Wi-Fi Alliance® Selects Wipro Technologies to Provide Pre-Certification Services at Bangalore Lab
Bangalore, India – August 22, 2006 – Wipro Technologies, the global IT Services Division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), has been selected by the Wi-Fi Alliance to become an authorized pre-certification test lab. The pre-certification lab will allow Wipro to pre-test products for Wi-Fi Alliance members who are planning to pursue Wi-Fi certification, and marks the Wi-Fi Alliance’s first presence in the India market.
Wipro has established a dedicated test lab within its Bangalore test facilities of its Testing Services Division. The lab will service Wi-Fi Alliance members with state-of-the-art equipment and trained engineers. Wi-Fi Alliance member companies from around the world will be able to submit products for testing to Wipro lab.
“We are very excited to partner with Wipro on this important project,” said Wi-Fi Alliance Managing Director Frank Hanzlik. “Many of our members rely on pre-certification testing as an important step in the quality assurance process, and Wipro’s expertise and facility will be an excellent addition to our worldwide lab presence.”
“Wipro does a lot of product testing for technology customers. Wipro is now one of three companies in the world designated as a Wi-Fi Alliance Pre-certification Lab.” said Gangadharaiah, Senior Vice President, Testing Services, Wipro Technologies.
“Testing is a strongly differentiated service line for Wipro Technologies. With this relationship with the Wi-Fi Alliance, we further enhance our end-to-end WLAN testing capability” said Suresh Vaswani President, Global IT Service Lines, Wipro Technologies
The Wi-Fi Alliance certifies devices for interoperability based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards. A device that has passed testing and complies with Wi-Fi Alliance requirements can be designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™. Only Wi-Fi Alliance member companies are eligible to participate in certification programs.
Pre-certification testing allows member companies to pre-test Wi-Fi devices and troubleshoot problems before entering the formal process to become Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™. The Wipro lab will replicate Wi-Fi Alliance test beds and test plans to allow for engineering feedback and more customized analysis than is permitted during formal Wi-Fi certification testing.
“Numerous Wi-Fi Alliance member companies currently have large-scale operations in India,” said Frank Hanzlik, Managing Director of the Wi-Fi Alliance. “With increasing demand for Wi-Fi products worldwide, it is only natural that we extend member services in India and the pre-certification lab is just the start.”
About the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association of more than 275 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing the user experience for mobile wireless devices, the Wi-Fi Alliance’s testing and certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE 802.11 specification. Since the introduction of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s certification program in March 2000, more than 3,000 products have been designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services across the consumer and enterprise markets. More information can be found at www.wi-fi.org.
Contact: Michael Diamond, Edelman (U.S.) for Wi-Fi Alliance, +1 650.429.2772, Sanjay Kharat, Edelman (India), +91 22.2281.0168.
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