7 layers is a global provider of test services, engineering services and market access services for wireless communications industries. The development of test solutions, certification tools and test software further complements the service portfolio. The 7 layers expertise encompasses technologies such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE, W-CDMA, Bluetooth and A-GPS.
7 layers' customers are manufacturers of mobile phones and terminals, as well as manufacturers of products supporting wireless connectivity (M2M industries). Manufacturers of wireless components, modules, chipsets and reference designs benefit from working together with 7 layers, as do network operators, service providers and certification boards.
Wireless communication product testing laboratories
7 layers runs accredited laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia.
The test services include:
- Pre-certification testing
- Certification testing
- Qualification testing
- Regulatory testing
- KPI testing
Test projects are organised within the 7 layers rapid response network. This provides real-time web access, enabling clients to follow and manage their test projects conveniently via the web. The rapid response network allows easy information transfer between the various test laboratories of the 7 layers group.
Wireless communication test project handling
Test projects at 7 layers are accompanied by a dedicated project manager, who ensures that test projects are handled efficiently and with a high level of confidentiality.
Wireless communication conformance testing
7 layers has a wide range of conformance test equipment available from various leading test system manufacturers.
Wireless communication interoperability and field testing
7 layers conducts highly professional interoperability and field test services. 7 layers has the first test laboratory world-wide whose GCF field trial test services have been accredited by DATech according to ISO/IEC 17025. 7 layers test services enclose testing in major field trial qualified networks, such as O2, Orange, Vodafone, Telefonica and NTT DoCoMo.
Wireless communication antenna test services
Antenna test services, both during product development as well as for certification purposes, complement the large scope of test capabilities.
Wireless communication product analysis
Product analysis and debigging support is based on years of experience with wireless communications technologies, test systems and products.
Wireless communication type approval handling
7 layers takes over all type approval tasks and prepares the documentation to cover regulatory demands from all countries of the world, such as:
- China Network Access License
7 layers also holds various certifications, including:
- PTCRB certification
- GCF certification
- Bluetooth® qualification
Wireless technologies and systems for industry applications
The systems house supports industries making use of wireless technologies within their innovative products, applications and services.
Wireless communication engineering services
7 layers supports companies in setting up efficient requirements' management, product development and test processes. Development and web-based organisation of certification programmes are also amongst its capabilities.
Wireless communication product tests
The 7 layers systems house develops test solutions on the basis of the InterLab Software System. Test solutions from 7 layers are easy to handle, have a high level of automation and are especially suitable if clients need to synchronise test equipment from various manufacturers.
Ready-made test solutions from 7 layers are available for:
- USIM testing
- USAT testing
- Bluetooth RF testing (including high speed and Bluetooth® low energy standards)
- TTY testing
Wireless communication verification and validation management
The 7 layers Software House (also called the InterLab business unit) supports both external clients and the test and service centres of the 7 layers group.
The InterLab software system is a high-performance software system for the efficient management of verification and validation processes for complex products. It offers standard applications and software components. InterLab supports requirements' management, product management, test process handling, issue and change management, reporting and documentation. The improvement in efficiency is achieved through effective information management and stringent process orientation.