Wireless Power Consortium and Testronic Labs Announce Qi Interoperability Testing Center

Center Will Ensure Seamless Interoperability for Expanding Number of Qi-Compatible Products

Jan 05, 2012, 10:29 ET from Wireless Power Consortium

DIEPENBEEK, Belgium, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Power Consortium and Testronic Labs, the global leader in quality assurance and localization services for film and television, games, websites, hardware, and software, have announced that Testronic has been selected by the WPC as the Qi (pronounced "chee") interoperability testing center. The interoperability testing center keeps a library of all Qi-certified products and performs functional interoperability tests with these products on behalf of the WPC.

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Qi, the global standard for wireless charging, allows devices to be charged just by placing them on any Qi charging surface without connecting cords or wires. Qi offers simplicity, convenience, and flexibility by ensuring wireless charging interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger, regardless of manufacturer or brand.

The Qi logo promises that a wireless charger with the Qi logo will power all mobile devices with the Qi logo. To safeguard that promise, the Wireless Power Consortium performs two tests on all Qi products. The first test is a compliance test performed by a Qi authorized testing center. The second test, which Testronic labs will now perform, ensures interoperability with all Qi products.

"With the growing number of Qi products, it's essential to verify that all wireless chargers work correctly with all mobile devices," said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers. "Testronic's library of Qi products makes it easy to verify that a new product works correctly with all previously certified products."

"We see the implementation of Qi as one of the most impactful developments for the users of mobile devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and other devices that are part of all of our personal and professional lives," said Testronic Labs CTO Johan Craeybeckx. "Testronic is thrilled to support this new standard with our deep expertise in testing and quality control."

For more information about Qi and the WPC, please visit the Wireless Power Consortium website.

About Testronic Labs

Testronic Labs' high standards have been protecting clients and safeguarding the consumer experience since 1998. As the leading global provider of quality assurance, compliance, and localization services for a notable array of industries; including media, entertainment, games, education, e-commerce and consumer electronics, Testronic Labs ensures efficient and secure delivery of the highest quality consumer deliverables. Based in Burbank, CA, Pinewood Studios and central London UK, Diepenbeek, Belgium and Warsaw, Poland, Testronic Labs offers an unparalleled history of next-generation innovation and service excellence across the entire digital media industry.

About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium

Established 17 December 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium's mission is to establish Qi as the global standard for powering rechargeable electronic products. The more than 100 members of WPC include industry leaders in mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors, components, wireless power technology and infrastructure such as wireless operators, furniture and automotive parts companies. Qi products are available in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

SOURCE Wireless Power Consortium