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SGS's laboratories in Shenzhen (China), New Taipei City (Taiwan) and Espoo (Finland) have become Accredited Test Labs (ATLs) for Sigfox, a leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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With the uptick in Low Power Wide Area Network implementations, SGS is anticipating high demand from manufacturers and product designers looking to certify their wireless products for IoT ecosystems operating on the fast-expanding Sigfox network.

Sigfox is causing a revolution in the Machine to Machine and IoT world by enabling large-scale connection of objects where all the network and computing complexity is managed in the Cloud, rather than on the devices. Leveraging on its patented UNb technology, Sigfox has built a global network to connect billions of "low-energy devices" to the internet, utilizing device-to-cloud communications to drastically reduce energy consumption and product costs.

For devices intending to communicate on the Sigfox Network, the company demands Sigfox Ready™ certification to ensure full functionality.

These comprise two kinds of tests:

  • RF & protocol tests, to check Sigfox protocol & RF performance compliance
  • Radiated performance tests, to assess the radiated performances of the device. These radiation tests will define a radiated power classification of the device in uplink mode

As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, we are delighted to become an Accredited Test Lab for Sigfox. In just a few years, Sigfox has created significant growth in its global networks which now span some 60 countries.

"Manufacturers and product designers looking to capitalize on this growing market will need to certify their wireless products against Sigfox requirements. For SGS, having this increased capability in China, Taiwan and Finland ensures we can continue to offer clients the broadest range of IoT product testing across the globe," said Mr. Parthiv Parikh, Global Business Development Manager.

SGS has a strong and growing portfolio of certifications and accreditations, with competence centers in North America, Asia and Europe including laboratories worldwide that are ISO 17025 accredited. It offers testing services for LPWA technologies such as Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IoT, CAT M1 in addition to GCF, PTCRB, CTIA, Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance, Thread, NFC, Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), USB, Global Platform, Continua Alliance.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel Nissley
Global Marketing Manager, Electrical & Electronic
SGS North America
t: +1 770 570 1849

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SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.