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7 layers invites Spectrum Design Solutions as co-exhibitor at the International CTIA Wireless 2010

Published on 16 March 2010

7 layers invites Spectrum Design Solutions as co-exhibitor at the International CTIA Wireless 2010

Irvine, Ca, USA, 16th March 2010: 7 layers, an international provider of test, certification and type approval services for products with integrated wireless technologies, and Spectrum Design Solutions, a wireless design engineering services company, are announcing their new partnership and will be exhibiting together at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas from March 23-25. Visitors to booth 2035 in hall C3 will find out how their time to market issues can benefit from the combined experience and expertise of these two companies.

Spectrum Design Solutions, working together with 7 layers can offer customers who are integrating a wireless design the quickest time to market, starting with system analysis and requirements definition through all the steps of a design, testing and certification process.
This partnership is the result of the long-standing working relationship between the two companies.

Today, it has become increasingly more difficult for developers to successfully launch a product. As products have become technically more complex and the market more competitive navigating these challenges has become even more important.

Many wireless module and chipset providers are referring their customers to 7 layers and to Spectrum.
Their combined services can help developers handle the complicated design and integration processes with the obligatory test and certification processes in mind. This way, product development – including integration processes – becomes more efficient and the subsequent certification and type approval procedures more straightforward.

“This is especially true of M2M device manufacturers, whose products do not originate from the wireless world and who are looking to add wireless capability to augment their product portfolio and features sets. These companies can leverage our combined experience and benefit from support during the design, testing and certification process,” explains Bruce York, business development manager of 7 layers, “It can be extremely valuable for them to have a center of excellence such as Spectrum acting as an extension of their own R&D team to assist manufacturers before they come to the stage of final product certification.”

The performing of early development testing and pre-screening are a great way to assess a project’s readiness. With the experience of testing many devices in different disciplines such as Global Regulatory, RF and Protocol compliance, Application Enabler, and Field & Interoperability (FIT), 7 layers in combination with Spectrum can advise customers early in the development process on the pros and cons of their technology choices.

“Spectrum and 7 layers are working closely together and our combined experience has been a great benefit to our mutual customers. We know each other’s processes and lab facilities which helps work through issues quickly,” comments Mike Fette, Spectrum VP of business development: “Our partnership is of great value to customers who come to us early in their design. We can also help those who have already started the certification process on their own. By interpreting the data taken in the (pre-) certification process and offering alternative options we help customers pass certification without further delay”.