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Wireless / Internet of Things (IoT) - Global Testing and Certification

Compliant and compatible with our wireless testing services

With billions of wireless devices connecting our phones, home appliances and security systems, cars, public services, health care networks and industrial processes, manufacturers of smart products and their basic components now face increased scrutiny to meet and sustain regulatory mandates as well as standardized expectations. Product testing has evolved to include type essential certifications documenting type approval, interoperability, safety, performance, and data protection compliance to established international requirements.

Our testing services are designed to provide manufacturers guidance and support through every stage of product development and to ensure successful entry into diverse global markets. We have the practical experience and regulatory expertise you need to create the effective strategies necessary to compete in demanding business environments. Our one-stop-shop portfolio focuses on interdisciplinary vertical solutions tailored to your individual circumstance for the testing and certifications unique to your products for less money and shorter time to market.

Our global network of experts is on hand to serve you at anytime, anywhere in the world with representation respectful of the local laws, cultures and languages to make sure you are compliant, courteous and understood.

Let our experts speak for you in both domestic and foreign markets to ensure your global success!

Wireless Internet of Things Laboratory Tour

Competitive compliance with wireless devices certification

Our regulatory specialists keep you abreast of all relevant and changing regulations to make sure you are up to date in all of your regulatory applications. Together with you, we work to ensure your products are compliant and competitive in every market. We help you present your smart devices to smart consumers and business partners around the globe. We provide comprehensive testing and certification services from a single source to save you time and money. Our experts work closely with authorities on the ground to expedite your time-to-market and support your brand among local partners.

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Protect your cellular devices against hackers - Learn more about the value of our Penetration-Testing Solutions for Cellular IoT Devices

Protect your products and your reputation. Download our leaflet ‘Pentesting of Cellular IoT Devices’ now learn more about TÜV Rheinland's newest service to support your business. We are ready to support you as an experienced penetration-testing partner.

Our smart services

We conduct comprehensive testing and certification services across all major verticals in the IoT ecosystem including:

  • Smart Homes
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Smart Cities
  • Medical and Health Applications
  • Smart Industries
  • Chips and Modules

We are a globally recognized service provider with accredited laboratories located around the world. We are able to serve you with comprehensive testing for 4G and 5G scenarios.

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Smart City
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Smart Industry
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  • Product designers
  • Product managers
  • Quality assurance managers

Homeowners want to protect their privacy and have control over what and how much information is accessible to others.

Tenants want to be sure that rental properties do not include certain smart technologies such as cameras or voice recorders.

Most people are not willing to download several different apps to control the appliance technologies in their homes.

Tech companies must introduce safeguards to ensure consumer privacy.

Landlords should focus on technologies like smart thermostats that benefit both parties.

Developers will have to increase interconnectivity and compatibility in their products.

  • R&D engineers and managers
  • Purchasing departments
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Product managers

Auto manufacturers must meet today’s consumer expectation of continuous connectivity but must diligently decide how many apps are available to drivers due to reliability and safety issues. While carmakers believe built-in option could provide stronger connections, many consumers prefer tethering their smartphone via Bluetooth or a USB cable to give them full access to their personal data.

Carmakers are also aware that salespeople at the dealerships will need to spend at least an extra hour of time explaining the car’s advance technology and answering their questions.

Automobile development cannot keep up with smartphone upgrades.

Security and privacy aspects at SW and HW as well upgrades as requirements are ongoing on standardization such as protection against cyberattacks is in progress, and some of it has already been published, but is not yet mandatory.

Carmakers are looking to forge new partnerships with mobile providers to satisfy consumer connectivity needs and expectations.

Dealers will need to train sales personnel in the technological features offered so that they can efficiently explain how things work in an easily understandable way.

Manufacturers will have to work on shorter development cycles to keep up with the seemingly constant system upgrades and new applications available for smartphones, and application units like fusion sensors (e.g., Radar, Lidar, AI, …)

We are represented in such challenges in various radio standardization groups and works intensively on solutions, especially to protect the users.

In addition to the requirements according to standards we also offer analyses and evaluations for protection e.g. against cyber attacks, data theft, fraud software, infotainment features, and IoT improve and optimize the complex system.

  • R&D engineers and managers
  • Community officials
  • City planners

Cities often face budgetary issues that render funds insufficient for the task at hand.

