The LoRaWAN™ Certification Program has been set-up so that application-specific end-devices will operate smoothly on LoRaWAN networks.
LoRaWAN stands for Long Range Wide Area Network. It is a low-power wireless network protocol, supporting secure bi-directional communication for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications. The LoRaWAN protocol is based on an open industry standard called “LoRa” which is fully managed and controlled by the LoRa Alliance, an open, non-profit organization. In a star-shaped LoRa network, the low power, mainly battery driven LoRa devices communicate with LoRa gateways that send the data packets to a network server. The network server then has interfaces to connect to IoT platforms and applications.
LoRa devices are ideal for many M2M and IoT purposes. To ensure that the defined services are being delivered reliably, consistent interoperability between LoRa end-devices and gateways must be ensured.
The LoRa Alliance certification therefore requires that LoRa certified devices meet the functional requirements of the LoRaWAN protocol specifications. This has to be confirmed by successful testing against the LoRa Certification Program.
7layers is an authorized LoRa Alliance test laboratory, helping module and end-device manufacturers to achieve LoRa certification. Having started very early and successfully in the European region and with the European specific LoRa frequency bands, 7layers looks forward to also serving the North American market and other regions around the world once the required certification processes have been established.
7layers certification services for LoRa enabled products
7layers LoRa certification services ideally combine:
- LoRa testing and certification 7layers’ authorized labs offer LoRa test services necessary for certification.
- Regulatory testing and type approval 7layers has years of experience with wireless and Radio/EMC testing and offers global type approval handling.
- Additional 7layers services and products help manufacturers, network operators and IoT services providers to achieve technical compliance in any defined IoT ecosystem:
- LoRa Alliance pre-testing on devices and modules
7layers also provides test solutions (e.g. for LoRa Alliance Certification) that support manufacturers to prepare devices for certification or IoT services providers to develop and verify use-cases.