sps ipc drives

sps ipc drives
Industrial solutions with wireless technologies benefit from 7layers radio technology expertise

28 – 30 November 2017
Germany
Nuremberg
Exhibition Centre
Hall 10, Booth 422G
Area “wireless in automation”

sps ipc drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation, systems and components. As an expert in wireless technologies, 7layers will present is engineering services and comprehensive test & certification portfolio for connected devices, sensors and industry 4.0 processes. We look forward to meeting you at sps ipc drive.

Supporting smart automation projects with wireless technologies

The 7layers team looks forward to helping you set up your wireless automation projects. Rely on our expertise when it comes to questions such as:

  • Which aspects do I have to consider, when choosing a wireless technology for sensors and actors in a manufacturing environment?
  • What are the rules & regulations, to which wireless-connected automation devices have to adhere to?
  • How can I validate that a factory automation process works reliably – end-to-end?
  • How can I streamline the market access process?

Our colleagues from Bureau Veritas Nuremberg will also be present at the event. They are experts in environmental tests (temperature, vibration, shock etc.) and EMC testing of larger objects in their 10m anechoic chambers with a loading capacity of up to 3 tonnes.

For more information please contact: info@7layers.com, take a look at  7layers on Industry 4.0 or download our Industrial Internet of Things Brochure: 7layers IIOT Brochure

Interlab EVO Test Management to be released at Mobile World Congress

Interlab EVO – Test Management for the IoT
7layers presents the next evolution of test management for wireless connected devices and IoT services at Mobile World Congress 2017

7layers presents “Interlab® EVO” at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona (Stand 1F50 of Bureau Veritas). Interlab EVO is a web-based, flexible test management solution that ideally supports the complex verification & validation processes that are required for the development and market access processes of connected devices and IoT services. With the evolution of the IoT, devices and services are becoming more complex and prone to error. This results in costly recalls and fixes that endanger customer satisfaction. With Interlab EVO users can rely on a consistent process organization, combined with a high level of automation that stands for effective team collaboration, error prevention, quality and time-to-market.

We welcome Mobile World Congress visitors to our stand in Hall 1, 1F50, on Tuesday afternoon, 28th February 2017

  • 4:30-5:30 pm
    for an Industry Insight on the “Theory of Testing and Test Management” and an Interlab EVO presentation
  • 4:30 – 7:00 pm
    followed by a drinks reception at the Bureau Veritas stand and further talks with our specialists.

Interlab EVO is composed of the Test Management System and the Test Requirements Management System.

Users organize the actual project handling within the Test Management System, which includes version control of devices-under-test, test laboratory management, results management and automated test report generation. Specific report templates can easily be uploaded and used within the system. Members of different teams and locations work together 24/7 on the seamless platform.

The Test Requirements Management System is an individual module of Interlab EVO, enabling users to smoothly manage the numerous and Interlab_EVO_Overviewconstantly changing specifications, quality policies and the consequential test plans. Specifications, including test specifications plus test case descriptions, and quality policies, containing official or private certification aspects, are the backbone of any verification lifecycle management process. Interlab EVO ideally supports the handling of such crucial information. Once uploaded data can be centrally maintained and used time and time again, by all teams involved.

Ready-to-use Content Packages

In the IoT environment, which is characterized by continuous change, it is of prime importance to maintain such specifications continually for up to date test and certification processes. To facilitate this, 7layers offers ready-to-use content packages for Interlab EVO. These cover the requirements of industry interest groups such as GCF, PTCRB, Bluetooth® and LoRaWAN. Ready-to-use content packages for regulatory requirements such as RED of FCC are currently in planning. The flexible system also enables users to enter their own content, including product or service requirements, specific quality policies, device-under-test descriptions and report templates.

Test Plan Generator

The Interlab EVO Test Requirements Management System also features a fast and almost automatic test plan generator. Users simply choose the quality policy their device-under-test should adhere to and describe it via a guided questionnaire. The system simultaneously and automatically creates the respective test plan, which can be adapted manually if necessary. Should requirements or product changes arise, the generation of “delta test plans” is fully supported. If preferred, it is also possible to import test plans created by “Interlab LIVE”, an online test plan generator from 7layers, or use test plans from other Interlab sources.

