Wi-Fi Alliance Enhances Wi-Fi Certification Services for China market
BEIJING, China, September 13, 2005 -- The Wi-Fi Alliance today has named the China National Telecommunication Metrology Station (CNTMS) as a Wi-Fi certification test laboratory. A sub-unit of the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR), CNTMS has been authorized by the Alliance to provide certification testing services to Wi-Fi Alliance member companies.
The Wi-Fi Alliance's testing and certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networking (WLAN) specification. CNTMS joins a worldwide network of eight Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Laboratories worldwide, which operate as independent test facilities.
A product must undergo a rigorous set of interoperability tests to achieve certified status and be authorized to carry the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ logo. This helps ensure that products from various manufacturers will interoperate successfully. Consumer and enterprise buyers look for products bearing the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ logo mark of confidence and quality.
"We are very excited about our relationship with China National Telecommunication Metrology Station of CATR," said Wi-Fi Alliance Managing Director, Frank Hanzlik. "China is a very strategic market for the wireless LAN industry, and CNTMS is a recognized leader in wireless certification services. This lab is key to enabling the growth of the Wi-Fi market in China and around the world. Our members will benefit greatly."
"We are very happy to be working with the Alliance to open the first Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Laboratory in mainland China," said Wang Nan, Deputy Director of CNTMS. "As an independent third-party test house, we believe the Lab will facilitate wireless local area network deployment in China, and provide greater business opportunities for Chinese vendors."
About the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association of more than 200 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing 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 2,000 products have been designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, encouraging a more extensive use of Wi-Fi products and services across the consumer and enterprise markets. For more information, please visit www.wi-fi.org.
About CNTMS, CATR
Established in 1980, China National Telecommunication Metrology Station (CNTMS) of China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) is a leading high-tech testing & certification center of China. It provides open services on product inspection, verification and technical assessment as well as testing instrument metrology. The accredited test scope of CNTMS covers various telecommunication products including all kinds of telecommunication terminals, accessing equipment, transmission equipment, exchange equipment, IP network equipment, and telecommunication measuring instruments, etc. CNTMS also plays an important role among standardization organizations worldwide contributing a large number of telecommunication product standards, metrology standards and test specifications.