CETECOM is now handling testing and certification for Passpoint Release 2, the capability for users to seamlessly roam and securely connect to supported hotspots. This marks CETECOM’s 17th Wi-Fi Alliance program authorization in North America.
August 24, 2015 / Milpitas, California – The Wi-Fi Alliance has authorized CETECOM to perform Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Passpoint (Release 2) certification testing. As the leading Wi-Fi Alliance authorized test laboratory in North America, CETECOM’s Silicon Valley facility now handles 17 certification programs – more than any other lab in the United States.
“Wi-Fi Passpoint (Release 2) transforms the public Wi-Fi experience”, explained Maan Ghanma, CEO of CETECOM North America. “For the first time, enterprise-grade WPA2 security technologies are now accessible to Wi-Fi public hotspots. Roaming with Wi-Fi is now just as automatic and secure as roaming with cellular networks.”
Passpoint (Release 2), also known as Hotspot 2.0 (HS2), allows subscribers to join a Wi-Fi subscriber service securely whenever their device enters a supported hotspot. For today’s mobile workforce with smartphones, laptops, wearables and IoT devices, Passpoint is the foundation for Wi-Fi roaming in both enterprise and public venues. New capabilities in Release 2 include online sign-up with account provisioning, secure registration, and operator policy control.
CETECOM’s Milpitas lab in Silicon Valley is an authorized test laboratory and can provide access to the following Wi-Fi certification programs:
• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac
• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n
• WMM® (Wi-Fi Multimedia)
• WPA2® (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
• Passpoint™ (Release 2)
• Wi-Fi Direct™
• NFC – Wi-Fi Direct® and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
• Protected Management Frames
• WMM® Admission Control
• Wi-Fi Aware™ *
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup
• WMM® Power Save
• TDLS (Tunneled Direct Link Setup)
* through CETECOM’s Wi-Fi test lab in Saarbruecken, Germany
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