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  • 26 Sep 2017

    PTCRB accreditation for LTE Category M test and certification

    LTE Category M test and certification services from 7layers Three 7layers laboratories have already been PTCRB accredited for LTE Category M test and certification Last week at the most recent PTCRB#89 meeting in Dallas/Texas, three 7layers entities have been PTCRB accredited for LTE Category M test and certification. The organizations are located in Irvine/California, Ratingen/Germany and […]

  • 18 Sep 2017

    1st LoRaWAN 1.1 Certification workshop hosted by 7layers

    1st LoRaWAN 1.1 Certification workshop hosted by 7layers in Ratingen/Gemany The LoRa Alliance had scheduled it first LoRaWAN 1.1 Certification workshop on the 7th and 8th September 2017 hosted by 7layers in Ratingen/Germany. The face-to-face meeting was chaired by Derek Hunt who is responsible for the LoRa Alliance Certification Committee. It was attended by major […]

  • 7 Sep 2017

    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 […]

  • 2 Aug 2017

    NB-IoT USIM Test Bench – available from 7layers

    NB-IoT USIM Test Bench available from 7layers 7layers introduces a new NB-IoT USIM Test Bench according to GCF WI#266 As part of Release 13, 3GPP has specified an independent, new radio interface, the Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT), also called LTE Cat NB1.  NB-IoT has been optimized for machine type communication, operating in licensed spectrum. Due to […]

  • 24 Jul 2017

    LTE Cat-M1 test and service environment available at 7layers

    LTE Cat-M1 test and service environment available at 7layers 7layers supports development and certification of IoT services and devices based on LTE Cat-M1 technology LTE Cat-M1 (also called eMTC) technology is one of three low power wide area technologies operating in licensed spectrum bands, that have been standardized and published in 3GPP Release 13. LTE […]

  • 17 Jul 2017

    New: ERA-GLONASS certification

    ERA-GLONASS certification organized by 7layers Component and vehicle certification for ERA-GLONASS via 7layers, the Vehicle-2-X experts Ratingen, 17 July 2017: ERA-GLONASS emergency calling systems, which have to be installed into vehicles such as cars, busses or trucks within in the EURASIAN Customs Union, are expected to reduce the impact of road casualties considerably. As reliability […]

  • 10 Jul 2017

    LoRa Antenna Performance Evaluation

    LoRa Device Certification extended with Antenna Performance Evaluation New antenna performance evaluation for LoRa devices – already available at 7layers 7layers has extended its scope of LoRa certification services with new LoRa RF antenna performance requirements. LoRaWAN, a low-power wireless network protocol for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services, is based on an open industry […]

  • 19 Jun 2017

    PTCRB celebrates 20th anniversary

    PTCRB celebrates 20th anniversary Last week the North American certification forum PTCRB celebrated its 20th anniversary in Toronto Cellular digital communication based on GSM was started in North America middle of the 90s. During 1997 the then cellular carriers Bell South, Microcell, Western Wireless and others, initiated a new certification scheme for Mobile Phones, called “PTCRB”. […]

  • 23 May 2017

    Accelerating the digital in-car revolution

    Accelerating the digital in-car revolution Benefit from 7layers, an expert in certification program development and smart world testing, to accelerate vehicle-to-X developments Ratingen, Germany, 22 May 2017: In future, the world will experience a completely new kind of “mobile device”. The digital in-car revolution will turn our beloved vehicles into something more like a connected […]

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Threatening news on RED?

    Threatening news on RED? Did recent news on the upcoming RED confuse you? Recent news regarding the implementation of the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which is due to become valid in the EU on 12 June 2017 has confused many manufacturers and suppliers. The news threatened that devices with radio capabilities might be banned from sales […]

  • 2 Apr 2017

    Panel discussion on IoT security

    Securing IoT / M2M devices 7layers speaks on securing the enterprise for IoT panel at enterprise IoT in Austin, TX, USA 7layers’ Mahesh Kodukula was joined by Paul Jauregui, VP Marketing, Praetorian; Jon Clay, Sr. Global Marketing Manager, Technology and Threat Marketing, Trend Micro; Dr. Shane Rooney, IoT Executive Director, GSMA on a panel moderated […]

  • 31 Mar 2017

    NB IoT and LTE Cat.M certifications

    GCF certifications for NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M products Following the most recent discussions and decisions of the GCF CAG 49ter and the GCF SG#70, certification of initial NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M products is possible now! Currently certification is still at a very early stage and GCF has lowered the specific entry criteria for NB-IoT and […]

