TUV Rheinland IoT Excellence Center Grand Opening

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TUV Rheinland, a global leader for independent inspection services, unveiled the plaque for its Internet-of-Things (IoT) Excellence Center in Longhua, Shenzhen to mark its official opening. Top executives including Dr. Michael Fubi, Chairman of the Executive Board of Management of TUV Rheinland AG, Holger Kunz, Executive Vice President Products of TUV Rheinland AG, Yushun Wong, Executive Vice President TUV Rheinland Greater China, and Lili Hu, Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Shenzhen, were on hand for the formal launch of the center. Zhang Feimeng, Deputy Director-General of Invest Shenzhen and Martin Fleischer, Consul General, German Consulate General in Guangzhou, were invited to speak at the ceremony.

Industry standards are yet to be developed and improved

The rapid development and continued evolution of the Internet of Things means "everything is connected". At the same time, there is still a lack of mature business models, and industry standards are yet to be developed and improved. The situation with network and information security is now becoming increasingly challenging. TUV Rheinland has risen to the challenge, drawing upon its own global service network, as well as industry-leading technology, personnel, and standards, to initiate the Shenzhen IoT Excellence Center project last November.

After nearly one year of planning and construction, the Excellence Center has now been officially opened. The new facility provides one-stop testing and certification services for the appliance, audio and video equipment, IT equipment, battery, lighting fixture, toy, and medical device industries. EMC testing is part of the center's testing capabilities, including short-range wireless devices such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, zigbee and Tread; long-range wireless devices such as 2G/3G/4G and 5G communication technologies; low-power wide-area networking such as Lo-Ra and SIGFOX; as well as interoperability and protocol-testing systems for wireless charging and antenna performance.

Milestone in TUV Rheinland's global wireless strategy 2020

"The TUV Rheinland IoT Excellence Center represents a milestone in TUV Rheinland's global wireless strategy 2020," said Dr. Fubi. "The cyber security market has reached an inflection point. Industry standards still need to be developed and improved. Innovation is not only the engine of Shenzhen's economic development, but also an important strategy of TUV Rheinland. Innovation is the key for TUV Rheinland in continuing to actively connect with the latest technologies to provide customers in every industry with even more comprehensive products and services, and to provide safe and sustainable solutions for human, environmental, and technological progress."

Supporting the development of Chinese enterprises

In the future, the Center will provide customers in the Shenzhen and throughout the Southern China regions with testing, inspection and certification services of even higher quality, efficiency, and standards. At the same time, TUV Rheinland is leveraging its global network to support the development of Chinese enterprises in conjunction with other IoT Excellence Centers in Asia, Europe, and America, to facilitate for sustainable socioeconomic and foreign trade development and to bring about even greater innovation in the IoT industry chain.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is one of the world's leading independent testing service providers with 145 years of tradition. Employing over 20,000 people around the globe, TUV Rheinland generates an annual turnover of almost 2 billion euros. The independent experts stand for the quality and safety of people, technology and the environment in almost all areas of business and life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical facilities, products and services, accompanies projects, processes and information security for companies. The experts train people in numerous professions and industries. TUV Rheinland has a global network of recognized laboratories, testing centers and training centers at its disposal for this purpose. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact for greater sustainability and against corruption. Website: http://www.tuv.com

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