TUV Rheinland offers inspection, certification, and market approval services for low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) on a global scale, thereby positioning itself on the rapidly growing global IoT market. The portfolio includes the Lora, Sigfox, WiSUN, NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) and LTE-CATMx technologies. TUV Rheinland is the only global testing service provider to cover all the relevant main LPWAN technologies on the market in its laboratories, thereby asserting its position as the leading testing service provider in the entire field of wireless technologies.
Key driver of the Internet of Things (IoT)
LPWAN technology is a crucial prerequisite for connecting ever more objects to the Internet, and is therefore considered to be a key driver for the Internet of Things (IoT). LPWAN enables the energy-efficient transmission of small data volumes over long distances. “The technology’s low energy requirement makes it ideal for low-maintenance, battery-operated sensor networks that are used for condition monitoring in all areas of work and everyday life,” explained Stefan Kischka, Vice President Wireless/Internet of Things at TUV Rheinland.
LPWAN modules and chips can be integrated into almost any product and service. They also provide the basis for the development of entirely new business ideas. “TUV Rheinland has been heavily involved in developing the technology ever since it first emerged,” said Andreas Renz, Director of Global Business Development Wireless/Internet of Things at TUV Rheinland.
International approvals for wireless products
In addition to providing technology certification services, TUV Rheinland is a global partner for international approvals for wireless products (radio type approval). This includes, for example, RED, FCC, Japan Radio Law, Korean and many other country approvals.
Thanks to this diverse expertise and its resources, TUV Rheinland distinguishes itself as a testing service provider that can cover all the wireless communication service needs of a customer, regardless of its industry, globally and comprehensively – providing consulting services, test solutions, market access analyses for new technologies, but also independent tests and certifications.