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TÜV Rheinland nominated as global independent 3rd party authorized test laboratory for LoRa® certification program in Europe

08/01/2016Cologne

TÜV Rheinland has been named global independent 3rd party authorized test laboratory for testing and certifying according to the LoRa® certification program in Europe. TÜV Rheinland plans to extend its support in the US and Asia shortly - inline and on target with its “2020 global Wireless / IoT strategy”.

Internet of Things

Digitalization and TÜV Rheinland

Working and living “smarter” for a better future in the world of IoT – Internet of Things is the common goal as part of the global Digitalization. TÜV Rheinland has embraced these revolutionary changes in the market with significant investment on a global scale to see its international customers are well supported in all verticals when it comes to the additional requirements of IoT.

Wireless technology is nothing new, what is new is how the multiple use of wireless technology is becoming centre to our everyday life over and beyond what we know as traditional modes, for example voice. As the demand of “more for less grows” (more data for less cost, less power consumption, less size etc.) innovation is being driven hard and fast to accommodate in every sector of industry.

It’s clear Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWA) technologies such as LoRa is fast becoming adopted as one of the accepted means of IoT connectivity. It’s also clear the numbers of predicted connections are vast within this domain. TÜV Rheinland has had IoT on its radar for some time hence the reason to immerse itself with the LoRa Alliance as independent global laboratory supporting as a contributing member.

The commitment of TÜV Rheinland in this space is unconditional, the team of experts, establish from the industry are driving the requirements in support of customer needs. Moreover, TÜV Rheinland will support the extended requirements in additional to the LoRa functional testing with respect to regulatory international testing and certification. TÜV Rheinland is excited to take these steps of success with the LoRa Alliance and look forward to providing support to the wider community with all wireless technologies in the very near future.

LoRa Alliance

The LoRa Alliance

TUV Rheinland has been involved with the LoRa Alliance since the necessity for support globally from an independent laboratory was in demand. The positioning from the outset as a contributor member was approved and has subsequently played a key part of the certification scheme. TÜV Rheinland alignment with the LoRa Alliance has been an easy transition since visions are very similar, the aim is to work towards developing the standards where harmonisation in the interoperability of devices and networks can be realised. The aim is to support all parties who are working towards the LoRa Alliance ecosystems for attaining mutual technical and commercial success. We are becoming a largand strong family and it’s inspiring to see the continued growth of supporting members.

Stefan Kischka, Vice President Wireless / IoT at TÜV Rheinland explains: “We are delighted to communicate that we are the independent truly global 3rd party authorized LoRa Alliance test laboratory with strong commitments to service all geographies in line with our global lab presence. It’s our intention to support our array of customers in all verticals with the challenges they face with respect to wireless technologies, LoRa being a very important one. With our established team from the industry, we have the capability and the competence to build a strong position in all areas of the wireless market. We have made significant investments as testament to our commitment to our high-priority Wireless / IoT 2020 strategy”.

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