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TUV Rheinland Partners with the Wi-Fi Alliance

To become qualified test laboratory to perform Wi-Fi certification testing (August 12, 2004)

TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. a global leader in regulatory compliance testing and certification, has announced that it is working with the Wi-Fi Alliance to become a qualified test laboratory to perform Wi-Fi certification testing for the alliance members.

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) allows the customer to connect to the internet from virtually anywhere there is a base station, such as home, office, airports, hotels, etc. without wires and the best thing about it is that is faster than a modem connection. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products (with the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo) have been through rigorous interoperability testing requirements to ensure that compatible products from different vendors will work together. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo means that it's a "safe" buy.

We are glad to work with the Wi-Fi Alliance to support the industry and the end-user simultaneously. Once qualified, we are looking forward to provide the testing services together with our other homologation programs," states Rolf Bienert, Telecom Divison Manager of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.

"The Wi-Fi Alliance is pleased to add TUV as an additional Wi-Fi certification laboratory," said Frank Hanzlik, Managing Director of the Wi-Fi Alliance. "We look forward to their very high level of service to meet the certification needs of the Wi-Fi Alliance membership," continued Hanzlik.

TUV and the Wi-Fi Alliance are pleased to announce that TUV has been listed on the approved certification laboratory list at to provide Wi-Fi testing and certification services to its members. To schedule an appointment, please click here.

About Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance located in Austin, TX is a non-profit international association formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless local area network products based on IEEE 802.11 specification. Currently, the Wi-Fi Alliance has over 200 member companies from around the world, and over 1250 products have received Wi-Fi certification since March 2000. The goal of the Wi-Fi Alliance's members is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability.

About TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut, USA, is a subsidiary of T Rheinland Group and is a global leader in compliance engineering, testing and certification for domestic and foreign markets. Testing and certification services are available for automotive, industrial machinery, medical devices and pressure equipment products. Field evaluation services for unlisted equipment in the U.S., as well as EMC and telecom testing, are also offered. TRNA is an OSHA-approved Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL) and holds National Certification Body (NCB) status. The company has offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Raleigh, New York, Austin, Portland, St. Paul, Toronto and Mexico City.

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