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7Layers in Sunnyvale, CA obtains CATL accreditation

Published on 17 October 2013


7Layers’ new Laboratory in Silicon Valley is now approved as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab.

7Layers, a Bureau Veritas Company, is proud to announce that its Sunnyvale Laboratory has completed its ISO 17025 accreditation audit and it has received CATL (CTIA Authorized Test Lab) accreditation. These accreditations let the 7Layers Sunnyvale location commercially offer certification services for over the air (OTA) and converged device test plans for a variety of technology standards including LTE, W-CDMA, GSM, GPRS and W-LAN bands a, b, g and n. The Sunnyvale office’s CATL accreditation is one of the first to include the new CTIA OTA Test Plan 3.2.1. With a Sunnyvale based accredited laboratory, 7Layers extends its already global engineering center footprint to the heart of Silicon Valley.

“Our customers and partners are pleased with the extension of our wireless testing expertise and services to the new Sunnyvale laboratory,” said Fernando Rodríguez, COO of 7Layers, Inc. “We will be able to offer local testing to one of the technology hubs leading the push for ubiquitous connectivity.”

The new Sunnyvale laboratory features two newly installed anechoic chambers for OTA testing. The over 13,000 square foot facility includes four on-site customer rooms with all the privacy, security and comfort hallmarks of a 7Layers laboratory. It is equipped to perform testing services for manufacturers with devices needing to meet requirements set by the PTCRB, GCF and network operators. This location will serve Silicon Valley and other worldwide customers of 7Layers.

7Layers new laboratory in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley
7Layers’ new laboratory in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley

The Sunnyvale location was established earlier this year and has been transformed into a fully accredited testing facility with the expertise and effort put forth by 7Layers staff and its suppliers. The 7Layers Sunnyvale laboratory will provide wireless testing services and engineering expertise for a variety of customers, including chipsets, handsets, and M2M devices in areas such as mHealth, telematics and smart grid.

About 7Layers

7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as LTE, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, CDMA, WiFi, GPS, TETRA, Bluetooth®…. End product manufacturers, component manufacturers, network operators, smart service providers and technology associations benefit from working with 7Layers. 7Layers runs accredited Test Houses in the USA, Germany, China, Korea and Japan offering conformance and interoperability testing, certification and global type approval for devices with integrated wireless connectivity and smart services. The 7Layers’ Systems House offers product development and integration support, development of test specifications and test cases, as well as InterLab test solutions and test management systems. The 7Layers’ Software House provides the InterLab Software System, for the systematic verification & validation of complex high-tech products. 7Layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries.

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