Wireless Research Center of NC Announces CTIA Certification
Expands growth opportunities for Center and commercially viable companies
The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) has, as of November 6, 2014, been certified as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL) for mobile station radiated performance testing. Wireless devices on all nationwide cellular networks are required to be tested by a CATL using the CTIA's over-the-air (OTA) test procedure in order to receive a certification. As the only CATL in North Carolina, the WRCNC is able to enhance its support of local and regional businesses developing wireless products.
“Receiving CTIA certification increases the Wireless Research Center’s testing capabilities and provide a strong marketing tool for economic development in our region,” says Dr. Gerard Hayes, CEO and President of the WRCNC. “We look forward to having a stronger presence in all levels of government and always look for ways to empower wireless technology users, from home security to mobile devices, in and around North Carolina.”
The WRCNC anticipates a significant increase in the number of tests performed in their world-renowned Satimo SG64, the most accurate way to test standalone antennas and those integrated within a myriad of wireless devices and appliances. The organization also offers electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing as well as anechoic for radio frequency (RF) tests and acoustic chambers for additional services all within their facility in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
According to wireless industry leader Telit Wireless Solutions Inc. the region was in need of a facility that could provide these services. “The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina has been a tremendous asset to our wireless community since its inception in 2011,” said Mike Ueland, Senior Vice-President & General Manager Telit Wireless Solutions. Now that the Center has become officially CTIA certified for Over-the-Air testing, the Center’s value to our community is irreplaceable. With a Satimo 64 chamber and a deep bench of talent both on site and nearby, the Center is now at the heart of our Ecosystem. This is specifically true on the east coast where these services are dearly needed.”
About CTIA-The Wireless Association®
CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. For more information, visit www.ctia.org.
Telit Wireless Solutions (AIM: TCM listed under Telit Communications PLC), is a global enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications providing cellular, short range and positioning modules; and through its business unit m2mAIR, M2M managed and value added services, in application enablement and connectivity including mobile network side and cloud. Telit is M2M’s top one-stop-shop offering synergistic hardware and value added services bundles along with low-entry cost PaaS for rapid application development. With over 12 years exclusively in M2M, the company constantly advances technology through seven R&D centers around the globe; marketing products and services in over 80 countries.
About Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
Headquartered in and supported by the City of Wake Forest, NC, the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) is a non-profit organization that offers engineering services and testing for wireless communications. Twice awarded the Golden Leaf Foundation grant, WRCNC facilitates entrepreneurial development for wireless-enabled technologies. Its global customer base produces a diverse range of wireless products ranging from transceivers to medical devices and rural broadband. WRCNC fosters collaboration among industry partners, academic institutions and research organizations, and is a CTIA-certified testing facility. For more information, visit www.wirelesscenter-nc.org.