CableLabs unit Kyrio tapped for IoT device testing

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CableLabs subsidiary Kyrio has been tapped by the Open Connectivity Foundation to perform Internet of Things (IoT) device certification testing. 

The for-profit subsidiary, rebranded from NetworkFX by CableLabs last year, will compliment its existing wireless, network and security testing services. 

The Open Connectivity Foundation standard is supported by around 200 members worldwide, a list that includes Arris, Comcast and Cisco. 

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With billions of connected devices anticipated by 2020, Kyrio said its OCF certification service makes it possible for companies to securely connect IoT ecosystems, regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport.

“The addition of Kyrio as an authorized test lab will ensure that we meet the demand for OCF certification testing, helping technology companies and developers achieve complete interoperability across their devices,” said Michael Richmond, executive director of the Open Connectivity Foundation, in a statement.

In August, Kyrio President and GM Mitch Ashley said the operation expects to launch Wi-Fi roaming services for as many as nine cable operators in the United States in the next three quarters. 

He added that the company also expects to ink roaming agreements with major U.S. cable operators, including those that are members of the CableWiFi Alliance.

For more:
- read this Kyrio press release

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