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TÜV Rheinland India - First LoRaWAN Authorized Test Facility in India

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 16, 2019 11:36:12 AM
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TÜV Rheinland India is pleased to announce its partnership with SenRa, a PAN India LoRaWAN® Network Operator, to enable the LoRaWAN certification program in India. TÜV Rheinland has been selected by the LoRa Alliance® to be the first LoRa Alliance Authorized Test House in India and will offer services for testing end devices in IN the 865MHz-867MHz frequency band allocated for LoRaWAN operations in India. The test facility plans to extend its authorization for European ISM band EU 868MHz-870MHz in order to support local end device manufacturers to certify the devices for European markets as well.

TÜV Rheinland and SenRa will be combining their expertise in the field of testing, RF, and network connectivity to help test and certify end devices which will be using the LoRaWAN stack in India. This collaboration will ensure the reliability of devices and confirm compliance with the standards and specifications set forth by the LoRa Alliance.

Mr. Kalyan Varma, Vice President, TÜV Rheinland India said, “Our LoRa Alliance certification provides support for devices enabling the low-cost, mobile and secure bi-directional communication used in IoT, M2M and smart city along with industrial and consumer applications. We test interoperability, functionality, and reliability as well as the quality of both the network and end-points optimizing low power consumption. As an authorized LoRa Alliance testing provider, we ensure the quality and compliance of LoRaWAN component products.”

Commenting on the success, Mr. Raghavendra Kulkarni, Assistant General Manager, Products, TÜV Rheinland India said, “We are now authorized to test and certify LoRaWAN devices appropriate to LoRa Alliance requirements promoting harmonization, quality, and continued interoperability throughout the product test cycle in terms of functional testing in India.” He added, “TÜV Rheinland is a contributory member in LoRa Alliance and are working together since 2015 to provide certified products. Co-work with SenRa and LoRa Alliance will benefit the LoRaWAN IoT ecosystem in India.”

Mr. Kutbuddin Vora, Global Program Manager - Strategic Product Development - Wireless/IoT of TÜV Rheinland said, “TÜV Rheinland has developed a fully automated Comprehensive Testing Environment (CTE) system for testing LoRaWAN certification which consists of network server and various customized tests. LoRaWAN test setup can be used as a benchtop setup for quick check. TÜV Rheinland facilities are accredited for testing various regulatory requirements which can serve as one-stop solution for certifying products to launch them in global markets. In addition to the testing and certification services our telecommunication experts can support with topics relevant to successfully managing market development and international access.”

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Topics: Wireless, AA19_P00_Wireless