LoRa Alliance certification program

LoRa AllianceTM certification program
One of the goals for 2018 is to increase the number of certified devices available in the market.  

LoRaWANCertification - 7layersFor 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 by 7layers. Being certified gives manufacturers the right to use the official LoRaWANTM Certified logo and it helps to market their products accordingly.

7layers is an active LoRa AllianceTM member and it is also authorized for device, sensor and module certifications and performance evaluations. “We are part of the Alliance activities now since three years and we have seen a very fast growing ecosystem”, said Thomas Jaeger responsible for Business Developments and Innovations at 7layers. “7layers helps all kind of IoT stakeholders to prepare and finalize their products and services for successful operations. This includes also the LoRa AllianceTM certification program. We are offering all related services”.


For more information about the LoRa AllianceTM certification program, please contact 7layers at info@7layers.com

embedded world 2018

embedded world 2018
Experience how 7layers can help you meet your market access targets in the world of embedded systems

27th February – 1st March 2018
Nurnberg   embedded world exhibition
Exhibition Centre
Hall 3, Booth 3-428
M2M Area

Developers of embedded systems have to meet enormous requirements these days. The embedded industries are confronted with topics such as reliability, energy efficiency, performance, wireless and/or mobile connectivity and usability for smart Internet of Things applications.

7layers, a Bureau Veritas group company, has been presenting its services at the embedded world for several years. In 2018 we will exhibit together with the Bureau Veritas subsidiaries from Nuremberg and Türkheim to present an even wider and highly suited portfolio at our new booth. Meet us in the M2M area! We look forward to helping you optimize, test and certify your smart wireless connected devices and IoT services.

7layers is an expert in

  • Short range technologies (Bluetooth® (low energy), WLAN, NFC, DSRC …)
  • LPWAN technologies (LoRa, Sigfox …)
  • Cellular technologies (GSM, GERAN, UTRAN, LTE, LTE Cat.M, NB IoT etc.) and
  • Radio / EMC testing

At the embedded world 2018 we will present

Engineering services

Consulting on the integration of radio modules and influence on certification aspects, antenna integration, optimization of RF performance // development support of IoT Services (technical consulting, requirements management, wireless technology consultancy, development of test specifications, validation programs, end-to-end lifecycle management).

Test Services

EMC and spurious emission testing, Radio -, Protocol -, OTA antenna -, electrical safety -, explosion protection testing (ATEX), radar sensors, environmental simulation tests, antenna calibration … (pre-compliance -, conformance -, field -, interoperability testing, end2end testing of IoT services).

Global market access services

International type approval (RED, FCC, ISED Canada, GS, CE, e-mark, Ex etc.), certifications (Bluetooth®, LoRa, Sigfox, Thread, ERA-GLONASS, MirrorLink, Wireless Power, GCF, PTCRB, Tetra BOS) plus network operator and services provider qualifications.

Interlab EVO test management system

For the effective management of R&D and test processes, product requirements, test plans, test results and reports.


For more information and to arrange a meeting at the embedded world 2018 please contact info@7layers.com

Thread Authorization – achieved by 7layers

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 Thread Group to provide Thread Certification Services.

About the Thread technology

Thread is a technology designed to reliably connect and control hundreds of products around the home and beyond through a robust, IP based and secure mesh network with no single point of failure. The Thread Group is a non-profit organization focused on the development of the Thread Technology. Only Thread certified products can bear the Thread logo to show the quality, security and interoperability of connected products to consumers.

7layers Thread services

Building on its extensive wireless expertise, 7layers is proud to continue to expand its service offering to the IoT market and in particular the Smart Home and Building Automation sector with the new Thread Certification capabilities. Thread Certification is complementary to other wireless technology certifications 7layers provides, such as Bluetooth®, LoRa, MirrorLink, Qi, Sigfox, KNX, WiFi, Zigbee, etc. and will play a key role in the rapidly emerging IoT market.

“Offering Thread Certification testing further underlines our commitment to support the Smart Home and Building Automation market with our wireless technology know-how and certification expertise,” stated Boris Binger, Sr. Technical Manager.  “Thread technology is enabling companies to build connected products for the smart home market with greater reliability/robustness, compatibility and usability.”

