Navigate the complex path to compliance, accelerate your time to market, and unlock access to  internet of things networks around the world with Element’s cutting-edge IoT testing services and IoT certification. 


What is IoT testing and certification? 

IoT testing and certification involve evaluating your IoT devices' functionality, performance, security, interoperability, and compliance to ensure they meet industry standards, regulatory requirements, and end-user expectations. The specific types of testing your devices will require and what parameters they need to meet during testing will be different depending on where you intend to sell the product. The process typically includes testing your IoT devices' hardware, software, connectivity, and data handling capabilities and assessing their compatibility with different networks and protocols. Going through the certification process then validates that the IoT devices comply with established standards and regulations, ensuring reliability, security, and market readiness for deployment and use.


Benefits of IoT testing and certification with Element

  • Accelerate time to market: With expertise across a wide range of device types and industries, we have extensive capabilities to provide the testing you need. Our experts help clarify your testing options, provide guidance on which technologies are best suited to your needs, and deliver dependable results with fast turnaround times, getting you to market quicker. 
  • Uphold Regulations and Expand Globally: Element offers comprehensive compliance assurance services to guide you through complex regulatory challenges in the competitive international market. Our supportive global market access strategies enable you to expand into international markets while maintaining compliance and reliability. With certification support and advisory services, we help you stay competitive and become a global player in your industry.
  • Protect against security vulnerabilities: Identify and address any vulnerabilities early, with our comprehensive security testing services, including security testing, penetration testing (simulated attack), and advisory services. Mitigate the risk of your IoT devices introducing vulnerabilities into existing infrastructure, safeguard your customers, and maintain network integrity. 
  • Ensure interoperability: Ensure that your IoT device will seamlessly integrate with and communicate with other devices and networks. Element provides interoperability testing to the latest ecosystem device level, helping to prevent fragmented ecosystems and creating smoother product interactions, regardless of the manufacturer. 
  • Remain reliable: Simulate real-world scenarios and test live network environments to ensure your IoT devices perform reliably under various stressors. Element’s reliability and scalability testing services help translate these findings to actionable performance improvements, optimizing the reliability of your devices. 


Advanced testing facilities

Your IoT devices will receive precise and comprehensive evaluation at our advanced testing facilities. Our state-of-the-art testing labs feature the latest reverb chamber technology, and we provide flexible testing capabilities tailored to your needs. Beyond the traditional anechoic and semi-anechoic chambers, our facilities enable thorough testing of your devices in a variety of simulated real-world scenarios. Utilizing extensive protocol knowledge, we ensure correct setup and configuration to fully exercise your devices during testing, providing reliable results and helping you make informed decisions.


Maximize time-to-market efficiency

Accelerate your IoT devices’ time to market and seize emerging market opportunities with our scalable, custom testing solutions and state-of-the-art facilities. Our comprehensive services ensure efficient product development and reliable performance, from early-stage qualification to live network testing. Our early-stage qualification (ESQ) experts steer your design decisions, preventing compliance issues and costly delays. We conduct end-to-end testing in live networks, ensuring fast, reliable connections for your IoT devices. 

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IOT testing and IOT certification capabilities  

Devices we test include:

  • Cellular Radios
  • WiFi Devices
  • RFID Devices
  • Zigbee Devices
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Devices


Our IoT testing services

  • Functional testing
  • Performance testing
  • Interoperability testing
  • Protocol testing
  • Exploratory testing
  • Application testing
  • Security testing
  • Software testing
  • Usability testing
  • Over The Air (OTA) measurements
  • Penetration testing
  • Compatibility testing
  • Reliability and scalability testing
  • Pre-deployment testing
  • Wireless coexistence
  • Live network testing


IoT certification services

Where required, we integrate your IoT testing with relevant EMC, Radio, Safety, and SAR standards applicable to your device's wireless functionality. Our Global Market Access (GMA) team advises on the best compliance route for achieving necessary certifications.


Advisory testing

With numerous technologies claiming IoT access, ensuring that your device integrates successfully with existing infrastructure can impact testing costs and end-market expenses. Our advisory services prevent compliance failures, reduce time to market, and minimize costly redesign and retesting.


Specialist testing – IIoT (Industry 4.0)

Element’s IoT experts are specialists in IIoT. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0 or "smart manufacturing", integrates smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to enhance connectivity and operations in manufacturing and supply chain management sectors. Unlike traditional IoT, IIoT emphasizes machine-to-machine communication, utilizing cognitive technology and artificial intelligence to make autonomous decisions, resulting in a range of applications from household chores to complex logistical operations. As machines take on more decision-making roles, safety becomes paramount. Element collaborates with standards bodies, industry forums, and manufacturers to ensure IIoT devices meet safety, functionality, and interoperability standards through rigorous testing and certification services.


Why choose Element? 

As a leading provider within the TIC sector, with various A2LA and UKAS accreditations across our many facilities, we ensure compliance with diverse wireless standards and regulatory requirements. Our engaged experts can conduct live network testing, ensuring fast communication and reliable connections under a wide range of conditions. Additionally, our advisory services provide invaluable guidance, reducing time-to-market and minimizing costly redesigns.

With our comprehensive testing coverage, state-of-the-art facilities, and protocol expertise, Element offers unparalleled support for your wireless devices, making us a trusted partner for your IoT testing needs. Element’s diverse test capabilities mean that your test plan can also seamlessly integrate other relevant EMC, radio, safety and SAR standards testing as needed, saving you time and money.

For more information about Element and to discuss your project requirements or explore our custom testing contact us today

IoT Ecosystems and Protocols we conduct testing for include but are not limited to: 

  • Zigbee Certification
  • Ecosystem Interoperability testing
  • Openhome Certification
  • Comcast Ecosystem
  • Icontrol Ecosystem
  • Xfinity Ecosystem
  • Controlscope Certification
  • GE Ecosystem
  • Daintree Ecosystem   
  • Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)
  • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) 
  • CTIA Over the Air (OTA) testing
  • RF Exposure assessment, including SAR
  • FCC, ISED, ETSI, and MIC testing and certification

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