The Largest Internet of Things Standards Group Opens Certification Labs to Deliver Certified Products to Market At Scale
Portland, OR. October 4, 2016 – Today the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), the largest Internet of Things standards group, announced that it has opened six certification labs to expand its certification program, allowing members to introduce products to the market on a more global scale.
These first six labs will be open in the United States and Asia with plans to open labs in additional cities, as the demand requires. These labs will serve as testing facilities for members looking to have products certified by OCF. OCF members will be able to bring products to any lab location for certification testing. The expansion of these certification efforts means that OCF members will be able to more quickly deliver OCF certified products to market.
Labs currently open include:
• Allion USA; Beaverton, Oregon
• Allion Taiwan; Taipei, Taiwan
• DT&C Co.,Ltd; Yongin, South Korea
• Kyrio; Louisville, Colorado
• Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA); Seongnam, South Korea
• UL; Fremont, California
“We’re thrilled about the opportunity to expand our certification efforts on a more global scale,” said Mike Richmond, executive director, Open Connectivity Foundation. “The opening of these labs allows us to work directly with developers to ensure true interoperability between products, bringing us closer to OCF’s mission of creating complete interoperability within the Internet of Things.”
About Open Connectivity Foundation
Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project (IoTivity, www.iotivity.org) to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. With more than 200 members that include top companies from around the world, OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.
For more information, please visit www.openconnectivity.org.
Supporting Quotes From Labs
“As a testing service partner to the world’s largest consumer electronics companies, Allion USA is thrilled to help customers bring their next generation of products to market with the Open Connectivity Foundation’s certification, interoperability and performance testing.” – Stuart Faris, Director of Marketing, Allion USA
“Allion Taiwan is not only familiar with local culture, language and customs, but also Allion Taiwan can fully support all activities and certification in Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea. We are not only excited, but also pleased to provide and promote OCF certification, interoperability and performance testing in Asia.” -Summer Chien CEO, Allion Labs, Inc.
DT&C Co., Ltd
“As a certification service partner with high quality technology for ICT, DT&C is thrilled to participate in developing global IoT standards and provide the certificate service with OCF. We strongly believe OCF is a leader for IoT standardization and contributes significantly to the IoT industry.” – Charlie Park, CEO, DT&C.
“As a highly respected, state-of-the-art test lab for fixed and wireless network device interoperability testing, we are excited to assist IoT device manufacturers in quickly achieving OCF certification. Our experience helping manufacturers achieve certifications, test interoperability across vendor solutions, and quickly bring new products and technologies to market uniquely positions Kyrio in the marketplace. Working with OCF enables us to continue delivering on our commitment of innovation to tackle tough device interoperability challenges and deliver the best end user IoT experience.” – Mitch Ashley, President and General Manager, Kyrio
“TTA is excited to be one of the first authorized test labs recognized by the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), the leading Internet of Things standards group. We believe that TTA’s participation in OCF’s certification labs program will be a significant step to extend our capabilities in the IoT industry.” – Jangkyung Kim, President of ICT Testing & Certification Laboratory, TTA.
“With the continued growth of the IoT market, addressing the challenges of interoperability and security will be very important for future implementation. UL is proud to be part of the OCF and provide our expertise in standards development, testing and certification for the connectivity and interoperability of devices and systems.” – Mike Kuo, Vice President & General Manager of UL Consumer Technology