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2018-10-31 | South China

TÜV Rheinland IoT Excellence Center Grand Opening

On October 18, Shenzhen - TÜV Rheinland, a global leader for independent inspection services, unveiled the plaque for its Internet-of-Things Excellence Center in Longhua, Shenzhen to mark its official opening. Top executives including Dr. Michael Fübi, Chairman of the Executive Board of Management, TÜV Rheinland Group, Holger Kunz, Executive Vice President Products, TÜV Rheinland Group, Stefan Kischka, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Wireless/IoT, Yushun Wong, CEO and President, TÜV Rheinland Greater China, and Ms. Lili Hu, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland Shenzhen, were on hand for the formal launch of the center. Ms. 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.

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. TÜV 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 1 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.

“The TÜV Rheinland IoT Excellence Center represents a milestone in TÜV Rheinland's global wireless strategy 2020,” said Dr. Fübi. “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 TÜV Rheinland. Innovation is the key for TÜV 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."

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, TÜV 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.