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MiCOM Labs and QA Consultants Partner to Provide Quality and Compliance Testing for the Internet of Things

March 18, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Alex Rodov of QA Consultants

QA Consultants (Toronto and Dallas) and MiCOM Labs (Pleasanton, CA and Shenzhen China) announce a strategic partnership to provide an integrated offering of software quality engineering services with electronic/wireless device testing and certification compliance services.

The partnership combines 50 years of experience in providing independent, specialised software, and certified device testing services with strategic presence in top North American innovation corridors – San Francisco, Toronto, and North Texas. The partnership will focus on strategic consulting, independent software quality and compliance testing solutions focused in the following segments: IoT, Telecommunications, Automotive, Robotics, Life Sciences, and Industry 4.0 manufacturers.

These unique complementary services provide customers with access to state-of-the-art testing labs, software quality engineers, security specialists, and proprietary frameworks allowing clients to build independent quality and compliance directly into their product life cycles. The future viability of independent software product companies and IoT device makers is dependent on speed to market with the highest quality, security, and safety to end users.

Together, QA Consultants and MiCOM offer an integrated solution, including proprietary Test Factory and MiTest platforms that will positively impact a client’s speed to market, customer experience, retention, security, and consumer safety. “We have seen the market for combined and interoperability testing between software and hardware continue to balloon as our connected world has been transformed by IoT, wearables, and integrated components like connected vehicles.

The future of 5G and similar technologies will only accelerate this demand, especially as device manufacturers and consumers alike require compliant and quality products. Combining the power of North America’s largest and oldest independent software quality firm with the most recognised electronic certification provider in the United States will provide customers with a truly end to end quality outcome,” said Alex Rodov, managing partner of QA Consultants.

According to Gartner, 2020 will see revenue from endpoint electronics totaling almost $400 billion (€363 billion)globally with North America recording $120 billion(€108 billion). Gartner forecasts that the enterprise and automotive Internet of Things market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21% increase from 2019.

Gordon Hurst, CEO, MiCOM Labs said, “We are delighted to partner with QA Consultants to provide complementary regulatory service offerings to Industry 4.0 customers. As 5G evolves into the fabric that connects billions of devices, this partnership will deliver world-class independent 3rd-party validation and verification services that help our clients deliver products that demonstrate credibility by meeting regulatory compliance requirements as well as being secure against internal and external threat vectors.”

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