  • 23 Feb 2017

    Actility and 7layers join forces for ThingPark Connected

    Actility joins forces with 7layers to scale up ThingPark Connected programme globally       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. […]

  • 21 Feb 2017

    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 […]

  • 25 Jan 2017

    7layers – now authorized to provide LoRa Alliance US certification services

    7layers – now authorized to provide LoRa Alliance US certification services Benefit from 7layers comprehensive portfolio for LoRa devices and modules Ratingen, Germany, 24.01.2017: Following the initial announcement in June 2016, 7layers has been authorized as a world-wide service provider for LoRa Alliance certification. Based on this, the 7layers group has now added LoRa Alliance […]

  • 11 Jan 2017

    8th LoRa All Members Meeting 23rd – 25th Jan

    8th LoRa All Members Meeting 23rd – 25th January 2017 7layers welcomes you at the Open House of the LoRa All Members Meeting 7th LoRa Alliance Market Place 25th January 2017 Royal Garden Hotel 2-24 Kensington High Street London W8 4PT Learn more about the 7layers services LoRa Technology – Test & Certification The LoRa Alliance, […]

  • 14 Dec 2016

    Bluetooth 5 Qualification available at 7layers

    Bluetooth 5 Qualification available at 7layers 7layers BQTFs are ready to get your Bluetooth® 5 devices through the new test and qualification process Ratingen, Germany, 14 Dec 2016: 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, today announced that its Bluetooth® Qualification Test Facilities (BQTFs) in the USA and Europe are ready to provide Bluetooth qualification services […]

  • 12 Dec 2016

    READY Bluetooth 5 test case package for Interlab TS

    Bluetooth® 5  test case package for Interlab Test Solution New Bluetooth® 5 specification test case package available now for Interlab Test Solution Bluetooth RF Irvine CA, USA, 12 Dec 2016: 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, released a test case package for its Interlab Test Solution Bluetooth RF today, to support Bluetooth 5 Qualification Testing. This […]

  • 30 Nov 2016

    USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest

    Successful USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest 7layers reports from USDOT Connected Vehicle PlugFest – centered around Connected Vehicle Safety Applications The latest “Connected Vehicle Technology Plugfest” was held in Novi, MI between November 15th through the 18th 2016. The Plugfest was sponsored by the USDOT and co-organized by 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, Danlaw and SwRI. The […]

  • 21 Nov 2016

    LoRa tech “Golden Device” for North America

    One Step closer to North American LoRa Certification Newly developed “Golden Device” enables validation process of LoRa test solutions for the North American Market Test solutions for LoRa technology-supported devices that are to be marketed in North America can now be validated with the aid of a newly developed “Golden Device”. LoRa is a wireless […]

  • 2 Nov 2016

    Interlab EVO beta test phase in full swing

    Interlab EVO beta test phase in full swing To prepare the product launch of Interlab EVO – the next evolution of test management for the wireless world – a thorough beta test phase, conducted by 7layers, is now in full swing.   Interlab EVO, the successor of the well-established and proven InterLab software system, is […]

  • 7 Oct 2016

    5G Automotive Association founded

    Newly founded 5G Automotive Association is driving the connected car The foundation of the “5G Automotive Association” (5GAA) was announced in Munich, Germany last week by its founding members AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc.   For the new association, cross-industry collaboration is key when it comes to […]

  • 12 Sep 2016

    7layers to host Qualcomm’s TCN Training

    Qualcomm’s TCN training 2016 will be hosted by 7layers Qualcomm, 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 […]

  • 12 Aug 2016

    Bureau Veritas CPS Newsletter

    Bureau Veritas CPS Global Update Newsletter The Consumer Products Services division of Bureau Veritas, parent company of 7layers, has issued its latest “Global Update Newsletter”. Here you find the latest news about portfolio updates or changes to regulatory issues. This edition is of particular interest to the automotive, wearable and wireless industries. It also contains a number of […]

  • 1 Aug 2016

    New: Interlab EVO – Test Management System for the IoT

    Interlab 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 […]

  • 14 Jun 2016

    LoRa Alliance authorizes 7layers

    7layers is 3rd party authorized by LoRa Alliance To further strengthen its position in the IoT connectivity world, 7layers has achieved status as one of the first, independent 3rd party test lab to be authorized to test and certify according to the LoRa(R) certification program. Importance of LPWA technologies for the IoT Ubiquitous connectivity is the basis of the […]

  • 8 Jun 2016

    OCF Membership Announcement

    OCF Membership Announcement To further enhance 7layers’ position in the IoT market, we have recently become a member of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF). The OCF’s goal is to help ensure that billions of connected devices can communicate smoothly with each other. Regardless of the manufacturer of a connected device, the operating system, the chipset […]

