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TUV Rheinland commences Wireless Testing for long range devices in India

TUV Rheinland India has achieved another milestone by adding the long range testing & certification activities for the Indian market. With the introduction of CMW 500 signaling unit and available infrastructure of its 10m anechoic chamber, TUV Rheinland India can now offer, complete testing & certification services for 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular etc. for various applications.

“We are extremely pleased that this is one of the unique services offered amongst our competitors and the first to be offered in TR – Group companies”, said Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland India. “With this facility & necessary accreditations like A2LA, ISO 17025, FCC & IC in place, we can actively cover complete short range & long range testing & certification activities from India, which covers the complete gambit of regulatory testing services.”

India being one of the fastest growing markets in wireless industry globally, it is estimated that 20 billion connected wireless devices are in use for various sectors of Internet of Things(IoT), be it smart city, smart grid, home automation, automotive wireless, mobile communication, M2M (machine to machine communication), cyber security and so on. Also with India looking forward to make its manufacturing & industries sectors smarter, Industry 4.0 roadmap shall play a major role in automating and secure data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

“With growing demand of wireless technology & increase in the manufacture base for mobile phones, tablet PC, PDAs and various life style products, testing & certification of these devices has become a necessity” said Kalyan Varma, Vice President Products, TUV Rheinland India.“TUV Rheinland India is now completely geared up to offer the testing & certification for complete wireless technologies, while championing the short range wireless testing & certification activities for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID etc. for various applications designed for world-wide & regional based Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM)/Unlicensed bands with all modulations techniques supported as well.”

With survey reports that suggests, India is going to need a minimum of 8 – 10 billion communication modules to be integrated into smart sensors and controllers, and another 10 – 50 million gateways that need to operate and maintain the Nation Wide Critical Infrastructure, with already a staggering 40 million plus telecommunication & long range customer equipment being deployed. The time was right for TUV Rheinland India to scale up their services to cater to the biggest regulatory market.

The services in 2012-13 were initially semi-furnished with non-availability of a long range network simulator to provide the complete in-house test services. In 2014-15, TUV Rheinland India worked together with Standard-Body (3GPP, ETSI, FCC, ILAC, IEEE, etc.) & it members to understand the needs and list of critical components to put-up a very well defined and holistic test suite to emerge as the premium long-range wireless test provider.

“The exploding market for telecommunication products since 1934 has created technological advances that no one could have imagined. By upgrading our testing labs in India, TUV Rheinland has met and continues to meet the demand by industry leaders worldwide for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) tests as per global industry requirements.” added Kalyan Varma.

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