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OmniAir Consortium®, the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and connected vehicles announces that SGS North America, Inc. is the latest OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory (OATL) for DSRC-V2X devices.

“OmniAir® is pleased that SGS , a recognized global leader in wireless device testing has joined our network of OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratories,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium. “SGS’s deep expertise and experience will enhance OmniAir’s ability to offer OmniAir’s independent, third-party testing and certification for Connected Vehicle technologies.”

SGS’s testing laboratory in San Diego, California is strategically located to take advantage of the explosive growth of V2X devices in the United States and those devices coming out of the Pacific region.

“SGS is excited to be an OmniAir approved laboratory. It has been a pleasure working with the extremely knowledgeable and driven team at OmniAir. We look forward to accelerating the V2X technologies and contributing to a safer connected ecosystem, “said Parthiv Parikh, Global Business Development Manager at SGS.

OmniAir’s certification program provides third-party accredited laboratory testing and validation of DSRC-based vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) devices to ensure that device manufacturers, suppliers and automotive OEMs entering the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) market develop products that conform to industry protocol standards and specifications, to bring about trusted device communications.

SGS is participating in the OmniAir Consortium Texas Plugfest, hosted by Texas A & M Transportation Institute in College Station, TX, October 22-26. Although they have participated in past events, this will be SGS’s first as an OmniAir Authorized Test Laboratory.

OmniAir Consortium has been working for 14 years 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.

First launched in 2017, OmniAir’s DSRC-V2X certification program is the first of its kind in the world, offering conformance and interoperabiity testing for DSRC-based V2V and V2I devices. OmniAir also offers certification for RFID tags, and readers used in electronic toll collection systems, used across the United States as well as DSRC based onboard units (OBUs) and roadside units (RSUs).

About OmniAir

OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification in ITS, tolling, 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.

About SGS 

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 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world. Learn more about SGS at www.sgs.com.

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