Wireless associations and interest groups – promoting wireless technologies with 7layers
7lyers is an active member of many associations, committees and interest groups covering the wireless industries. This in turn enables our clients to benefit from our up-to-date know- how and in-depth understanding of the latest technological developments and test requirements.
However, not only do we regularly attend, host or chair association meetings, but we also support their work with specific services and software tools that help them improve their own services for members.
For the PTCRB for example we developed, set up and regularly maintain a web-based test and certification portal which is based on the InterLab Software System. A similar tool – but customized to their specific requirements – was installed and is maintained by 7layers for the CDMA Certification Forum (CCF). The CDMA Test Plan Database for automated test plan generation for CDMA devices is also based on the Interlab Software System. And last but not least, we supported the Bluetooth SIG with the development of Bluetooth specifications and the Bluetooth qualification program.
Many years experience, combined with the development of efficient software systems, make 7layers a valuable partner for developing
7layers is member of the following associations
7layers is member of 3GPP via ETSI. 3GPP produces, amends and maintains technical specifications and technical reports for mobile systems
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) is an independently operated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on Rezence™ technology.
- Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth SIG oversees the further development of Bluetooth specifications and Bluetooth qualification and listing programs.
- C2C Communication Consortium
The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) is a nonprofit, industry driven organization, initiated by European vehicle manufacturers and supported by equipment suppliers, research organisations and other partners.
China Communications Standards Association (hereafter referred to as CCSA) is a non-profit organization established by enterprises and institutes in China for standardization activities in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) across China.
- Continua Health Alliance
Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry coalition of healthcare and technology companies joining together to improve the quality of personal healthcare.
CTIA-The Wireless Association®, is an international nonprofit membership organization founded in 1984, representing all sectors of wireless communications – cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio.
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league, established to advance the interest of organizations involved in the vehicle communication environment.
Connected Vehicle Test Beds (CVTB) are real-world, operational test beds that offer the supporting vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment to serve the needs of public- and private sector testing and certification activities.
- EMV Förderverein (German EMC club)
7layers is member of this local, German EMC club, concerned with the distribution of know-how regarding EMC.
EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO, set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU.
ETSI is recognized as an official European Standards Organization by the European Commission (EC), enabling valuable access to European markets.
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is an independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices that are based on 3GPP standards. With a philosophy of ‘test once, use anywhere’, and an industry agreed set of Certification Criteria that include conformance, field trial & IOT requirements, GCF aims to ensure that a mobile device will work effectively on mobile networks anywhere in the world. GCF members include leading mobile network operators representing all the key markets worldwide, device manufacturers and other stakeholders such as test system suppliers and test laboratories.
- GSMA (GSM Association)
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media
and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.
Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) is a virtual open platform to advocate cooperation among global operators to promote TD-LTE. GTI creates value for stakeholders across the TD-LTE ecosystem for early adoption of the technology and convergence of TD-LTE and FDD-LTE.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
- LoRa Alliance
LoRa Alliance members are collaborating to drive the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN™, an open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.
- M2M Alliance
The M2M Alliance promotes the exchange of ideas between its members. The organisation is situated in Germany and acts as contact point for associations, politics and management. It also organizes technical workshops such as the renowned M2M Summit.
- MirrorLink (Car Connectivity Certification)
MirrorLink™ (previously known as Terminal Mode) has been developed with the objective to provide a technology, offering seamless connectivity between a smart phone and the invehicle infotainment system.
- NFC Forum
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new, short-range wireless connectivity technology that evolved from a combination of existing contact-less identification and interconnection technologies. Products with built-in NFC will dramatically simplify the way consumer devices interact with one another, helping people speed connections, receive and share information and even make fast and secure payments.
- Open Connectivity Foundation
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to unlock the massive opportunities the IoT market promises. OCF will create an open specification to accelerate innovation and help developers create solutions according to this specification, to help ensure interoperability of Billions of connected devices, phones, computers and sensors.
- OmniAir Consortium
The OmniAir Consortium, Inc. advocates for the development and promotion of certification for the Intelligent Transportation industry (ITS). Its members are experts in ITS, telematics and tolling technology. As a market-focused organization, OmniAir is currently focused on Electronic Payments, Connected Vehicles, Tolling, Commercial Vehicles and certification of applications concerned with ITS.
The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.
- PM e.V.
The PmeV is the German association for professional mobile radio services, and comprises leading providers and users of communications systems for professional mobile applications – including manufacturers, systems and applications houses, operators, and users. Focusing on the optimisation of value-adding processes within user organisations, the PmeV provides a forum for dialogue with market partners, policy makers, authorities, and institutions. The association promotes standards for PMR services and is a proactive contributor to their further development.
The PTCRB was established in 1997 by North American operators. Today the members include operators from around the world. The purpose of the PTCRB is to provide the framework within which Cellular GERAN(GSM), UTRAN (UMTS) and EUTRAN (LTE) end-products and modules Type Certification can take place for members of the PTCRB. PTCRB operates a technical body within a specific sub-group called PVG (PTCRB Validation Group).
- Qualcomm Test Center Network
Network of test centers that receive special technical training to be able to support test lab clients with deep understanding of chipsets and test technologies & tools.
- Thread Group
The Thread Group was founded to define an IP based, low-power, mesh-standard, based on existing standards like IEEE 802.15.4 (MAC & PHY) and 6LoWPAN, but addressing some weaknesses of available standards. Thread works together with organizations like AllSeen Alliance, Open Interconnect, HomeKit, OMA Light Weight M2M, etc.
- Radio Equipment Directive – Compliance Association (RED-CA)
The RED-CA (former R&TTE Compliance Association) provides a forum for people concerned with the compliance of radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment with technical standards in the European Economic Area, and those countries that have a mutual recognition agreement with the European Union (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia).
The purpose of the TCB council is to provide a forum for periodic dialogue between the FCC and the TCB’s and to facilitate on-going activities geared toward the improvement of TCB technical and administrative performance.
- TCCA (TETRA + Critical Communications Association)
The TCCA is not a new organization, but a renaming of the existing TETRA Association to reflect a broader remit: to promote the development and adoption of common standards and solutions for the users and providers of critical communications worldwide.
- TD-SCDMA Forum
TD-SCDMA Forum was established in the Great Hall of the People on December 12, 2000. Among the Co-founders of the Forum were China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Datang, Huawei, Motorola, Nortel and Siemens.
- WPC (Wireless Power Consortium)
The Wireless Power Consortium is developing and promoting Qi certification. Qi is the interoperable global standard for wireless charging, so that Qi-compatible phones will work with any Qi charger, anywhere in the world.
- ZigBee Alliance
ZigBee is an open, global wireless standard, enabling smart objects to work together in areas such as sensing, controlling, consumer products, commercial and industrial areas, thus providing the foundation of the Internet of Things.