The Thread Group has expanded its testing and certification infrastructure with the addition of four new labs across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Taiwan. The organization has also designated TÜV Rheinland and 7layers as official authorized testing labs for Thread products, in addition to UL. The increased infrastructure will help ensure interoperability between a growing number of Thread components and products.
In addition to the facilities expansion, the organization also released the “Thread Ready” designation for devices that meet the core requirements of the Thread specification but do not require the full scope of certification. The new Nest Detect and Nest Guard products, for example, have been validated as Thread Ready devices.eletter-11-17-2017