Industry standards are yet to be developed and improved
The rapid development and continued evolution of the Internet of Things means “everything is connected.” At the same time, there is still a lack of mature business models, and industry standards are yet to be developed and improved. The situation with network and information security is now becoming increasingly challenging. TÜV Rheinland has risen to the challenge, drawing upon its own global service network, as well as industry-leading technology, personnel, and standards, to initiate the Shenzhen IoT Excellence Center project last November.
After nearly one year of planning and construction, the Excellence Center has now been officially opened. The new facility provides one-stop testing and certification services for the appliance, audio and video equipment, IT equipment, battery, lighting fixture, toy, and medical device industries. EMC testing is part of the center’s testing capabilities, including short-range wireless devices such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, zigbee and Tread; long-range wireless devices such as 2G/3G/4G and 5G communication technologies; low-power wide-area networking such as Lo-Ra and SIGFOX; as well as interoperability and protocol-testing systems for wireless charging and antenna performance.
Milestone in TÜV Rheinland’s global wireless strategy 2020
“The TÜV Rheinland IoT Excellence Center represents a milestone in TÜV Rheinland’s global wireless strategy 2020,” said Dr. Fübi. “The cyber security market has reached an inflection point. Industry standards still need to be developed and improved. Innovation is not only the engine of Shenzhen’s economic development, but also an important strategy of TÜV Rheinland. Innovation is the key for TÜV Rheinland in continuing to actively connect with the latest technologies to provide customers in every industry with even more comprehensive products and services, and to provide safe and sustainable solutions for human, environmental, and technological progress.”
Supporting the development of Chinese enterprises
In the future, the Center will provide customers in the Shenzhen and throughout the Southern China regions with testing, inspection and certification services of even higher quality, efficiency, and standards. At the same time, TÜV Rheinland is leveraging its global network to support the development of Chinese enterprises in conjunction with other IoT Excellence Centers in Asia, Europe, and America, to facilitate for sustainable socioeconomic and foreign trade development and to bring about even greater innovation in the IoT industry chain.
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is nearly EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com
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