TESTING AND AUDITS
Connected toys are more commonly internet enabled devices with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or other connected capabilities built in.
The company that creates the toys collects the data from the toy and usually stores this in a database outside of the product allowing the user to have a more personalized experience. Whenever the collection of data is present, the risk of this data being hacked is of concern, particularly when the user is child.
Today, more devices are connected to the internet than people—and that number is expected to rise. But the increased use of smart and wireless devices has also come with risks: many contain security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, while others may pose health and environmental dangers.
We have global network of laboratories which specialise in the testing of connected devices. We have the recognitions, skills, personnel and footprint needed to help you to address the key risks of smart and wireless devices.
OUR SERVICES FOR CONNECTED TOYS INCLUDE:
• Bluetooth® technology is increasingly popular for connected toys, due to its ease of use and low battery consumption.
• As a supporting member of the Bluetooth qualification program, we have built our experience with Bluetooth right from the start.
• Recognized Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) in Europe and the USA cover all core specifications from V. 2.0 up to 4.1 (Bluetooth Low Energy: SMART, SMART READY).
• A wireless local area network (WLAN) links devices using a wireless distribution method (e.g. OFDM) and can provide connected toys access to the internet via an access point.
• Modern WLANs are often based on IEE802.11 standards, often branded Wi-Fi.
• BV is a WiFi Alliance Authorized Test lab and can offer WLAN conducted and radiated testing.
• Near Field Communication establishes wireless connectivity between devices by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity
• The simplified connectivity set-up is ideal for contactless data exchange. It can also be used to connect an unpowered NFC chip (a “tag”) with a standard NFC device.
• The BV Group offers NFC testing according to the NFC Forum as “Authorized Test Lab” and can offer NFC/RFID regulatory testing and certification.
• Tracking technologies (GPS, GLONASS, LEO) can be integrated in some connected toys
• We test tracking performance via OTA test set-ups, because the various integrated technologies and radios tend to interfere with each other. Testing is conducted on the receiver and the antenna systems of end-products, modules and reference designs.
• 7Layers is experienced in testing satellite based services including systems and applications