  • 11 Apr 2016

    PTCRB Award for 7layers Korea

    PTRCB Award 2016 goes to 7layers Korea 7layers would like to let you know that the PTCRB Award 2016 has gone to 7layers Korea. This was based on the large number of PTCRB certifications combined with an extremely low level of certification issues the company turned out in 2015. The high quality renewal processes at […]

  • 8 Apr 2016

    GCF REFRESH enhancements on Interlab TS DEVICE/UICC

    Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC covers new “REFRESH” test cases according to latest GCF Work Item #230 Services like remote subscription and roaming management of mobile devices require a reliable and correct communication with the integrated UICC. Such actions are handled via the specific USAT “REFRESH” command. Via its Work Item WI#230, GCF has extended its conformance requirements to sufficiently cover […]

  • 5 Apr 2016

    Type Approval in Namibia

    New Regulatory Requirements in Namibia for radio/wireless products CRAN to replace ICASA in Nambia In 2015, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) stated its own regulation for Radio Type Approval. Telecommunication and radio communication equipment must now be approved according to the national Namibian regulations. No longer is it possible to use South Africa’s “ICASA” approval […]

  • 3 Feb 2016

    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 […]

  • 4 Dec 2015

    7layers opens new BQTF in CA

    7LAYERS OPENS NEW BLUETOOTH QUALIFICATION TEST FACILITY IN SUNNYVALE, CA 7layers has a new formally recognized Bluetooth® Qualification Test Facility (BQTF), located in Sunnyvale, CA. This expands its Bluetooth Qualification Services to a location based in Silicon Valley to support a variety of local and global customers. Due to recent growth in IoT, wearable, and […]

  • 6 Nov 2015

    Wireless Power Charging on the move

    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 […]

  • 14 Oct 2015

    Reduced test efforts thanks to latest Bluetooth RF test spec

    Latest Bluetooth RF test specification reduces test efforts according to the 7layers BQTFs About Bluetooth® qualification The Bluetooth wireless technology allows convenient and secure connectivity over short distances in smart devices such as mobile phones, laptops, medical devices, wearables, smart home devices etc. To enable market access such Bluetooth devices have to meet both regulatory […]

  • 16 Sep 2015

    New EMC lab opened in Beijing by 7layers

    New EMC lab opened in Beijing by 7layers Beijing, 16 September 2015: 7layers, an international group of engineering and test centres for the smart world environment, has opened a further, extensive EMC laboratory in Beijing, which has already been accredited by the end of August. “The amount of wireless connected devices produced in China, that […]

  • 27 Aug 2015

    7 layers AG becomes 7layers GmbH

    From 7layers AG to 7layers GmbH The 7  layers AG, the German unit of the global 7layers group,  has undertaken a change of form from the legal form of a German Stock Corporation to the legal form of a German Limited Liability Company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – GmbH). This change of form has taken […]

  • 10 Jul 2015

    Radio/EMC test capabilities extended at 7layers

    7layers extends Radio/EMC test capabilities with most modern Full Anechoic Room New full anechoic chamber for state of the art Radio/EMC testing opened by 7layers in Germany. Ratingen, Germany, 10. July 2015: To keep up with the continuously growing market demands, 7layers, a specialist in validating devices and services based on wireless connectivity, has extended its […]

  • 7 Jul 2015

    Market leading A-GNSS OTA testing at 7layers

    7layers Prepares for CTIA Mandate with Market Leading A-GNSS Over the Air (OTA) Test Solution 7layers Utilizes Spirent’s OTA Test Expertise to Deliver Realistic Evaluation of A-GNSS Performance of Wireless Devices Sunnyvale, Calif.– (July 7, 2015) — 7layers, a Bureau Veritas company and an international group of engineering and test centers for the wireless industry,  […]

  • 6 Jul 2015

    RF Challenges of Wearable Devices

    RF CHALLENGES OF BODY WORN WIRELESS DEVICES The wearable device market is growing, and user expectations are growing with it. However, wearable devices have additional developmental challenges over standard IoT devices. Typically they use crowded frequencies such as 2.4 GHz and face a variety of radio noise environments. In most cases “wearables” are body worn […]

  • 9 Jun 2015

    Smart Services and the IoT – systematic verification

    Smart Services and the IoT need systematic verification processes With the Internet of Things (IoT) and its manifestations, like Industry 4.0, Smart Services, M2M etc. a new era with significant opportunities begins. But certain criticalities are involved in the IoT How to ensure the necessary, constant connectivity? What happens with data security and privacy? How […]

