Washington Labs, American Certification Body and the Wireless Research Center sign Memorandum of Understanding.
Dr. Gerry Hayes, of the Wireless Research Center and Mike Violette, of Washington Laboratories and ACB
Dr. Gerry Hayes, President and CEO of the Wireless Research Center and Mike Violette, CEO of Washington Laboratories and Director of ACB have signed a Memorandum to expand cooperation in wireless testing and measurements, during the attendance at the recent IEEE Wireless Wearables & Medical Interoperability Workshop (WAMI ’18) in Rockville, MD.
The Wireless Research Center (WRC), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is a CTIA & Verizon authorized test laboratory and features design services for radio frequency and antenna design. One of the unique features that this cooperation offers is over-the-air testing (OTA) which is critical for measurements supporting the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) and devices that support Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity. Mike says “I’m pleased to have access to these unique RF capabilities as we work to build out our wireless services. RF circuit analysis and design are key services. In addition, the WRC offers propagation analysis that will be useful for site planning and radio frequency coverage for network planners.”
Washington Labs provide device certification testing for commercial, aerospace, consumer and defense clients. “Washington Lab’s capabilities provide our clients with full-service measurements solutions for EMC, Safety and Environmental requirements.” Gerry stated. “We’re looking forward to cooperating on education and outreach activities in addition to working on some testing projects and global certifications through ACB.”
Desmond Fraser, Director of ACB said that “The cooperation with the Wireless Research Center is another solid step for ACB’s capabilities expansion. With their resources, we can provide added value for our domestic and global certification customers.”
The agreement covers core competencies that combine the three organizations’ strengths, notably:
Design, Testing and Training for:
FCC, MIL-STD, RTCA DO-160, CE
Performance & Forensic
Shielding & Facilities
CTIA & Verizon Authorized OTA Lab
Pre-Compliance Testing & Mitigation
Field Testing & Propagation Modeling
Iot & Wearable Design Support
Antenna & RF Design
Simulation & Analysis
Engineering & Development
Certification for the United States & Canada
Notified Body Services for the European Union
Hong Kong OFCA Certification
The agreement, effective immediately, was inked April 30, 2018.