Firm Becomes Only Provider to Inspect and Certify LoRa, Sigfox, WiSUN, NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) and LTE-CATMx Products at Global Scale, Inclusive.
TÜV Rheinland, a leading international testing service provider for quality and safety, today announced availability of global inspection, certification, and market approval services for low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN).
With the announcement, the firm becomes the only global testing service provider to service in its laboratories all relevant LPWAN technologies on the market, including LoRa, Sigfox, WiSUN, NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) and LTE-CATMx technologies.
LPWAN technology is considered to be a key driver for Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. LPWAN enables energy-efficient transmission of small data volumes over long distances. It is also a crucial prerequisite for connecting ever more static objects to the Internet, economically.
“The technology’s low energy requirement makes it ideal for low-maintenance, battery-operated sensor networks that are used for condition monitoring in all areas of work and everyday life,” said Stefan Kischka, vice president of wireless/internet of things at TÜV Rheinland.
LPWAN modules and chips can be integrated into almost any product and service. They also provide the basis for the development of entirely new business ideas.
“TÜV Rheinland has been heavily involved in developing LPWAN technology ever since it first emerged,” said Andreas Renz, director of global business development, wireless/internet of things at TÜV Rheinland.
“With this announcement, TÜV Rheinland fully stakes its claim as the leading testing provider to serve the entire field of wireless technologies.”
In addition to technology certification services, TÜV Rheinland is a global partner for international market approvals for wireless products, i.e., radio type approvals. Examples include RED, FCC, Japan Radio Law, Korean and many other country-specific approvals.
With this new offering, TÜV Rheinland handles the entire spectrum of wireless communication service needs that any customer may have, regardless of its industry or global location. TÜV Rheinland’s services are comprehensive – spanning consulting services, test solutions, market access analyses for new technologies, and independent tests and certifications.