TUV Rheinland has been named global independent 3rd party authorized test laboratory for testing and certifying according to the LoRaŽ certification program in Europe. TUV Rheinland plans to extend its support in the US and Asia shortly – inline and on target with its “2020 global Wireless / IoT strategy”.
Stefan Kischka, Vice President Wireless / IoT at TUV 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.”
About LoRa(TM) Alliance
The LoRa(TM) Alliance is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 330 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.
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 unequalled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN.
TUV Rheinland AG
TUV Rheinland AG is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 140 years ago. The group employs 19,600 people around the globe. Annual turnover is nearly EUR1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology, and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects and processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.