As of 4 November, 2021, the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) authorized Allion Labs, Inc. as one of the first laboratories to offer certification testing for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow™. Allion is also the only lab in Asia to offer testing for all Wi-Fi Certifications.
The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow™ Certification is based upon the IEEE 802.11ah communication protocol. In comparison to the previous Wi-Fi technologies, Wi-Fi HaLow™ operates in the spectrum below 1 GHz to offer longer range and lower power connectivity, suitable for various IoT applications.
The feature of Wi-Fi HaLow™ are as follows:
- Sub-1 GHz Spectrum Operation
Unlike other Wi-Fi technologies which operate in 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or 6 GHz, utilizing frequency spectrums below 1 GHz increases transmission distance.
- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation
OFDM can increase carrier utilization and in turn achieve a higher transmission speed and decrease interference between carrier waves.
- Long Range Coverage
Transmission distance is several times longer than traditional Wi-Fi, covering nearly 1 km of connection and transmission. The traditional Wi-Fi’s advantages—multi-connections and stable high-speed transmission—combined with those of Wi-Fi HaLow™ provide IoT products better deployment environments.
- Power Saving
Better power-saving in sleep and wake mechanisms for users, which is a great advantage for IoT products. It is often used in Traffic Indication Map (TIM) and Target Wake Time (TWT) Modes.
- Security: WPA3, PMF, Enhanced Open
Utilizing the WPA3-SAE Mode to protect sensitive data and provide strong protections to users with PMF support which prevents attacks. Enhanced Open strengthens the security of open networks.
To obtain the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow™ Certification, a product must pass the tests below:
Allion has been a WFA Authorized Test Laboratory since 2004 with a profound understanding of Wi-Fi technology. For more information regarding Wi-Fi related technologies or certifications, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org