Product Test Houses
For information on the process of Bluetooth Testing & Product Qualification, including
an introduction to BQBs and BQTFs, please see our Qualification Page.
If you know of others please e-mail us details.
7Layers focus on a range of services for the Information's and Communications
Sector. The company places particular focus on wireless technologies including Bluetooth,
W-CDMA and GSM. 7Layers targets driving new technologies, enhancing product development,
testing, worldwide approvals, research and feasibility studies and new technology
In July 2001 the 7 Layers facility in Ratingen became the first officially accredited
Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility world-wide. 7 layers offers full scope
Bluetooth testing in three test facilities in Ratingen (Germany), in Cambridge (UK) and in
Irvine (USA). 7 layers has three manufacturer independent BQB's (Bluetooth
Qualification Body), two in Ratingen (Germany) and one in Irvine (USA), which are
authorised to list products on the "Bluetooth Qualified Product List".
Development and State-of-the-art
Testing offer the customer customized solutions that integrate objective consulting
and independent testing into the product (or service) development process. These two
services are usually run together as it allows errors in development to be discovered as
early as possible.
Service Development looks at the following areas - product
requirements capturing, requirements engineering, product specifications and verification
and validation for various life cycle phases. Whilst the State-of-the-art Testing looks
and development tests, integration
and implementation tests, in-house
test facility management, validation
of test systems and product evaluation.
this is of particular interest for manufacturers of end-user products. It offers the use
of accredited laboratories to carry out development, approval and certification testing
for all of 7Layers competence areas. Preparation of regulatory documentation necessary and
that organization for worldwide qualification and certification for the manufacturer. The
service focuses on operation of accredited
laboratories, preparing regulatory documentation, worldwide qualification and
BABT has a number of Bluetooth TM Qualification Body appointments around the world, able to
offer Bluetooth wireless technology equipment suppliers the full range of BQB
BABT, part of the TÜV Product Service group of companies, can also offer equipment and
component manufacturers an compliance
service, with a reputation for technical integrity and customer focus, at local level but
on a global scale.
BABT has partnered with 7Layers for Bluetooth testing &
qualification in the USA. BABT/TÜV Product Service is part of the TÜV
Süddeutschland group of companies with 9,000 employees and 110 offices worldwide.
CETECOM, S.A. works in the global solutions for the industrial, technological and
services field. The company is specially focused on Bluetooth technology. CETECOM network
has been involved in the development of the test specifications for the Qualification
Program in a close co-operation with the SIG.
Qualification Testing & BQB Services CETECOM can perform
pre-qualification or qualification testing for blue unit, protocol, profile, RF and
profile interoperability. CETECOM, S.A. is BQTF candidate.
BITE (Bluetooth Qualification Testers) this is a family of modern, automatic and
integrated Conformance Testers to Qualify Bluetooth products: BITE Protocol Profile
Tester, BITE Engineering Tester, BITE Blue Unit Tester and BITE RF Tester. BITE demos can
be downloaded from their web site.
Regulatory Testing & International Type Approval this includes a
wide range of testing and consultancy services to get international certificates that will
allow manufacturers to place Bluetooth products worldwide.
Electronic Technology Systems
ETS Dr.Genz GmbH - accredited test house & certification body
BZT - ETS Certification GmbH - notified body
provides a complete solution for Bluetooth testing, qualification, certification and
Bluetooth test for full radio conformance
- Bluetooth protocol and profile testing
- Bluetooth interoperability testing against Blue Unit devices
- Bluetooth interoperability profile testing against a lot of other Bluetooth products
- Bluetooth qualification by ETSs BQB
- Regulatory testing according R&TTE directive (radio, emc, safety)
- R&TTE certification by our Notified Body
- Regulatory testing according FCC (US) and IC (CAN)
- International approvals by our International Approval Departments
world-wide network consists of the head-quarters in Germany, several branch offices all
over the world and test laboratories in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and USA. Please take a
look for our whole offers concerning GSM, GPRS, DECT, general radio, EMC and safety.
SEMKO AB is a highly specialised testing and certification institute. The company
mainly tests electrical products for domestic or office use, including display terminals
and telecommunications equipment.
Qualification & Certification Services
Hyper Corp provide Bluetooth Qualification Services, enabling product manufacturers to
use the Bluetooth interoperability logo on products and advertising material. They
were thefirst appointed Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB) in North America
IAR Systems is a supplier of development tools for embedded systems and
Bluetooth development and testing. The company offer embedded Bluetooth Protocol Stacks,
Bluetooth test & qualification tools, Bluetooth Starter Kits, C/EC++ compilers and UML
IAR PreQual enables the user to execute
all tests needed to pass Bluetooth qualification.
test and verification services offer Bluetooth products to be tested and qualified
according to the Bluetooth Qualification Program according to the Bluetooth Qualification
Body (BQB) through an authorized Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility (BQTF).
RFI (Radio Frequency Investigation) , based in UK, provides compliance and regulatory
solutions to the global wireless and electronics industry.
includes compliance management, regulatory consultancy, product design, and hardware and
software testing. It also provides Bluetooth Training Seminars.
Bluetooth Qualification Body - RFI can provide assistance with compliance folders
and formal placing of qualified products on the Bluetooth Qualified Products Listing
Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility - RFI has established its BQTF services. The
company have taken delivery of two Protocol/Profile Conformance testers (IVT BlueTester
and Cetecom BITE) and are currently validating these platforms for submission to the BQRB.
Blue Unit Testing - RFI can already provide Blue Unit testing on both the Ericsson
and Nokia platforms.
Bluetooth Regulatory Requirements - RFI provides a total solution for the
regulatory requirements of Bluetooth products. RFI can provide the following
UKAS accredited regulatory testing: EMC testing to EN 301 489-17, Radio Approval testing
to EN 300 328, FCC testing to Part 15.247, Part 15.205, Part 15.209.
Regulatory and Technical Support Services - RFI offers a full regulatory management
service and is a Notified Body for the European RTTE Directive. They also do research on
regulatory requirements for the countries, develop detailed test plans and assist with the
Solutions Services - RFI is also developing additional services to compliment our
traditional testing products. We are currently working with technology partners and
our customers to meet some of the challenges facing this technology.
Telelogic is a supplier of solutions for advanced software development. The company can
provide integrated products and professional services for the end-to-end software
development lifecycle. Telelogic aims to enable organisations to improve quality and
predictability, while reducing time-to-market and overall costs.
Bluetooth PreQual is a product
from Telelogic that enables prequalification of Bluetooth applications. The product is
designed to pre-test potential Bluetooth products before they reach a Bluetooth
qualification test facility, so that the risk of the qualification process will become a
bottleneck for Bluetooth application developers is reduced significantly and enable the
product to pass qualification first time. PreQual features Test documentation support, HCI
test suite and Blue Unit Testing.
TUV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg
TÜV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg is an international testing and certification
company headed in Germany with over 8000 employees and a global network of 190
subsidiaries in more than 40
TÜV Rheinland have 8 Bluetooth Qualification Bodies and four Bluetooth laboratories and
are a provider for Bluetooth qualification services. 2 out of our 4 laboratories are
officially recognized as a BQTF.
TUV Rheinland established the full scope of Bluetooth Qualification
Services in USA, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong.