehicles infotainment system. By connecting MirrorLink enabled smartphones wirelessly or with a USB cable to MirrorLink enabled vehicle dashboards, drivers have easy access to applications running on their smartphone. MirrorLink […]

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Bureau Veritas wins again the PTCRB Award of Excellence

April 15th, 2019

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Bureau Veritas wins again the PTCRB Award of Excellence 2019 PTCRB Award of Excellence goes to Bureau Veritas – Congratulations! Bureau Veritas once again wins the “Award of Excellence” by PTCRB that recognizes our wireless laboratory in Taiwan for their outstanding work at the PTCRB. Read more 

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Antenna Test Services for Connected Devices

April 11th, 2019

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Comprehensive antenna test service portfolio for connected devices Antenna performance has an immense impact on the overall performance of a wireless communications end-product. Never mind how well all the other features are functioning, the moment the antenna is not working satisfactorily, everything else is secondary. Antenna performance is influenced by different product requirements, applications, size […]

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CTIA releases FAQ on the IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program

March 31st, 2019

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CTIA, the wireless association, has released an FAQ on the IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program that provides clarification on the eligibility of the certification, changes in firmware and hardware effects on certification and testing process. The IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program was developed to improve security for connected devices to protect consumers and wireless infrastructure. More information can […]

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FCC publishes Guideline for Module Certification, USA

March 14th, 2019

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In order to achieve market approval for a product with radio technologies in the USA, manufacturers must obtain certification of the respective device or module in accordance to the specifications of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Many modern products take advantage of wireless transmitter modules that already have been FCC-certified by a module manufacturer to […]

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Changes to ISED regulations Canada for wireless device testing

March 12th, 2019

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Changes to ISED Regulations Canada The authority for certification and approval of radio and telecommunication products in Canada  (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – ISED), is changing its requirements for wireless device testing. After March 15, 2019, ISED will only accept test reports from ISED accredited testing laboratories. After this deadline all ISED certification […]

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New Type Approval Regulations in Indonesia

March 11th, 2019

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Indonesia – New Type Approval Regulations The Indonesian radio and telecommunication regulatory authority (SDPPI) published 2 new regulations pertaining to type approval—PM Kominfo Nomor 7 Tahun 2018 and PM Kominfo Nomor 16 Tahun 2018.   The most significant changes include new requirements for the applicant (local representative) and updated labelling requirements. Applicant / Local Representative […]

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Pakistan Type Approval Regulations: Devices need national approval in Pakistan after removal from exemption list

March 8th, 2019

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Update on Type Approval Regulations in Pakistan Devices need national approval in Pakistan after removal from exemption list. Due to changed regulation by the PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY (PTA), from 19th DEC 2018, some types of devices were removed from exemption list. As you can see in the extracts below, devices of category 6, 7 and […]

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Update on Type Approval Regulations in China

March 7th, 2019

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Update on Type Approval Regulations in China The Action Plan for Promoting the Scale Deployment of the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) was issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on November 26, 2017. The Outline of the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan for National Economic […]

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Read Bureau Veritas current issue of eNewsletter with focus on 5G, Mobile World Congress and Anritsu cooperation

February 12th, 2019

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Please enjoy the current issue of our Bureau Veritas E.A.W. Newsletter. This time focused on: 5G, Mobile World Congress, cooperation with Anritsu. >> to the eNewsletter  

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Discover Bureau Veritas’ CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings in video.

January 30th, 2019

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Discover Bureau Veritas’ CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings in video. As a Bureau Veritas group member, 7layers is happy to forward Bureau Veritas CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings and wishes to you.  

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Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November

December 18th, 2018

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Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November For one year, the updated authorization program for FCC certifications for devices with radio technologies to be approved on the U.S. market was undergoing a transition period. Since November 2018, the sDoc procedure has been applicable for new devices and for changes made to devices […]

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Read Bureau Veritas CPS November Issue of eNewsletter with focus on International Approvals Management solution

November 28th, 2018

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Enjoy the October issue of  the Bureau Veritas CPS eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. This time with special focus on  International Approvals Management solution >> to the eNewsletter

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Update of type approval regulations in Ukraine – transition to RED – in force from 1 April, 2019

November 26th, 2018

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Update of type approval regulations in Ukraine – transition to RED in force from 1 April 2019 Due to new regulations in Ukraine and the transition to the RED regulations, according to the decision of the National Commission for Communications Regulation of Ukraine No. 117 and the The Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment, Decree of […]

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C-V2X demonstration at OmniAir Consortium Texas Plugfest

October 27th, 2018

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C-V2X demonstration at OmniAir Consortium Texas Plugfest In a joint effort between Commsignia, Qualcomm, Spirent, Rohde & Schwarz and 7layers, a demonstration of testing C-V2X devices to the OmniAir Connected Vehicle Program test requirements was shown at the OmniAir Texas Plugfest. The testing demonstrated how the C-V2X devices can be tested for interoperability to support […]

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7layers Testing Services Used in First-Ever OmniAir® V2X Certification of Roadside Units

October 23rd, 2018

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7layers Testing Services Used in First-Ever OmniAir® V2X Certification of Roadside Units Silicon Valley, California, 22-Oct-2018 – 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, has announced that its certification testing services were utilized in the first OmniAir® Certification program for roadside units (RSU) — awarded to Siemens Mobility for its Sitraffic ESCos RSU. The OmniAir® Certification program […]

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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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Mobile World Congress 2019

August 15th, 2018

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Join us at the Mobile World Congress 2019, in Barcelona 25 – 28 February 2019 Fira Gran Via Barcelona, Spain Hall 7 / Stand 7-E31 As the wireless expert of the Bureau Veritas smartworld segment, 7layers is looking forward to discussing the latest wireless technological developments with you, and how we can support you in bringing smart, mobile […]

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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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