• 14 Mar 2019

    FCC publishes Guideline for Module Certification, USA

    In order to achieve market approval for a product with radio technologies in the USA, manufacturers must obtain certification of the respective device or module in accordance to the specifications of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Many modern products take advantage of wireless transmitter modules that already have been FCC-certified by a module manufacturer to […]

  • 12 Mar 2019

    Changes to ISED regulations Canada for wireless device testing

    Changes to ISED Regulations Canada The authority for certification and approval of radio and telecommunication products in Canada  (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – ISED), is changing its requirements for wireless device testing. After March 15, 2019, ISED will only accept test reports from ISED accredited testing laboratories. After this deadline all ISED certification […]

  • 11 Mar 2019

    New Type Approval Regulations in Indonesia

    Indonesia – New Type Approval Regulations The Indonesian radio and telecommunication regulatory authority (SDPPI) published 2 new regulations pertaining to type approval—PM Kominfo Nomor 7 Tahun 2018 and PM Kominfo Nomor 16 Tahun 2018.   The most significant changes include new requirements for the applicant (local representative) and updated labelling requirements. Applicant / Local Representative […]

  • 8 Mar 2019

    Pakistan Type Approval Regulations: Devices need national approval in Pakistan after removal from exemption list

    Update on Type Approval Regulations in Pakistan Devices need national approval in Pakistan after removal from exemption list. Due to changed regulation by the PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY (PTA), from 19th DEC 2018, some types of devices were removed from exemption list. As you can see in the extracts below, devices of category 6, 7 and […]

  • 7 Mar 2019

    Update on Type Approval Regulations in China

    Update on Type Approval Regulations in China The Action Plan for Promoting the Scale Deployment of the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) was issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on November 26, 2017. The Outline of the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan for National Economic […]

  • 12 Feb 2019

    Read Bureau Veritas current issue of eNewsletter with focus on 5G, Mobile World Congress and Anritsu cooperation

    Please enjoy the current issue of our Bureau Veritas E.A.W. Newsletter. This time focused on: 5G, Mobile World Congress, cooperation with Anritsu. >> to the eNewsletter  

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Discover Bureau Veritas’ CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings in video.

    Discover Bureau Veritas’ CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings in video. As a Bureau Veritas group member, 7layers is happy to forward Bureau Veritas CEO Didier Michaud-Daniel’s seasons greetings and wishes to you.  

  • 18 Dec 2018

    Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November

    Transitional period for updated FCC authorization program expired in November For one year, the updated authorization program for FCC certifications for devices with radio technologies to be approved on the U.S. market was undergoing a transition period. Since November 2018, the sDoc procedure has been applicable for new devices and for changes made to devices […]

  • 28 Nov 2018

    Read Bureau Veritas CPS November Issue of eNewsletter with focus on International Approvals Management solution

    Enjoy the October issue of  the Bureau Veritas CPS eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. This time with special focus on  International Approvals Management solution >> to the eNewsletter

  • 26 Nov 2018

    Update of type approval regulations in Ukraine – transition to RED – in force from 1 April, 2019

    Update of type approval regulations in Ukraine – transition to RED in force from 1 April 2019 Due to new regulations in Ukraine and the transition to the RED regulations, according to the decision of the National Commission for Communications Regulation of Ukraine No. 117 and the The Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment, Decree of […]

  • 27 Oct 2018

    C-V2X demonstration at OmniAir Consortium Texas Plugfest

    C-V2X demonstration at OmniAir Consortium Texas Plugfest In a joint effort between Commsignia, Qualcomm, Spirent, Rohde & Schwarz and 7layers, a demonstration of testing C-V2X devices to the OmniAir Connected Vehicle Program test requirements was shown at the OmniAir Texas Plugfest. The testing demonstrated how the C-V2X devices can be tested for interoperability to support […]

  • 23 Oct 2018

    7layers Testing Services Used in First-Ever OmniAir® V2X Certification of Roadside Units

    7layers Testing Services Used in First-Ever OmniAir® V2X Certification of Roadside Units Silicon Valley, California, 22-Oct-2018 – 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, has announced that its certification testing services were utilized in the first OmniAir® Certification program for roadside units (RSU) — awarded to Siemens Mobility for its Sitraffic ESCos RSU. The OmniAir® Certification program […]

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Automotive radar sensor testing