More often than not, communities must deal with a lack of experienced professionals needed to ensure a successful transition to a smart city.

Fluctuating network connectivity makes it difficult for most cities to analyze and process data in real time due to 4G coverage which cannot support high-speed transfer.

Every city must take cyber security risk into account to protect the private information of its citizens.

Responsible authorities and planners must devise an effective strategy for setting up appropriate sources of revenue to fund their smart city initiatives.

Government officials, planners and stakeholders must take early measures to hire the required professional talent before starting any project.

Communities will have to invest in 5G technology to support more and more elements working together in a smart city environment.

Governments and IT professionals must strengthen smart device and supporting infrastructure security parameters to prevent any systems attack, and ensure citizens that their privacy is being protected.

  • R&D engineers and managers
  • Product managers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Purchasing managers

Network connectivity and reliable interoperability is critical to every smart IoT device, but particularly in the medical field as patients’ lives may hang in the balance.

Cyber security is especially important when protecting medical devices from outside interference to prevent serious injury to patients and protect confidential healthcare information.

Medical device development is complicated, expensive and time consuming, relying on teams of software and hardware engineers, regulatory authorities, and other bodies working together.

Developers and manufacturers must ensure and certify the interoperability of their products and network operators must develop robust systems that are able to handle multiple devices in busy environments.

When introducing new IoT devices, objective and reliable risk assessment of potential breaches must be rigorous and comprehensive to ensure patients are protected at all times.

Government authorities and research institutes must support efficient project plans and schedules with sufficient funding and resources to ensure the expeditious development of effective quality products for use in the medical IoT environment.

  • Project managers
  • Product managers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • OEMs
  • System integrators and operators

Industry 4.0 places a strong focus on security protecting operational networks, company and personal data, industrial control systems, industrial assets, critical infrastructure, and workers.

The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) relies on state-or-the-art IoT technology, devices, machinery, and systems as well as skilled personnel to operate and maintain a productive smart factory environment.

All components, machinery, and systems integrated into a smart factory must be tested and certified according to the IEC 62443 series of standards to ensure compliant and effective industrial network cyber security.

Manufacturers must provide tested devices and machines to support an efficient and productive smart factory. Employees must be trained and all equipment and machinery must be certified according to recognized standards to ensure a safe workplace.

  • R&D engineers and managers
  • Product developers
  • Product managers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • OEMs

Chips and modules build the foundation needed to connect diverse Internet of Things environments from smart homes to connected vehicles, smart factories, and smart cities to smart healthcare.

In light of the ongoing pace of IoT development, chips and module manufacturers are on course to benefit across the technology value chain. Digitization of smart sensors, wearables and networking technologies has increased the demand for chips and modules.

Security and data privacy aspects as a test method in standardization such as protection against cyberattacks is in progress and some of it has already been published, but is not yet mandatory.

Chips and modules used in wireless technologies must withstand rigorous testing and certification according to recognized standards, approvals, and protocols for interoperability, security, safety, and performance.

Chips and module manufacturers must continuously innovate to drive connectivity across the IoT value chain.

TÜV Rheinland is represented in such challenges in various radio standardization groups and works intensively on solutions, especially to protect the users.

In addition to the requirements according to standards, we also offer analyses and evaluations for protection e.g. against cyber attacks, data theft, fraud software, online features, and IoT to improve and optimize the complex system at mobile broadband technology.

Your competent and experienced IoT partner

Our service portfolio provides you end-to-end wireless testing solutions from a single source. Our one-stop-shop strategy ensures transparency and shorter time to market. Our accredited laboratories located around the globe conduct recognized assessment of your interoperability, performance, data protection and regulatory requirements for both short- and long-range connectivity technologies. We test and certify your products according to internationally accepted standards and regulations to protect your product and your reputation.

Regulatory

CE | FCC/ISED | Japan Radio Law | Korean Radio Law | Anatel | Taiwan | etc.

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Wireless Industry Certification

Wi-Fi | Bluetooth SIG | Thread | Zigbee | LoRaWAN | Sigfox | Wi-SUN | OpenADR | Econet | KNX | Dali | GCF | PTCRB | Mirrorlink

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Cyber Security

Managed Security | Penetration Testing | ICS Security | Cyber Security in Industrial Automation

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