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Qualification Provides Wi-Fi Alliance Members Increased Convenience with Additional Testing Facilities

Tue, 01/11/2011 - 6:19am
BOSTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TÜV Rheinland®, one of only two Wi-Fi Alliance-authorized testing laboratories in the U.S., announced they have been qualified by the Wi-Fi Alliance to perform testing to the new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct specification.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct is a certification mark for Wi-Fi devices that connect to one another without access points or Internet connections. Working with TÜV Rheinland on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct approvals offers member companies convenient testing services with the addition of new testing facilities.

TÜV Rheinland is a globally-recognized leader in testing and certification of technology products. This accreditation complements their growing portfolio of worldwide wireless compliance and testing solutions including testing to 802.11 standards, Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, and Smart Grid requirements.

“The immediate readiness of TÜV Rheinland to test products for Wi-Fi Direct™ interoperability helps ensure that Wi-Fi Alliance member companies can quickly achieve the certifications they need to take their products to market with the latest Wi-Fi technologies,” said Edgar Figueroa, chief executive officer of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Direct devices – such as mobile phones, cameras, printers, PCs, and gaming devices – can transfer content and share applications quickly and easily, often requiring the simple push of a button. Devices can make a one-to-one connection, or a group of several devices can connect simultaneously. Additionally, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct devices can make device group connections with existing IEEE 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ gear.

“The industry considers Wi-Fi Direct a significant leap in innovation that will change the way Wi-Fi users connect, share and communicate,” said to Rolf Bienert, Technical Development Manager for TÜV Rheinland. “As one of the first labs qualified by the Wi-Fi Alliance to perform this testing, we can help manufacturers certify their products to this standard right now, no matter where they are in the world.”

For more information about TÜV Rheinland’s Wireless Testing Services, visit: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tuv.com&esheet=6567472&lan=en-US&anchor=www.tuv.com&index=2&md5=ebcc30e53bd4de74a71d975b3944826c

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