    Automotive Radar Sensor Testing In motor vehicles radar technology is playing a leading role, supporting automatic cruise control with “long range radar” and anti-collision systems with “short range radar”. From the perspecitve of regulatory bodies, radar sensores are radio devices that must adhere to standards specified by ETSI (for Europe), FCC (for USA), ISED Canada […]

  • 9 Oct 2018

    Automotive ultra-wideband testing

    Automotive ultra-wideband testing As one of the first test laboratories, 7layers is already implementing UWB product tests for keyless entry systems. The use of this UWB technology in the automotive sector is intended, among other things, to further increase safety when using vehicle opening systems. Ultra-wideband (UWB) is a radio technology that can use a […]

  • 1 Oct 2018

    GCF announces global certification solution for oneM2M

    GCF announces global certification solution for oneM2M As part of its work to increase interoperability to the IoT ecosystem the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) will launch a global certification solution for global Internet of Things (IoT) standards initiative oneM2M, in the beginning of 2019. The solution recognizes the critical importance […]

  • 27 Sep 2018

    Bureau Veritas September issue of eNewsletter for electrical & electronics, automative and wireless industry

    Enjoy our September issue of  the Bureau Veritas E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. >>  to the eNewsletter

  • 19 Sep 2018

    “Smarten up” your Services – 7layers technical consulting for IoT services

    Technical Consulting for IoT Services The IoT is much more than just a mere network of interconnected devices. The critical success factor of the IoT is the range of new services and all those business potentials deriving herefrom. Business enterprises need to react to these new competitive playing fields at an early stage which means […]

  • 10 Sep 2018

    eCall and ERA-GLONASS test- and certification services

    To ensure uniform provisions for the approval of automotive emergency call systems, the eCall regulation was set up for the European Union and the ERA-GLONASS regulation for the Eurasian Economic Union. Compliance with these regulations must be tested and certified in accordance with EU, UN or EAEU specifications by accredited testing laboratories and authorized technical […]

  • 28 Aug 2018

    eCall certification – 7layers has been designated as technical service for eCall

    The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) designates 7layers as a technical service for eCall Regulation UN R-144 and EU 2017/79   eCall certification: Eu-wide mandatory for automotive manufactures Since April 1, 2018 the implementation of the automated emergency call technology (eCall) in new car models has become obligatory. According to the new EU regulation, […]

  • 27 Aug 2018

    7layers is approved for CTIA cybersecurity certification testing for IoT devices.

    7layers is now approved for CTIA Cybersecurity Certification testing for IoT Devices.   This is part of its accreditation with the CTIA Authorized Test Laboratory program to help manufacturers confirm their IoT device security features. IoT devices continue to find new industries and use cases in today’s complex world. Cybersecurity has become one important consideration when […]

  • 23 Aug 2018

    China Telecom successfully evaluates 7layers Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM/SAT conformance tests

    China Telecom successfully evaluates 7layers Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM/SAT conformance tests Over the last months experts from China Telecom and 7layers have successfully completed the full evaluation of the NB-IoT SIM/SAT test cases based on the Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC. China Telecom plans in future to rely on the […]

  • 17 Aug 2018

    Global News Update from Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

    Global News Update from Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services As a member of the Bureau Veritas Group, 7layers is happy to provide you with the latest Global Consumer Products Services News.  It summarizes many Bureau Veritas’ Consumer Products Services division developments from the last few months of 2018 including recognitions, new / expanded service offerings, […]

  • 15 Aug 2018

    Mobile World Congress 2019

    Join us at the Mobile World Congress 2019, in Barcelona 25 – 28 February 2019 Fira Gran Via Barcelona, Spain Hall 7 / Stand 7-E31 As the wireless expert of the Bureau Veritas smartworld segment, 7layers is looking forward to discussing the latest wireless technological developments with you, and how we can support you in bringing smart, mobile […]

  • GCF includes automotive communication technologies V2V and V2X in their certification scheme

    GCF includes automotive communication technologies V2V and V2X in their certification scheme   Innovations in the area of connected vehicles and autonomous driving are increasingly creating new requirements for automotive communication technologies. They must be able to ensure reliable communication between the vehicle and the Internet, other vehicles, road infrastructure and pedestrians. Automotive equipment manufacturers […]

  • 14 Aug 2018

    China Mobile approves 7layer’s Interlab Test Solution Device/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM conformance tests

