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US gets its first LoRa Alliance testing service

Those designing low power IoT devices can certify their technology meets industry-standard performance and security requirements

TÜV Rheinland wants to provide device manufacturers with access to complex testing technology
TÜV Rheinland wants to provide device manufacturers with access to complex testing technology

TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent testing, inspection and certification services, has become the first authorised long-range wireless (LoRaWAN) testing provider in the US certified by the LoRa Alliance.


Any company designing low power (LPWAN) Internet of Things (IoT) devices will now be able to certify their technology meets industry-standard performance and security requirements.

The technology used 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.


The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequalled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localisation that are not addressed by other LPWAN protocols.

"The IoT is ushering in a new era for wireless connectivity, impacting device manufacturers and network operators to a large degree. One of the most exciting technology shifts occurring is the emergence of LoRaWAN as an attractive communications protocol to solve for low-cost, long-range connectivity through both congested urban areas and wide-open expanses alike," said Stefan Kischka, vice president of wireless and IoT at TÜV Rheinland Group.


"Device manufacturers rarely have access to the often complex technology needed to properly test their products before going to market. This latest announcement, in tandem with our new wireless IoT testing centre in Fremont, California, enables us to become a one-stop-shop for wireless testing and certification services."

With the backing of the LoRa Alliance, TÜV Rheinland is able to provide the industry’s most comprehensive services, including:

  • product evaluation and pre-compliance testing against specified regional frequency bands and released LoRa Alliance specifications;
  • regulatory testing and certification (for example, FCC, R&TTE / RED and CE);
  • LoRaWAN™ functional testing;
  • electrical safety testing;
  • electroMagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing
  • testing of communication technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiSUN, KNX and IP500.

The LoRa 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 protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.


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