APPROVAL & TEST

Nordic IoT Centre has created an IoT dashboard, that enables you to monitor the performance while testing in one of the 100+ physical test facilities. This ensures you that your IoT device and system comply with all regulatory requirements, standards, and specifications.

The IoT dashboard
The IoT dashboard, developed in collaboration with AAU, can monitor the communication from your device and the data flowing out of it into the cloud server and connected applications. This allows us to test your IoT devices and evaluate the impact on the service that the device is providing and possible impact on cloud analytics, Machine learning or validity of the data transmitted to your partners through APIs and data interfaces.

Know the standards required for your product launch
The first step towards the market is to know the legal requirements for the market, often linked to the standards that you must comply to. We perform approval management services, where we help you to comply with legislation such that the product can be correctly labeled and marketed.

Is your wireless application performing as intended?
With the rapid increase in the number of wireless devices congestion and interference is an increasing concern. By analysing the environment that your device will be deployed in, we are able to construct interference patterns to test the performance of your device, when deployed in the real world.

Availability as driver for IoT
As more and more IoT devices change the business model from being a product which is sold, to a service that the end-user subscribes to, the availability of this service is essential. I.e. how large a percentage of time the device is online and functioning as intended. By evaluating the environment where the product is to be used, we can test the IoT device for the identified parameters such as vibrations, dust, humidity and temperature and evaluate if the these has an impact on the service that you are providing by using our IoT dashboard. This is particularly important if you plan large scale deployment and install thousands of devices that are expected to last for many of years.

Is your product creating interference to others or itself?
Electromagnetic waves used for wireless communication can cause interference in the sensors, wired communication systems or to other wireless products. By using our dashboard for IoT systems, we are able to evaluate if your product creates false data or disturbs other devices.

Nordic IoT Centre provides you with the best in testing facilities for software. This enables you to test all aspects of your software stack. This ensures that your IoT software complies will regulatory requirements, standards and specifications.

We have four different software tests:
Human-Machine Interaction
Quantify the relative performance of different user interaction techniques.

Platforms and Architecture
Software architecture: Test aspects such as scalability, maintainability, and reliability, by reviewing communication protocols, software languages, frameworks, and databases of your current or future software stack.

Systems architecture: Identify the bottlenecks in your system stack, which involves computation on local devices, edge gateways, remote servers, and cloud services.

Data processing / Big data: Test your platform’s ability to handle your IoT data streams in terms of velocity and volume.

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
Get warnings about the typical pitfalls of systems based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

IT Security
Get the security of your IoT solution tested to limit its vulnerabilities and increase the privacy of its users.

One of the big threats against a secure product is implementation errors. A secure design can be implemented insecurely. Therefore, it is always recommended to get an independent review of the security-related code.

This can be a code review, a penetration test (pentest) or a combination of both. Usually, we perform whitebox testing, as this provides the most valuable results. We base our analysis on various international methodologies such as OWASP.

Certification

We perform the required regulatory tests qualifying CE or other classifications. In addition we can offer to test your solution during the development phase to verify different performances.

Expert review

Get an analysis of your software architecture, including communication protocols, server architecture, IT security, and data handling.

Simulation

If it is not possible to test on a physical system, a custom computer simulation of the system can provide insights in e.g. bottlenecks.

Stress testing

Design of tools to assess the stability of custom IT implementations during various loads.



Anders P. Mynster

Senior Specialist
FORCE Technology


Alexandre Alapetite

Senior Cyber-Physical Specialist
Alexandra Institute

Cases

Danfoss


Danfoss’ development department used the new IoT do-it-yourself test facilities for product pretesting, aiming to develop better wireless products targeted at customers’ needs and requirements. IoT do-it-yourself test has both financial and development-related benefits.


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