    China Mobile approves 7layer’s Interlab Test Solution Device/UICC as first platform for NB-IoT SIM conformance tests Since June 2018 7layers has been listed with “Interlab Test Solution Device/UICC” as a technically certified partner for NB-IoT SIM/SAT conformity test solutions at China Mobile, one of the largest and rapidly growing LTE network operators in Asia. This […]

  • 9 Aug 2018

    OmniAir’s Cyber Security Working Group creates its first validation series

    OmniAir’s Cyber Security Working Group creates its first validation series   The Cyber Security working group of the OmniAir Consortiums, one of the leading industry associations for promoting interoperability and conformity certification for connected vehicles, has set itself the goal of developing cyber security tests and specifications for DSRC based vehicle components. It wants to […]

  • 6 Aug 2018

    20 Years of Bluetooth: 7layers were in on it right from the start

    20 Years of Bluetooth: 7layers were in on it right from the start The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) was founded in 1998. A then modest number of its members have taken on a pioneering role in the field of mobile development of voice- and data transmission.Today BT SIG consists of 33,000 members. Apart from […]

  • 1 Aug 2018

    Bureau Veritas’ Insights on H1 2018 Group Performance

    Didier Michaud-Daniel, CEO Bureau Veritas, shares his insights on H1 2018 Group performance.   In H1 2018, Bureau Veritas made significant further progress with its transmission plan. The Group’s organic revenue increased by 3.5% with growth of 4.4% in the second quarter. This reflected sustained growth for the 5 Growth Initiatives – Smart World, Automotive, […]

  • 26 Jul 2018

    SIM Card Interface Conformance Testing by 7layers

    SIM Card Interface Conformance Testing by 7layers Testing for mobile end-products, modules and reference designs Applicable for GCF certification, PTCRB certification, and Verizon Wireless device approval program Validates interoperability between a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) and a mobile device, independently of the respective manufacturers and operators Testing includes the programming voltage and current, parameters to […]

  • 10 May 2018

    World’s first V2X certified device tested by 7layers – Bureau Veritas

      World’s first V2Xcertified device tested by 7layers – Bureau Veritas While there are many DSRC-V2X products on the market, there is only one which has gained certification through OmniAir’s connected vehicle certification conformance program, Commsignia’s Smart City On Board Unit. This first ever device certification is a critical milestone in deploying Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology […]

  • 5 Feb 2018

    7layers provides full NB-IoT and LTE Cat. M certification services for GCF and PTCRB

    7layers provides full NB-IoT and LTE Cat. M certification services for GCF and PTCRB NB-IoT and LTE Cat.M have been identified as very important 3GPP technologies to support the connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). Both cellular certification groups, GCF and PTCRB, had already implemented suitable requirements for the validation of NB-IoT and LTE […]

  • 30 Jan 2018

    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.   For 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 […]

  • 13 Dec 2017

    Approval Body – Japanese Telecommunications Law

    7layers in Japan, part of Bureau Veritas Japan, now Registered Approval Body for Telecommunication Business Law 7layers is proud to announce that on November 22, 2017 Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd., together with its wireless expert “7layers”, was registered by the Minster of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), as “Registered Approval Body” under the Japanese […]

  • 15 Nov 2017

    LoRa Certification for Asia

    LoRa Certification for Asia 7layers – authorized to provide LoRa Alliance Asia End Device certification services    Ratingen, Germany, 15.11.2017: Following the LoRa authorizations for Europe, USA and Canada, which were granted to 7layers as one of the first 3rd party independent test laboratories since 2016, the company can now offer LoRa test & certification services for the global marketplace. 7layers […]

  • 13 Nov 2017

    LTE Cat-M1 test solution for UICC requirements

    LTE Cat-M1 test solution for UICC requirements New LTE Cat-M1 test package for the Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC covering GCF and PTCRB certification requirements 7layers , Ratingen, 13. Nov. 2017: With Release 13, 3GPP has specified LTE Cat-M1, a low power wide area (LPWAN) technology in licensed spectrum for enhanced machine type communication (eMTC). The technology is […]

  • 9 Nov 2017

    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 […]

  • 24 Oct 2017

    7layers is now Sigfox accredited for device certification

    7layers is a Sigfox accredited supplier of consulting, test and certification services 7layers wireless expertise is being enhanced with Sigfox’s device-to-cloud communication approach Ratingen, Germany, 24 Oct. 2017: 7layers, an international provider of engineering, testing and certification services with years of experience in the wireless field, has now become a Sigfox accredited supplier of consulting, […]

  • 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 […]