  • 2 Jun 2015

    PTCRB PVG#69 Meeting hosted by 7layers in Korea

    The PTCRB PVG#69 meeting took place on 20 and 21 May hosted by 7layers in Korea. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Thomas Jaeger who welcomed more than 70 delegates from all over the world. PTCRB addressed a number of new technical work items that PVG had to cover.  Especially the latest developments on Carrier […]

  • 27 Mar 2015

    New OTA Reverb Chamber at 7layers

    New OTA Reverb Chamber at 7layers ETS-Lindgren AMS-7200 OTA Reverb Test System for Wireless OTA Measurements constructed at 7layers   Texas, 27 March 2015: 7layers and ETS-Lindgren are proud to announce they have completed installation of an ETS-Lindgren Model AMS-7200 Over-the-Air (OTA) Reverb Test System at 7layers’ laboratory in Sunnyvale, California. Reverberation chambers provide faster total […]

  • 26 Mar 2015

    FIME and 7layers Simplify NFC Certification

    FIME and 7layers Simplify NFC Certification NFC handset manufacturers can draw on combined telecom and NFC transactions expertise  26 March 2015 – 7layers and FIME today announce the signing of a partnership and the launch of a comprehensive testing and certification offering for the near field communication (NFC) enabled handset market. The collaboration provides consultancy, […]

  • 23 Mar 2015

    PTCRB award for 7layers

    PTCRB Award of Excellence 2015 goes to 7layers once again Ever since 2013, PTCRB has identified laboratories which best serve as an example of the ideal PTCRB laboratory. The PTCRB operators consider a test laboratory’s capabilities, as well as the quantity and quality of certifications, and then identify labs which exceed their expectations.  This may also include contributions to the […]

  • 9 Mar 2015

    Field Trial testing for GCF now includes LTE TDD

    Field Trial testing at 7layers covers new LTE TDD requirements Field Trial testing is part of the GCF Certification scheme. By requiring tests on live networks in addition to conformance tests in a GCF Recognized Test Organization (GCF RTO) such as 7layers, manufacturers obtain practical insight into their device’s interoperability. For each feature being tested, field […]

  • 26 Feb 2015

    USDOT Connected Vehicle Partner

    USDOT (US Department of Transportation) announces 7layers as partner for  Connected Vehicle Program 7layers is selected to develop the Connected Vehicle Next Stage Certification Environment  to include Device Requirements Test Specifications Test Equipment & Suites Test & Certification Services Technology providers, manufacturers and application developers will have the ecosystem available to validate Connected Vehicle solutions thereby […]

  • 31 Dec 2014

    7layers partners with University of Chemnitz for MirrorLink Apps

    7layers partners with Technical University of Chemnitz for MirrorLink App Certification 7layers has entered a partnership with the Technical University of Chemnitz in the field of Driver Workload Testing for the MirrorLink App Certification Program. In this cooperation, the professorship of the Cognitive and Engineering Psychology at TU Chemnitz is taking the position of a […]

  • 10 Dec 2014

    OTA RF performance testing

    OTA RF performance testing according to Vodafone – 7layers accreditation renewed Vodafone, one of world’s largest network operators, has once more renewed 7layers accreditation for executing over-the-air (OTA) RF performance tests related to the Vodafone terminal approval process. All terminals, Smartphones, wide mobile phones and data centric products such as USB dongles, routers, laptops etc. […]

  • 27 Nov 2014

    ORANGE approves 7layers AG for OTA/SAR

    7layers AG is now an ORANGE approved lab for OTA/SAR ORANGE, one of the world’s leading telecommunications network operators, has approved 7layers AG as an authorized test laboratory to conduct over-the-air (OTA) RF antenna performance testing and SAR measurements for GSM, UTRA and LTE FDD/TDD devices. 7layers AG in Germany is a member of the […]

  • 18 Nov 2014

    Bluetooth Automation Explorer

    Bluetooth Automation Explorer from 7layers Streamline your Bluetooth test projects with our free Bluetooth automation explorer Today’s growing Smart World with its applications and services see the introduction of wireless technologies, like Bluetooth® Smart, into a multitude of devices, which traditionally would have worked without connectivity, like e.g. medical devices, smart home devices, wearable technologies […]

  • 7 Nov 2014

    NEW: NFC test platform

    NFC/UICC test platform – NEW from 7layers 7layers has extended its InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC with a new test case package for NFC/UICC conformance test requirements of GCF and PTCRB. The ideal solution for NFC enabled mobile devices. NFC technology NFC test requirements of GCF and PTCRB NFC testing supported by the InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC […]