Working with Interlab EVO

The highly critical but laborious task of tracing test results back to their respective requirements, is facilitated by the seamless Interlab EVO platform and its systematic, consistent process organization. It effortlessly compares features and versions of devices-under-test, plus the test laboratories and test resources involved, with the respective quality policies and specifications including test cases and test parameters. For a quick and precise project overview and status information, the system provides clearly arranged metrics of test results via specially designed dashboards.

“With Interlab EVO we are now offering a comprehensive but also flexible verification lifecycle management solution for the IoT”, explains Carsten Kuhfuss, Interlab Product Manager at 7layers. “Depending on the size and the requirements of their organization, customers can not only choose between different product options and content packages. The generic interfaces between Interlab EVO and other IT systems also enable them to easily import relevant data and templates to manage their specific needs. Interlab EVO is the successor of the proven Interlab software system, which is in use by certification organizations, network operators, IoT service providers, test laboratories and leading smartphone manufacturers around the world.

After the initial presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Interlab EVO will be introduced to the market gradually, starting spring 2017.

 

About 7layers: 7layers is a group of engineering & test centers specializing in wireless technologies. The organization supports the development, testing and market access processes of connected devices, as well as the set-up and maintenance of Smart Services. Stakeholders in Smart Services processes, such as manufacturers and suppliers of connected devices, wireless component manufacturers, network operators, application developers and the Smart Services providers themselves benefit from using 7layers services and products. 7layers services for connected devices encompass antenna and module integration; RF consulting; Radio/EMC testing, interoperability, field and conformance testing; certification (PTCRB, GCF, Bluetooth®, MirrorLink, LoRa and many more) and international type approval (RED (R&TTE), FCC, ISED Canada etc.). Smart Services processes are supported with technical consulting, analysis of suitable technologies, reviewing requirements, benchmarking as well as the development of specifications, quality policies, test specifications and test cases. Additionally, 7layers provides test solutions (Bluetooth RF, Device/UICC, TTY, LoRa) and the new Interlab EVO Test Management System for the verification lifecycle management of connected devices and Smart Services.
The 7layers service centers and/or accredited test labs are located in the USA (Irvine, Sunnyvale), Germany (Ratingen), Korea (Seoul), Japan (Yokohama) and China (Beijing, Shenzhen). 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries. More information at:  www.7layers.com  and www.bureauveritas.com/cps  Contact: Brigitte.Lewis@7layers.com

Medica 2016 Brokerage Event

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7layers participates in the Healthcare Brokerage Event of the Medica 2016, presenting our services in bringing wireless connected health devices to the global market.

14 – 17 November 2016
Messe Düsseldorf
Hall 6, Gallery
40474 Düsseldorf
Germany

The aim of the Medica Brokerage Event is to assist enterprises, universities and research institutions in finding partners in Europe for product development, manufacturing and licensing agreements, distribution partnerships, joint ventures or other types of partnership.7layers is taking part, as we believe that by developing a wide partner network we can support our customers better in mastering the challenges of the IoT, be it in the health sector or any other vertical market.

To meet the 7layers experts at Medica 2016, just contact info@7layers.com and we will schedule a meeting for you.

 

7layers to host Qualcomm’s TCN Training

Qualcomm’s TCN training 2016 will be hosted by 7layers

qualcommQualcomm, a wireless chipset manufacturer and telecommunications equipment company, is very active in supporting the developments towards the Internet of Things (IoT) with leading mobile technologies such as LTE and upcoming 5G.

Annual training sessions for TCN partners

In order to facilitate test laboratories to offer the best possible service when testing devices and services built on Qualcomm technologies and chipsets, the company organizes annual training sessions for their carefully chosen “Test Center Network” (TCN).

