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Our interoperability testing helps businesses worldwide ensure their products connect to other devices and offer the functionality that consumers expect.

By testing for interoperability as well as compliance, UL will save you significant time and money in addition to protecting your brand’s reputation.

  • Global Reach– testing and certification in all countries
  • Real World Testing– test products as they will be used by your customers
  • Tailored Testing Solutions – years of experience in creating bespoke test plans
  • One-Stop Service – the complete range of all-in-one testing solutions

Why is Interoperability Testing Important?

As systems and devices become ever more complex, it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure your product will avoid any issues after launch. Budget and manpower make it unrealistic for manufacturers to identify every potential issue – the number of possible different connections and applications between devices is simply too vast. Specialist interoperability testing changes that.

By testing for interoperability as well as compliance, UL can save you significant amounts of time and money in addition to protecting your brand’s reputation.

Complete All-In-One Service

Our interoperability testing is just one element of a complete ‘one-stop service’ that guides you through every step of the conformance and certification process. You can rely on UL to help ensure that your product not only works perfectly with all other relevant devices, but also conforms to all appropriate standards and smart home platforms.

  • Pre-compliance
  • Advisory services
  • Interoperability

UL is the approved testing laboratory for many IoT and wireless standards bodies such as Bluetooth SIG, Open Connectivity Forum (OCF), Thread Group, Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), WirelessHD Consortium, and Zigbee Alliance.

UL is an authorized test laboratory for certification and pre-certification of Apple’s MFi Program. Available testing services include:

  • CarPlay over wired, wireless, in app purchases (IAP) and USB
  • AirPlay
  • HomeKit
  • Over-the-Air (OTA), power/sync
  • Headset remote and microphone testing
  • Test services support IP- and BLE-based accessories

Products that can be tested for connectivity with HomeKit are: air conditioners, bridges, doors, faucets, heaters, IP cameras, locks, programmable switches, security systems, shower systems, switches, video doorbells, window coverings, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, fans, garage door openers, humidifiers, lighting, outlets, sensors, sprinklers, thermostats and windows.

Contact us to set up an appointment for testing or to learn what services are offered at our laboratories in Fremont, California; Basingstoke, U.K.; Dongguan, China; and Taiwan.

Real-World Testing

UL offers years of experience in creating bespoke test plans, providing the peace of mind that your product stands the highest chance of working with the widest range of devices. We test products as they will be used by consumers, rather than restricting the process to a limited number of test specifications in a laboratory.

Global Presence, Local Support

Our global presence lets us deliver local expertise in the local language across your target markets. And with our Global Market Access program, you can seamlessly combine your telecoms and radio testing with other UL services —including product safety certification for the UL Mark.

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