  • 10 Oct 2014

    CTIA OTA test updates

    Upcoming Over-the-Air Test Requirements of CTIA Upcoming updates to the CTIA OTA test plan version 3.5 include important proposed changes. The proposals are slated to be released early 2015 in the 3.5 version of the CTIA OTA Test Plan. The changes are to meet the evolving features of LTE and devices transmitting with multiple radio […]

  • 9 Oct 2014

    Rules & regulations for Smart Services

    Smart Services – rules & regulations in a smarter world Smart Services are beginning to make a mark in our daily lives. New business models and processes are being developed, which are bringing great changes to the consumer world. To ensure that a Smart Services ecosystem, which involves different players and various devices and applications, […]

  • 11 Sep 2014

    MirrorLink Car Connectivity apps – tested and certified by 7layers

    MIRRORLINK CAR CONNECTIVITY APPS – TESTED AND CERTIFIED BY 7LAYERS The Car Connectivity Consortium approves 7layers as first test laboratory in Europe for MirrorLink™ App Certification. Ratingen, Germany, 10.09.2014: 7layers is now approved by the Car Connectivity Consortium as Test Lab for the MirrorLink App Certification Program – for both Base and Drive Level apps […]

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Telematics services platform

    New Smart Services telematics platform 7layers, as a partner in the Telematics Initiative NRW, presents an integrated test concept for a telematics demonstrator Ratingen, Germany, 26 August 2014: On 22nd August, the Telematics Initiative of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), in which 7layers plays an active role as the test specialist, presented an innovative demonstrator that will […]

  • 21 Aug 2014

    InterLab T.S. DEVICE/UICC new

    NEW: INTERLAB TEST SOLUTION DEVICE/UICC 21.8.2014, Ratingen, Germany: The InterLab® Test Solution DEVICE/UICC is a new test solution from 7layers. It is ideally suited to handle the complex test set-ups that are necessary to verify terminal/UICC interface conformance requirements. These are geared to ensure interoperability between a wireless device, a UICC and a mobile network, […]

  • 14 Jul 2014

    CTIA: RF Antenna Performance

    RF Antenna Performance – CTIA is working at a rapid pace on further releases CTIA released the RF Antenna Performance test plan 3.2.2 some time ago and laboratories have been authorized to use it under the umbrella of the PTCRB certification program and under certain circumstances also for GCF (Global Certification Forum). However at the […]

  • 18 Jun 2014

    Bluetooth Qualification changes

    Latest Bluetooth Qualification changes 7layers, a global wireless test organization with two experienced Bluetooth(R) Qualification Test Facilities and several Bluetooth(R) Qualification Experts (BQEs) would like to inform you about the latest changes to the Bluetooth(R) Qualification program. Whilst the Bluetooth(R) Qualification Process remains basically unchanged the following modifications should be taken care of when listing a […]

  • GSM requirements change

    GSM Association improves requirements on cellular devices The GSM Associations terminal requirements group “TSG” has once more enhanced the requirements for high quality terminal equipment going to the global market. Since complex devices with integrated multiple technologies and frequency bands require special attention and appropriate measures it is more important than ever that standardization organizations are coming […]

  • New LTE frequency band adaption

    Latest US Carrier aggregation requirements and new LTE frequency band adaption supported by 7layers PTCRB, the North American based cellular device certification scheme, has recently added new LTE frequency bands such as the eFDD band 30 to their certification requirements. The underlying 3GPP test specification work will presumably be completed by the end of the […]

  • 17 Jun 2014

    R&TTE CA makes 7layers a member

    R&TTE Compliance Association makes 7layers its new member 7layers has been adopted as a new member of R&TTE Compliance Association. The Association is covering aspects of the current R&TTE directive. In addition it has started to work on interpretations for the new EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED, 2014/53/EU) repealing the R&TTE Directive by mid of […]

  • 26 Mar 2014

    Testing Qualcomm based devices

    7layers to Provide Operator Pre-testing for Qualcomm Technologies based devices New pre-testing program prepares devices for a leading North American carrier’s certification requirements. 24 March 2014, Irvine, CA: 7layers, a Qualcomm Preferred Test Center, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have developed a new pre-test program for Qualcomm Technologies-based devices that accelerates time […]

  • 26 Feb 2014

    7layers tests for HTC Connect

    7layers 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 […]

  • 25 Feb 2014

    LTE test capabilities at 7layers extended

    7layers Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Enhance its Conformance and Carrier Acceptance Testing for Next-Generation Devices 7layers expands its device testing capabilities and capacity to meet next-generation market needs and cover new key technologies such as LTE-Advanced, VoLTE, IMS, RCS, E911 over IMS, AGNSS, OTDOA and eCID. Columbia, MD, February 24, 2014:  7layers, an international group […]