About The Thread Group

The non-profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the internet of things in the home and beyond by educating product developers, builders and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a positive experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Thread is backed by industry-leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Solutions, Johnson Controls, Nest Labs, NXP® Semiconductors, OSRAM, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, Somfy, and Yale Security. Since opening its membership in October 2014, companies from around the world and across all aspects of the expansive and connected technology sector have joined the Thread Group to create the very best way to connect and control devices. For more information, please visit www.threadgroup.org.

About 7layers

7layers, is an international group of engineering & test centers. the company supports industries employing wireless technologies such as 4G, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth®, LoRa, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and others. Manufacturers of wireless enhanced devices, component manufacturers, IoT services providers, network operators and technology associations benefit from working with us. The group runs accredited test laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia offering consulting & engineering, conformance & interoperability testing, certification & global type approval. 7layers also develops off-the-shelf and customized test set-ups. 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries. For more information visit http://www.bureauveritas.com/home/about-us/our-business/cps/your-industry/wireless-smart-world and www.7layers.com

Medica 2017 – Healthcare Brokerage Event

Medica 2017   medica logo
Healthcare Brokerage Event

Hall 6 Gallery / First Floor
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

Meet 7layers on 14th and 15th November at Medica’s Healthcare Brokerage Event

ZENIT GmbH, together with the Healthcare Sector Group of the Enterprise Europe Network, is organizing  the healthcare brokerage event at medica 2017. 7layers’ Thami Elidrissi will be available at the brokerage event on 14th and 15th November 2017, 2pm – 6pm.

Go to https://www.b2match.eu/medica2017 and arrange a meeting with Mr. Elidrissi, who is presenting the 7layers capabilities regarding

  • Test services for wireless health devices
  • International certification and type approval
  • Technical consulting and engineering for smart m-health services
  • RF (radio performance) consulting
  • Latex and other chemical testing

Take a look at our brochure for a quick overview on 7layers’ mHealth Services.


info@7layers.com and learn more about 7layers services for connected mHealth devices

DSRC-V2X: 7layers gains status as 1st authorized test lab

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 commercial Connected Vehicle certification program, launching October 1, 2017. 

OmniAir’s certification program

OmniAir’s certification program provides third party accredited laboratory testing and validation of DSRC-based V2X devices to ensure that device manufacturers, suppliers and automotive OEMs entering the V2X market develop products that conform to industry protocol standards and specifications, to bring about trusted device communications.

7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group company, runs engineering and test centers specializing in wireless technologies. 7layers supports the development, testing and market access processes of connected devices, as well as the set-up and maintenance of smart IoT services through its test products and services. With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, 7layers works with manufacturers, network operators, technology developers and organizations supporting wireless technologies across multiple industries, including the fast-growing automotive market with its Vehicle-to-Everything applications. As a member of OmniAir, 7layers participated in developing the Connected Vehicle Next Stage Certification Program, initiated by the USDOT.

Benefits of the connected vehicle certification program from OmniAir

“Independent, third party certification for interoperable devices is a vital step that reveals a level of readiness and maturity of the technology,” said OmniAir Consortium’s, Executive Director Jason Conley. “Security certificate authorities are also looking at third party certification to serve as a litmus test deciding which devices will receive production certificates.”

“7layers is thrilled to be selected as the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory for the Connected Vehicle certification program,” remarked CEO Fernando Rodríguez of 7layers, Inc. “We expect this program to be an important step in making our roads safer, and vehicle transport more efficient and environmentally friendly. As an OATL, 7layers now has the chance to support industry innovation through certification, by letting good quality products stand out in the V2X market.”

OmniAir Consortium was founded over 10 years ago, with the express purpose of promoting communications conformance and interoperability among intelligent transportation technologies, irrespective of the communications platform. OmniAir and its members have worked collaboratively with transportation stakeholders to develop requirements and specifications for both tolling and Connected Vehicles. Since 2012, OmniAir has certified RFID tags and readers used in electronic toll collection systems.

