7 Layers - Testing for a Smarter World

7Layers works hand-in-hand with a large variety of industries making use of wireless communications technologies, devices, services and applications. We run engineering & test centers in Europe, P.R. China, S. Korea, Japan and North America. Since 1999, we have been supporting mobile device manufacturers, module and chip-set suppliers as well as network operators and industry interest groups such as PTCRB, GCF, Bluetooth® SIG etc.

Due to the growing demand for anytime anywhere wireless connectivity, the variety of industries 7Layers supports, has increased significantly. M2M industries such as manufacturers of mobile health devices or connected automotive devices rely on our wireless technology know-how and experience with market access regulations for products with integrated wireless connectivity.

Currently we cover technologies such as GSM-family, HSPA, UMTS, LTE, W-CDMA, but also Bluetooth®, W-LAN, GPS, WiFi, NFC, JAVA, TETRA and many more.

Engineering & Consulting Services from 7Layers
7Layers offers consulting and in-house training on radio technology issues, requirements management, market access requirements and product life cycle management. We also support manufacturers with aspects such as antenna integration and integration & updates of pre-certified modules.

Test & Market Access Services
The 7Layers test laboratories are accredited by DAkkS (ISO17025) and PTCRB. Our services are in accordance with standards from ETSI, FCC, GCF, Bluetooth® SIG and those of leading network operators.  Besides conformance and EMC testing necessary for certification and type approval, we offer pre-compliance testing, benchmark testing, OTA testing, antenna testing, interoperability & field testing and application testing.

For our global type approval services we have built up a comprehensive data base containing up-to-date information regarding legal requirements for almost all countries worldwide, such as FCC, IC Canada, R&TTE, e-marking, vehicular EMC directive and many more. A well-established, international network of trustworthy partners and test labs enhances the reliability of our services.

To remain up-to-date with certification requirements, we are member of steering committees like PTCRB, GCF, Bluetooth® SIG, Car Connectivity Consortium. This way we can guide our client’s products smoothly through the required certification processes.

InterLab® Software System and InterLab Test Solutions
Wireless modules and devices tend to be highly complex, often incorporating several technologies and applications. 7Layers therefore developed the InterLab® Software System. This consists of adaptable, web-based components and applications. It improves product requirements management, testing, test lab management and test plan generation (see also The InterLab Software System is used in our own labs and those of our clients, to increase the efficiency and organization of test processes.

In addition to this we offer the InterLab® Test Solutions LTE-USIM/USAT, 3G USIM/USAT, Bluetooth® Low Energy and TTY.  Our “InterLab® Feature Explorer” identifies the product features of wireless devices with integrated GSM, W-CDMA or LTE technology to ensure the correct set-up of test processes. The InterLab Shielded Enclosure can be used for a large variety of OTA (over-the-air) test set-ups for mobile devices. Although small in size it creates a properly shielded test environment for OTA verification without the need for an RF-wired connection and is ideally suited to R&D purposes.
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