  • 13 Jan 2014

    Bluetooth Qualification is changing

    CHANGES TO THE BLUETOOTH® QUALIFICATION 7layers informs about the most relevant changes, which will become active on 1st February 2014: Changing Bluetooth Listing Fees  Possible Scenarios  Bluetooth Qualification Process PTS (Profile Tuning Suite) For more detailed information, please visit the Bluetooth.org website (login required) https://www.bluetooth.org/en-us/test-qualification/qualification-overview/listing-process-updates or turn to your 7layers Bluetooth Expert directly: info@7layers.com  

  • 9 Jan 2014

    New CTIA OTA test plan version

    CTIA OTA test plan versions changing from v3.1 via v3.2.1, v3.2.2 to v3.3. CTIA OTA testing is part of the CTIA Certification Program, which manufacturers and importers have to follow in order to bring wireless products to the US market. It is a pre-condition for PTCRB certification. Due to the demands within the industry and […]

  • 17 Dec 2013

    7layers – authorized for KDDI

    7LAYERS IS AUTHORIZED FOR “KDDI LTE DEVICE TESTING” 17. Dec. 2013, Yokohama, Japan:  7layers, a global group of engineering & test centers for the wireless industry, has been authorized by KDDI, a growing international communications carrier with a proven track record in Japan to test and certify LTE devices for the KDDI network. Under the […]

  • 28 Nov 2013

    New ETSI standards

    New ETSI Standards for wireless devices using 2.4 GHz band or 5GHz band The number of wireless devices using technologies such as WLAN, Zigbee or Bluetooth® has grown rapidly over the last few years. This is why the EU has changed two important ETSI standards, mandatory for market access in Europe. ETSI EN 300 328 […]

  • 17 Oct 2013

    7layers in Sunnyvale, CA obtains CATL accreditation

    7LAYERS’ LABORATORY IN SUNNYVALE, CA OBTAINS CATL ACCREDITATION 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 […]

  • 3 Sep 2013

    GCF Associate Membership

    GCF Associate Manufacturer Members benefit from the 7layers wireless testing expertise GCF, the Global Certification Forum, last week announced that it has created a new membership category called „GCF Associate Manufacturer Member“. The scheme is geared to support manufacturers who are integrating GCF-certified wireless modules into their wireless connected device. The number of so called […]

  • 30 Aug 2013

    7layers joins TD-LTE initiative

    7layers joins TD-LTE initiative GTI The Global TD-LTE Initiative, called GTI, was founded in 2011 by leading mobile network operators. It has been formed to promote the early adoption of the TD-LTE technology and convergence of LTE TDD and LTE FDD technology. As a leading provider of LTE test services and LTE test systems, 7layers […]

  • 15 Aug 2013

    Wireless Power Charging

    Wireless Power Charging – now Tested & Certified by 7layers The Wireless Power Consortium has authorized  7layers to provide official “Qi” testing and certification for products such as mobile phones, Smartphones, wireless chargers etc. Wireless charging is definitely a more convenient way to charge battery operated devices, than having to look for the right connector and plug, especially when using devices that […]

  • 23 May 2013

    ECC testing for LTE devices

    ROHDE & SCHWARZ AND 7LAYERS VERIFY AN IMPROVED TEST METHOD FOR ECC. Rohde & Schwarz and 7layers validate test results from MIMO LTE devices. Utilizing the Synchronized ECC test method, proves reduced test times compared to traditional methods. 23rd May, 2013, Irvine (CA), USA: Rohde & Schwarz and 7layers have verified and validated the Synchronized […]

  • 7 May 2013

    MirrorLink Demo with RealVNC

    7layers and RealVNC to Demonstrate MirrorLink™ at CTIA 2013 Learn about MirrorLink and the certification process demonstrated by RealVNC and 7layers. 7th May 2013, Irvine, CA and Cambridge, UK: 7layers, an international specialist in wireless electronic products testing, certification, engineering and test solutions, and RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access software, are working […]

  • 2 May 2013

    Anite LTE Tester for 7layers

    7layers selects Anite to Enhance LTE Device Testing in South Korea Rapid growth of LTE and customer demand for Anite’s solutions prompted selection Fleet, Hampshire, UK– 2 May, 2013  Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, today announced that 7layers, an international group of independent test and engineering centres, has selected Anite’s LTE […]