About 7layers

7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as 4G, 3G and 2G, DSRC, ERA-GLONASS, LoRa, Bluetooth® and others. Manufacturers of wireless enhanced devices, component manufacturers, IoT services providers, network operators and technology associations benefit from working with 7layers. The group runs accredited test laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia offering consulting & engineering, conformance & interoperability testing, certification & global type approval. 7layers also develops off-the-shelf and customized test set-ups. 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries. For more information visit www.bureauveritas.com/cps and www.7layers.com. Contact: marketing@7layers.com

About OmniAir

OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, IoT technologies and connected vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.

Actility and 7layers join forces for ThingPark Connected

Actility joins forces with 7layers to scale up
ThingPark Connected programme globally

Actility7layers - a Bureau Veritas Group Company




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. ThingPark Connected devices have been extensively tested through LoRaWAN use cases and application integration to confirm interoperability in networks powered by Actility’s network server and management software.

7layers has implemented the ThingPark Connected test plans for Europe, and the service is now available through ThingPark Market.

“We’re very pleased to launch this collaboration with 7layers, one of the leading global wireless test houses,” says Actility EVP for Products, Boris Lacroix,”It’s a mark of the strength of the Connecting with ThingPark programme, and the demand that we are seeing from our device vendor partners, that we needed to bring aboard a dedicated global specialist like 7layers only months after the programme launched. Our partners recognize that getting to be ThingPark Connected is a product improvement programme, not a barrier that must be overcome, and they know that it will increase the reach and profile of their product dramatically“

ThingPark“7layers will ensure that the whole process runs extremely smooth, providing support from our own engineers throughout,” explains Dipl-Ing Thomas Jaeger, Director for Group Business Development & Innovation at 7layers. “We will be able to offer vendors a full service, for example providing LoRaWAN Certification or radio antenna performance optimization alongside ThingPark Connected testing. This will help them make sure their product is optimized for real network deployment from Day One. The target is also to give service providers clear visibility of the whole process, so that they can be confident that the products coming through the pipeline are ready to be deployed on their IoT networks.”

Actility’s “Connecting with ThingPark”(*) programme is designed to support device and application vendors in bringing their LPWA products and applications to market.

The programme offers access to a world-leading IoT carrier-grade network platform, which has already been selected in over half the large scale LPWA network rollouts globally, and a developer programme offering support, tools and a community which can be accessed online and in real life through a range of developer events and meet-ups. When partners have developed their device, they can follow the product optimisation programme hosted by 7layers, providing the testing and recommendations to get you ready for market and leading to the ThingPark Connected mark. When their product is ThingPark Connected, they can market it through an e-commerce platform to enable and support global sales and marketing initiatives, targeting the worldwide customer base connected to the entire network of ThingPark powered networks.

“7layers will be a major asset to our programme, and support for our partners,” says Derek Hunt, Technical Director for Partner Services at Actility. “Thingpark Connected testing is available in Europe now, and we are working with 7layers to complete test plans and have testing available across NA and APAC within the next few months. Soon anyone who wants to join the ThingPark ecosystem will have access to quick and comprehensive ThingPark Connected testing, and more, anywhere around the globe.”

(*)The ”Connecting with ThingPark” programme, and the “ThingPark Connected” mark were previously known as “ThingPark Approved”.

About Actility
Actility is the industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) large-scale infrastructure and the innovator behind the ThingPark IoT Solution platform. Actility’s ThingPark enables scalable LPWA networks and interoperable IoT applications and services. ThingPark Wireless is a core network management and supervision solution for LPWA connectivity designed from the beginning for carrier-grade solutions, and already deployed in over half the national LPWA network rollouts globally. ThingPark OS is a central IoT management service to connect sensors to applications with bidirectional interactions. ThingPark X is a data analytics and control framework which exposes data from connected things to applications and connects with cloud platforms, and also offers off the shelf IoT industrial applications. ThingPark Market is a B2B ecommerce platform aggregating, distributing and connecting IoT devices and applications to the ThingPark platform. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. Press contact: anne.vangemert@actility.com