TUV Rheinland officially announced by the LoRa Alliance as the first authorized test house in the US for the US region

FREMONT, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TUV 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 LoRaWAN TM 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

TUV 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 TUV Rheinland opened in March 2017 its Wireless / IoT Excellence Testing Center in Fremont (Silicon Valley, California ).

About LoRa TM Alliance

The LoRa TM 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 TM 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 TM is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016.

About LoRaWAN TM

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

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is an organization founded in 1871, Headquartered in Cologne Germany , operating with 20,000 employees from 500 locations in 69 countries with Global Investments (2015): 90.1 million € TUV Rheinland serves multiple industry verticals in IoT and as a result sees the absolute need to support these in full with the challenges they face within the field of Digitalization and Internet of Things area. TUV Rheinland can offer consultancy on various technologies in the IoT and assists on the best route to market not only for testing, inspection and certification issues but in areas of consideration in the interim stages of development. Covering a wide range of experience from all disciplines of the industry. TUV Rheinland welcomes the opportunity to cooperate with you.

More information at www.tuv.com