  • 17 Apr 2013

    7layers now in Silicon Valley

    7layers expands its services to Silicon Valley 7layers, an international specialist in wireless electronic products testing, certification, engineering and test solutions, is expanding its operations to California’s Silicon Valley. 7layers has been successfully supporting all industries employing wireless technologies from its international locations in Germany, P.R. China, South Korea, Japan and the USA for several […]

  • 13 Mar 2013

    PTCRB awards 7layers

    PTCRB award of excellence presented to 7layers Ratingen, 13 March 2013: At their latest meeting in Savannah, Georgia (USA), in March this year, the PTCRB wireless device certification forum presented the new “PTCRB award of excellence” to 7layers for their outstanding work at the PTCRB. Established in 1997 by North American Mobile Network Operators, the […]

  • 20 Feb 2013

    Test Summit at Qualcomm

    7layers presents at Qualcomm’s Test Center Summit Qualcomm hosted 7layers and their other preferred test centers from around the world for the Qualcomm Test Center Summit. The Test Center Summit was centered on the theme of “Engage & Enable”. Qualcomm is engaging test centers by reaching out to them and offering support to accelerate the […]

  • 4 Feb 2013

    RealVNC certifies for MirrorLink

    7LAYERS SELECTED AS REAL-VNC’S PREFERRED PARTNER FOR MIRRORLINK™ CERTIFICATION VNC® AUTOMOTIVE TESTED AND CERTIFIED WITH THE SUPPORT OF 7LAYERS Ratingen, Germany and Cambridge, UK, 4th February 2013: RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access software, selected 7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, as its preferred partner for the testing and certification […]

  • 4 Jan 2013

    7layers joins Bureau Veritas

    7layers is now a Bureau Veritas Group company The 7layers Group would like to announce that as of the beginning of 2013, its ownership has changed and that it now belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group. Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas supports its […]

  • 29 Nov 2012

    ECC testing for MIMO LTE

    7layers now offering ECC testing for MIMO LTE 7layers is the first independent laboratory to test and measure the Envelope Correlation Coefficient for a MIMO LTE enabled device 7layers, an international group of certified, accredited test laboratories and developer of test systems and products, is pleased to announce that it is the first independent test […]

  • 16 Oct 2012

    GCF certification in RTOs only

    GCF RTO scheme GCF Recognized Test Organizations have to be used starting from 1st January 2013 Following the introduction of the GCF – RTO scheme (Global Certification Forum –  Recognized Test Organization scheme) members agreed at the last GCF SG meeting in Beijing that from 1st January 2013 onwards, all GCF certification related testing, referenced in […]

  • 24 Sep 2012

    7layers is MetroPCS authorized

    7layers is now a Metro-PCS authorized Test lab for LTE Handset Certification 24th September 2012, Irvine, Calif., USA: 7layers has been recognized by MetroPCS Communications as an approved test lab for LTE device certification. The cooperation expands the options available to mobile phone manufacturers who are preparing to introduce LTE devices. 7layers is now able […]

  • 24 Aug 2012

    7layers invited to Telit DevCon

    Telit welcomes five M2M leaders as gold sponsors for second annual developer’s conference 7layers, Digi International, Direct Communications Solutions, Spectrum and Taoglas to Join Connected Device Developers at Telit DevCon 2012 in San Diego Raleigh, NC – August 23, 2012 –Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc., a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, announced today […]

  • 16 Aug 2012

    GCF & CTIA collaborate on OTA

    GCF & CTIA collaborate on OTA 7layers informs about combined activities of CTIA and GCF regarding OTA evaluation of wireless devices 7layers would like to let you know that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and CTIA – The Wireless Association® have come to an agreement regarding the evaluation process of the OTA performance of wireless […]

  • 25 Jul 2012

    7layers joins M2M Alliance

    7layers joins M2M Alliance 7layers commitment to enhance the developments towards a smarter world, is illustrated once more by us joining the growing M2M Alliance. Originating from Germany, the M2M Alliance acts both as a contact platform and speaker for its members, bringing together stakeholders such as the various M2M industries, operators, researchers and politics. […]

  • 6 Jul 2012

    LTE test system for all networks

    InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT covers test requirements of almost all LTE carriers world-wide By further extending its InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT, 7layers has increased its reach into the test labs of world’s leading LTE carriers. After successful installation at various leading US-carriers and mobile phone manufacturers, the InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT has recently been set-up […]

  • 21 Jun 2012

    LTE Anritsu test system added

    New Anritsu ME7873L LTE Conformance Test System for LTE Certification Capacity 7layers recently purchased an ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test (RFCT) system from Anritsu. The ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test (RFCT) system from Anritsu, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions, was added in an effort to expand the 7layers certification test capabilities. 7layers […]

