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7Layers tests for HTC Connect

Published on 26 February 2014

HTC Connect7Layers tests first Bluetooth compatible speaker for HTC Connect Program

Ratingen, Germany, 26 February 2014: 7Layers, an international test & engineering company that continues to improve the use of wireless communications technologies, today announced  that it has tested the connectivity of the new Awox StriimLIGHT™, as part of the HTC Connect™ program. Awox StriimLIGHT™ is an energy efficient LED light bulb with an integrated Bluetooth® speaker.

The number of gadgets entering the global market that aim at enhancing the connectivity and interaction between consumers’ smartphones and multimedia content is increasing rapidly. That makes interoperability a key success factor for global consumer electronics brands. The HTC Connect program provides a new level of convenience through improved integration and user experience between compatible HTC smartphones, such as the HTC One® with HTC Sense™5.5, and HTC Connect compatible consumer electronic products.

The HTC Connect program allows compatible HTC smartphones to connect to the AwoX StriimLIGHT via Bluetooth® and stream music. A remote control regulates the volume of the music or turns the light on and off.

“We were amazed by the easy connectivity, stability, build quality, and design of the Awox StriimLIGHT and compatible HTC phones,” said Michael Beine, team manager at 7Layers. “Testing was done based on specially chosen Bluetooth® test cases. Our close partnership with the HTC Connect program and familiarity with the technology has made testing and certification a smooth experience, and we look forward to testing more interesting devices for HTC in the near future.”

“The 7Layers team has demonstrated the technical knowhow and experience working with wireless communications technologies,” said Jeff Chang, HTC Connect program manager at HTC. “AwoX StriimLIGHT became the first HTC Connect compatible Bluetooth device and we expect more partners to join the HTC Connect Program.”

7Layers test services cover a wide spectrum and provide an easy start for manufacturers when bringing wireless connected devices to market. Examples for our test services are:

  • Bluetooth Testing
  • LTE Testing
  • EMC Testing
  • Interoperability & Field testing
  • Antenna testing
  • and many more…

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About 7Layers

7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as LTE, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WiFi, GPS, TETRA, W‐CDMA, Bluetooth®…. End product manufacturers, component manufacturers, network operators 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. 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. More information at PR contact for 7Layers:

About HTC Connect

HTC Connect is designed to act as a universal wireless connector for any environment, such as in cars, at homes, and even on-the-go, by improving connectivity between HTC phones and third party devices participating in the HTC Connect program. With a simple and intuitive three-fingered swipe on an HTC device, users can send their high-quality Audio/Video to a growing number of Audio/Video consumer electronics. HTC Connect currently supports Bluetooth, DLNA and Miracast enabled devices. For more information on HTC Connect please visit:

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498).
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