TÜV Rheinland is proud to announce that it received the official authorization by the LoRa Alliance capable of providing services, as the only test house, for the functional testing of LoRaWANTM in the United States for the US region.
With five LoRa Alliance authorized laboratories in
- Pleasanton / USA
- Leek / The Netherlands
- Yokohama / Japan
- Seoul / South Korea
- Taipei / Taiwan
TÜV Rheinland supports customers for LoRaWANTM on a global scale.
In addition to the official testing against LoRa Alliance released specifications (currently US and EU region) customers take the advantage of a One-Stop-Shopping solution by requesting services related to their requirements:
- Product Evaluation and Pre-Compliance Testing against specified regional frequency bands and released LoRa Alliance specifications
- Regulatory Testing and Certification (e.g. FCC, R&TTE / RED, CE, and many more…)
- LoRaWANTM Functional Testing
- Electrical Safety Testing
- Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing
- Testing of Communication Technologies such as:
- WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiSUN, KNX, IP500, and many more
Underlining its strategy and full commitment to globally support all testing and certification services for Wireless Technologies and IoT TÜV Rheinland opened in March 2017 its Wireless / IoT Excellence Testing Center in Fremont (Silicon Valley, California).
About LoRa™ Alliance
The LoRa™ Alliance is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 450 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.
With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN.
More information at www.lora-alliance.org