This year’s event will be hosted by 7layers, a Qualcomm preferred test center for many years.

The training is going to take place on the 26th and 27th October 2016 in Germany in Ratingen, near Duesseldorf airport, thus being in easy reach from anywhere in Europe.

The two-day training will include training sessions provided by the Qualcomm’s Wireless Academy Team, providing a deep understanding of the Qualcomm chipset and test technologies. Trainings like this are vital in a fast changing technological environment. They facilitate Qualcomm preferred test centers such as 7layers to offer customers launching Qualcomm-based devices, reliable technical support when it comes to troubleshooting and debugging, thus shortening time-to-market considerably.

“Experience shows that our customers benefit greatly from such a training”, explains Thomas Jaeger, Director Business Development and Innovation of the global 7layers Group. “Therefore 7layers Germany gladly supports this activity together with the 7layers locations in Korea and China, by hosting the event in 2016”.

For more information, please contact: info@7layers.com

New: Interlab EVO – Test Management System for the IoT

Interlab EVO LogoInterlab EVO takes test management to the next level
7layers announces the next evolution of test management for wireless connected devices and smart services.

7layers, a company of the Bureau Veritas Group, announces its new, web-based and scalable test management system “Interlab EVO”, which efficiently handles the ever more complex verification & validation processes required for the development and market access of wireless devices and smart services.

A web-based, seamless solution

As a web-based solution, Interlab EVO enables members of various teams and locations to work together 24/7 on a seamless verification & validation platform. The troublesome task of tracing test results back to their respective requirements is facilitated by a systematic, consistent process. This supports the management of devices-under-test, including their features, the necessary test specifications as well as the laboratories and test resources involved. For a quick and precise project overview the system provides clearly arranged metrics of the large number of test results via specially designed dashboards.

Interlab EVO consists of

  • the Test Requirements Management System,
    which allows users to manage specifications, quality policies and test plans, and
  • the Test Management System,
    which is used for the actual project handling. This includes version control of devices-under-test, test laboratory management, results management and test report generation.

Interlab_EVO_Overview

As a scalable solution, Interlab EVO enables interested parties to choose not only the number of users and connected test resources, but also exactly those Interlab EVO components that they need.

“With Interlab EVO, we have succeeded in creating not only a comprehensive, but also an extremely flexible and open solution that can be ideally adapted to our customers’ needs”, explains Carsten Kuhfuss, Interlab Product Manager at 7layers. “Customers can decide which Interlab EVO components they require and which tasks they want to organize outside the system. Thanks to generic interfaces between Interlab EVO and other IT systems users can easily create and import their own report templates or other relevant data. Due to the rapid development of the smart wireless world, it is highly important to ensure that devices and services are tested in accordance with the latest requirements. For this reason, our test management system offers specific use cases that are especially geared to handling such demands.”

Test Plan Generation with Interlab EVO

Interlab EVO features a fast, automatic test plan generator, with which test plans can be generated based on product specifications, the quality policies that products have to be in line with and market access-specific, guided questionnaires. If necessary, test plans can be adapted manually, and should requirements or product changes arise, the generation of “delta test plans” is fully supported. If preferred, it is also possible to import test plans created by “Interlab LIVE”, an online test plan generator from 7layers, or use test plans from other sources.

Content Management with Interlab EVO

Product standards, test specifications, test case descriptions, certification and regulatory requirements are the backbone of Interlab EVO. Once uploaded they can be used time and time again, by all teams involved, and centrally maintained. In the wireless smart world environment, which is characterized by continuous change, it is of prime importance to maintain such specifications continually for up to date test and certification processes. To facilitate this, 7layers offers ready-to-use content packages for Interlab EVO covering the requirements of industry interest groups such as the PTCRB, GCF, Verizon Wireless, Bluetooth® SIG etc. Content packages for regulatory requirements such as FCC or RED (R&TTE), are planned as well, as they are important for market access of all devices with integrated radio components.