  • 12 Jun 2012

    New LTE tester from Anite

    7layers selects Anite to Enhance LTE Device Testing in the USA Rapid Growth of LTE has led to increased demand for Conformance and Operator Acceptance Testing Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology, today announced that 7layers, an international group of  independent test laboratories, has selected Anite’s LTE device test solution for its […]

  • 30 May 2012

    7layers qualifies as GCF RTO

    7layers qualifies as “GCF Recognised Test Organisation” The 7layers test laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia have been qualified by GCF under the new “GCF Recognised Test Organisation” scheme. The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is a standards-based certification scheme, safeguarding the interoperability between mobile phones, wireless devices & mobile networks. The GCF Recognised Test […]

  • 3 Apr 2012

    R&TTE directive extended

    R&TTE directive now also applies for Croatia Since March 2012 the number of countries for which the R&TTE directive applies has been extended. Croatia has joined the large number of European countries that accept the market access procedures according to the R&TTE directive for radio devices and devices with integrated wireless connectivity. Previously the market […]

  • 29 Mar 2012

    LTE battery tests for GCF

    GCF agrees to test battery life performance on LTE capable devices The speed with which LTE capable smart phones and other devices supporting LTE are entering the global market is increasing. In their efforts to enhance user experience, GCF has reacted to this with a new requirement, regarding the battery life performance of LTE devices. […]

  • 28 Mar 2012

    7layers tests Public Safety LTE device for US network

    Rohde & Schwarz and 7layers teamed up on testing LTE devices for public safety Columbia, MD, March 28, 2012 — Rohde & Schwarz, premium supplier of test and measurement solutions to the wireless industry, recently teamed up with 7layers, an international group of engineering and test centers to complete RF and protocol conformance testing on […]

  • 19 Mar 2012

    PTCRB antenna tests to change

    PTCRB News: The CTIA test plan for mobile station over the air performance (V. 3.1) is under discussion During the last PTCRB meeting in San Antonio (Texas) the CTIA / PTCRB RF antenna performance and converged device test plan has been discussed. CTIA intends to specify new “pass/fail” criteria for antenna performance measurements until April […]

  • 28 Feb 2012

    Global MirrorLink Coverage

    7layers now offers GLOBAL COVERAGE FOR CAR CONNECTIVITY CONSORTIUM’S MIRRORLINK CERTIFICATION SERVICES 7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, is the first to offer global coverage of MirrorLink™ certification services in accordance with Car Connectivity Consortium’s standards. MirrorLink™ certification testing in an authorized test laboratory has been applicable since January 2012, and 7layers […]

  • 26 Feb 2012

    New! InterLab LIVE Test Plan Generator

    Brand New: Automated Online Generation of test plans for wireless products – with InterLab LIVE The complexity of validation processes for wireless devices such as mobile phones, smartphones etc. is rising continuously. In order to make such processes more reliable and efficient, InterLab LIVE has just been launched by 7layers, a global chain of accredited […]

  • 23 Feb 2012

    Anritsu MD8430A now integrated

    INTERLAB TEST SOLUTION LTE-USIM/USAT NOW INTEGRATED WITH ANRITSU SIGNALING TESTER MD8430A 7layers AG has extended the choice of readily available test set-ups for LTE UICC test requirements with the support of Anritsu Company. The InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT has been successfully integrated with the Anritsu Signaling Tester MD8430A. Users can now easily extend the test case […]

  • 22 Feb 2012

    Aeroflex&7layers collaborating

    Aeroflex and 7layers Collaborate on LTE Device Verification RATINGEN (GERMANY) and STEVENAGE (UK): Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), and 7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, have joined forces to provide the LTE testing market with a cost-effective test system that assesses the interworking of LTE-capable terminals […]

  • 11 Jan 2012

    Ready for CTIA Version 3.1.

    CTIA Certification Program Version 3.1 covered by 7layers From 16th December 2011 onwards, the new CTIA OTA Certification Program Version 3.1. has become valid for mobile stations (mobile devices), thus replacing the former CTIA Version 2.2.2. The respective test plan describes the new over the air (OTA) measurement methods for radiated RF power and receiver performance […]

  • 19 Dec 2011

    Qualcomm authorized test lab

    7LAYERS ESTABLISHES QUALCOMM AUTHORIZED TEST LAB IN NORTH AMERICA 7layers, a global group of engineering and test centers, is proud to announce that its laboratory in Irvine, California has been selected as a Qualcomm authorized test lab (ATL).7layers will offer expert technology support combined with state-of-the-art testing services to help reduce time to market for […]

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