TÜVRheinland begins 802.11n Wi-Fi certification testing

June 26, 2007 -- The company announced that its Wi-Fi test labs in the U.S. and Japan have been approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

June 26, 2007 -- TÜVRheinland, a provider of independent testing and certification services, announced that it is now accepting test applications for wireless devices utilizing the IEEE 802.11n standard for Wi-Fi.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has finalized the Wi-Fi 802.11n , draft 2.0 certification test plan, which was set to launch on June 25. Compliance to the test plan ensures a product's interoperability with other Wi-Fi devices in the consumer and enterprise markets.

According to a press release, TÜVRheinland is one of only four companies globally with testing laboratories authorized by the Wi-Fi Alliance for this program. The company's facilities in Silicon Valley and Yokohama, Japan are pre-qualified to perform testing for the more than 300 members of the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global industry association that promotes the growth of Wi-Fi devices.

"We expect a rapid market acceptance of wireless products running 802.11n because of their ability to stream video between devices," says David Surber, vice president of engineering for TÜVRheinland. "We are proud to be one of the first labs authorized by the Wi-Fi Alliance to perform 802.11n testing, enabling our clients worldwide to meet that market demand."

TÜVRheinland says its facilities test all types of wireless devices including laptops, wireless routers and switches, PDAs, VoIP telephones, printers, computers, game stations and computer accessories.

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