Interlab EVO is the successor of the proven Interlab software system, which is in use by certification organizations, network operators, Smart Services providers, test laboratories and leading Smartphone manufacturers around the world. By creating Interlab EVO, 7layers now offers a system that is in pole position to take Test Management for the systematic verification of Smart World requirements to the next level.  For more information please turn to: info@7layers.com

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About 7layers: 7layers is a group of engineering & test centers specializing in wireless technologies. The organization supports the development, testing and market access processes of connected devices, as well as the set-up and maintenance of Smart Services. Stakeholders in Smart Services processes, such as manufacturers and suppliers of connected devices, wireless component manufacturers, network operators, application developers and the Smart Services providers themselves benefit from using 7layers services and products.
7layers services for connected devices encompass antenna and module integration; RF consulting; Radio/EMC testing, interoperability, field and conformance testing; certification (PTCRB, GCF, Bluetooth®, MirrorLink, LoRa and many more) and international type approval (RED (R&TTE), FCC, Canada etc.). Smart Services processes are supported with technical consulting, analysis of suitable technologies, reviewing requirements, benchmarking as well as the development of specifications, quality policies, test specifications and test cases. Additionally, 7layers provides Interlab test solutions (Bluetooth RF, Device/UICC, TTY) and the new Interlab EVO Test Management System for the verification lifecycle management of connected devices and Smart Services.
The 7layers service centers and/or accredited test labs are located in the USA (Irvine, Sunnyvale), Germany (Ratingen), Korea (Seoul), Japan (Yokohama) and China (Beijing, Shenzhen). 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries.
More information at:  www.7layers.com  and www.bureauveritas.com/cps  Contact: Brigitte.Lewis@7layers.com

Electronica China 2016

Electronica China

Shanghai, China
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
15 – 17 Mar. 2016

Booth 3833
German Pavillion
Hall E3

The electronica China is the leading trade platform for electronic components and systems in China as well as the Asian-Pacific region. Our 7layers Team will take part as an expert in Radio EMC testing, and provide our support for service providers, manufacturers and distributors during their product launch with:

Meet 7layers at the electronica china 2016 in Shanghai.
For further information please contact info@7layers.com

New RF Consulting Packages

RF CONSULTING PACKAGES FROM 7LAYERS
NEW RANGE OF FORMALIZED RF CONSULTING PACKAGES FOR WIRELESS CONNECTED DEVICES

3rd February 2016, Irvine (CA/USA) and Ratingen (Germany): For several years 7layers has offered RF consulting services to customers integrating wireless technology into their smart devices. Learning from the past, 7layers has identified common needs through the work of its RF engineers and has formalized its RF consulting services to address the typical problems experienced by its customers.

“In order to ease the buying process and speed up the time-critical support services to our customers, 7layers has now restructured its RF support by offering formalized RF Consulting Packages”, explains Boris Binger, Business Development Manager at 7layers. “These consulting packages will provide additional value to customers who are new to wireless technology, or lack key in-house RF expertise when integrating wireless technology into a product.”

With this service extension, 7layers supports the wireless market from early development to post market release with a unique combination of engineering and test services. Customers can benefit from a combination of wireless expertise and accredited test & certification know-how provided by a single partner.

The 7layers RF consulting services are divided into three phases:

This allows customers to choose exactly the package that fits best to a particular phase of the product lifecycle.

RF consulting services from 7layers

Separating the 7layers services into distinct RF Consulting Packages allows clients to select those services that best meet their specific needs and situations. These packages can be used for any device integrating any type of RF technology, such as LTE, 3G, 2G as well as Bluetooth®, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, etc.

In cases where customers have very specific demands, 7layers will still provide customized RF consulting. If and when a pattern emerges, new packages based upon these demands will be developed. 7layers will continue to leverage its years of experience with requirements from organizations such as GCF, PTCRB, Bluetooth®, Vodafone, etc. to support companies integrating RF technologies during the development and market access phases of their high-quality smart products.

For more information please review our RF Consulting Services or contact info@7layers.com with questions.

