7LAYERS FIRST AUTHORIZED TEST LABORATORY FOR DSRC-V2X TECHNOLOGY
Conformance Certification in Emerging Connected Vehicle and Automation Market

Irvine, California, 7th September 2017: 7layers has been authorized by the OmniAir Consortium to become the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) based Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. This makes 7layers part of OmniAir’s commercial Connected Vehicle certification program, launching October 1, 2017.

OmniAir’s certification program provides third party accredited laboratory testing and validation of DSRC-based V2X devices to ensure that device manufacturers, suppliers, and automotive OEMs entering the V2X market develop products that conform to industry protocol standards and specifications, to bring about trusted device communications.

7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group company, runs engineering and test centers specializing in wireless technologies. 7layers supports the development, testing, and market access processes of connected devices, as well as the set-up and maintenance of smart IoT services through its test products and services. With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, 7layers works with manufacturers, network operators, technology developers and organizations supporting wireless technologies across multiple industries including the fast-growing automotive market with its Vehicle-to-Everything applications. As a member of OmniAir, 7layers participated in developing the Connected Vehicle Next Stage Certification Program, initiated by the USDOT.

“Independent, third party certification for interoperable devices is a vital step that reveals a level of readiness and maturity of the technology,” said OmniAir Consortium Executive Director Jason Conley. “Security certificate authorities are also looking at third party certification to serve as a litmus test deciding which devices will receive production certificates.”

“7layers is thrilled to be selected as the first OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory for the Connected Vehicle certification program,” remarked CEO Fernando Rodríguez of 7layers, Inc. “We expect this program to be an important step in making our roads safer and vehicle transport more efficient and environmentally friendly. As an OATL, 7layers now has the chance to support industry innovation through certification, by letting good quality products stand out in the V2X market.”

OmniAir Consortium was founded over 10 years ago, with the express purpose of promoting communications conformance and interoperability among intelligent transportation technologies, irrespective of the communications platform. OmniAir and its members have worked collaboratively with transportation stakeholders to develop requirements and specifications for both tolling and Connected Vehicles. Since 2012, OmniAir has certified RFID tags and readers used in electronic toll collection systems.

About 7layers: 7layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wireless technologies such as 4G, 3G and 2G, DSRC, ERA-GLONASS, LoRa, Bluetooth® and others. Manufacturers of wireless enhanced devices, component manufacturers, IoT services providers, network operators and technology associations benefit from working with 7layers. The group runs accredited test laboratories in North America, Europe, and Asia offering consulting & engineering, conformance & interoperability testing, certification & global type approval. 7layers also develops off-the-shelf and customized test set-ups. 7layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, serving a large variety of industries. For more information visit www.bureauveritas.com/cps and www.7layers.com

About OmniAir: OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, IoT technologies and connected vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories. Learn more about OmniAir at www.omniair.org.

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