Embedded World 2016

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Nuremberg (Germany)
Exhibition Centre
Hall 5, Booth 5-246e
23 – 25  Feb 2016

7layers is an expert in engineering, testing, certification and Smart Services. We are active in areas such as smart home, m-health, automotive-infotainment, Car2X, Smart Services, mobile devices and wireless modules. Like before, we will exhibit at the Embedded World 2016 in the M2M area.

Visit 7layers at the embedded world 2016
to get more information about our first-rate support

Engineering services

  • Smart Services Processes
    Analysis according to our SODA model
    Consultancy regarding mandatory and customer specific requirements, suitable wireless technologies and Smart Services life-cycle management.
  • Development of products with wireless connectivity
    Consultancy regarding official rules & regulations and technical interdependencies
    e.g. integration of modules and antennas, elimination of malfunctions, readiness for certification, type approval and international market
  • Applications
    Development of customized specifications which take care of requirements such as connectivity, data security, safety and usability.

Test services

  • Radio testing, EMC testing, pre-certification testing, conformity testing, field and interoperability measurements, antenna tests, operator acceptance tests, end-to-end tests of Smart Services and applications.

Global market access

  • International type approval (R&TTE, RED, FCC, IC Canada etc.), certifications (Bluetooth®, MirrorLink (car connectivity consortium), Tetra BOS, MFi, GCF, PTCRB).

InterLab® Test Management System

  • With our scalable, customized InterLab System you can optimize the complex handling of testing and lifecycle management of connected devices and Smart Services. Learn how to manage numerous requirements, technologies, test set-ups and teams more efficiently.

For further information or to arrange a personal meeting with 7layers at the embedded world 2016 please contact Info@7layers.com.

Wireless Power Charging on the move

7layers supports wireless power charging devices

Wireless Power Charging
on the move in the automotive market

There is a clear trend within the automotive market towards integrating wireless power charging trays into car consoles, armrests etc. This is a promising development that will reduce the hassle of fiddling with cables and a variety of plugs in order to charge mobile devices on the go.

German auto consortium CE4A uses the Qi wireless power charging technology

For this initiative, the German auto consortium CE4A has chosen the Qi technology as one of the preferred wireless charging standards. Qi technology is being developed and maintained by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). There is already a large variety of mobile-device models on the market that support the Qi technology standard. With the automotive industry’s support, this trend will make interoperability issues a thing of the past and turn “wireless power charging on the move” into something we will take for granted in the not too distant future. http://www.makezens.com/blog/automotive-industry-embraced-wireless-charging/

Wireless power transmitters and receivers have to be in accordance with the requirements of regulatory and industry interest groups.

7layers has been involved in testing devices supporting wireless power technologies for several years, especially for the mobile phone and Smartphone industry. As a test & certification services provider for leading automotive industry suppliers, 7layers has gained an outstanding level of experience in this sector. Pooling these experiences enables us to offer extremely effective support to the automotive industry for the integration of wireless power charging into their new models.

Benefit from 7layers services when developing wireless power charging transmitters and receivers

In addition to this, the automotive industry is also working on an even more spectacular promise!

The industry is already working on electric and hybrid cars that will be charged via wireless power – in special parking areas or even AS THEY DRIVE on specially equipped roads. You can read more about this at:  http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/18/technology/uk-electric-cars-roads/
Even if it takes a while until we can drive along the motorway almost like a perpetuum mobile – 7layers is keeping an eye on this trend and could support the industry when it comes to developing the necessary test set-ups, specifications and test services.

Contact: Info@7layers.com

 

Electronica China 2015

Electronica China 2015

  • Electronica China
  • 17. – 19. March 2015
  • Shanghai New International Expo Center
  • Booth: E4.4636 – German Pavilion

The electronica China is the leading trade platform for electronic components and systems in China as well as the Asian-Pacific region. As an expert in Radio EMC testing, 7Layers provides support for service providers, manufacturers and distributors during their product launch with:

Meet 7Layers at the electronica china 2015 in Shanghai.
For further information please contact info@7Layers.com