TUV Rheinland Helps Push Lenovo Smart Technology to New Heights

Lenovo Awarded the First TUV Rheinland Smart Wearable Device Certificate and the First Paper Looking Display Certificate

HONG KONG, Nov. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lenovo smart bracket product successfully passed the TUV Rheinland Smart Wearable Device Certification and was awarded the world’s first Smart Wearable Device Certification. Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, Vice President & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical, Mr. Eric Yu, Executive Director & GM, Lenovo Accessories & Service Upsell Business Unit, and Mr. Ray Zhuo Executive Director for Notebook, Lenovo PC Business Unit graced the award ceremony held at Beijing.

Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, Vice President & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical presents the world’s first Smart Wearable Device and Paper Looking Display Certificates to Lenovo

Mr. Uwe Halstenbach, Vice President & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical presents the world’s first Smart Wearable Device and Paper Looking Display Certificates to Lenovo


As an internationally renowned independent third-party inspection, testing and certification provider, TUV Rheinland has launched the world’s first certification standard for wearable devices to help manufacturers stand out and gain a competitive edge. This certification not just gives consumers the choice of owning the safest high-quality wearable devices but in fact also promotes industry development.

2014 proved to be an eventful year with the highlight being the global launch of Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro Laptop. As the third generation model of the widely acclaimed Yoga Ultrabook, the Yoga 3 is Lenovo’s star laptop for 2014. In addition to its outstanding technical performance, this model also comes with the world’s first Paper Looking Display Certification mark issued by TUV Rheinland. This technology is mainly aimed at creating user-friendly and eco-friendly electronic products.

"Lenovo’s choice of TUV Rheinland as partner demonstrates our joint commitment towards developing green products. Our strategic partnership can further strengthen the execution of our mission for environmental excellence and user experience optimization," said Halstenbach at the award ceremony.

Technological Power, Smart Innovation

Currently, the concept of wearable devices is gaining high recognition and is expected to soon become a mainstream consumer electronic product. Analysts predict that the sales of this highly sought after product will soon hit 7.1 billion US dollars. Moreover, owing to the increased demand, major technology drivers in the industry have been investing heavily in R&D and have launched their flagship products. As a pioneer in the wearable device industry, smart brackets are the latest devices embraced by the smart consumers and media. 

With the increase in sales of wearable devices, many companies have contributed to R&D and introduced a variety of wearable products with different shapes and functions, but when it comes to product safety, performance, smart and wearable functions there has been room for improvement. To address this gap, TUV Rheinland launched the world’s first certification standard for wearable devices which would let the manufacturers prove safety, smart and wearable functions of their products while also boasting its user-friendly approach.

While the Paper Looking Display Certification process takes innovation and smart intelligence into consideration, it also looks at ensuring that the products meet standards on ergonomic design, i.e.  1) Automatically detects ambient light illumination and adjusts the brightness of the screen accordingly, to protect users’ eyes. 2) Automatically detects the light source and adjusts the colour tone accordingly, ensuring natural and comfortable user experience.

"TUV Rheinland is an internationally renowned and independent third party testing, inspection, and certification body. We truly appreciate TUV’s noted reputation for the strictest international standards in the IT industry. Throughout our strategic partnership, TUV has provided professional services customized to the meet the stringent needs for our PC products certification," commented Zhuo.

Environmental Protection and Health Brings Quality of Life

Such devices are expected to integrate into the user’s life as seamlessly as possible, which may mean close contact with the user to collect data for long periods. Since users’ primary concern is device safety and quality, it inevitably becomes an important aspect which determines the future possibility of popularity. In accordance with the international standards, TUV Rheinland tests the safety of the device, the battery and the power adapter. Wireless connectivity, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and hazardous substance are also certified within the scope of assessment in order to minimise the potential hazards of wearable devices.

Currently, the green concept has been firmly established around the globe and TUV Rheinland has always encouraged the development of green and sustainable products by making it key values in the company’s core vision. TUV Rheinland is incorporating green product certification, designed to make self-regulatory norms for consumer goods and their impact on the environment, thus aiding IT manufactures in providing safe, environmentally responsible and sustainable products.

"TUV Rheinland has long won international trust as a leader in providing green solutions. With their help, Lenovo will continue to incorporate an eco-friendly approach into product design, living up to its promise to environmental protection," stated Yu.

Take the Lead Together

This is the latest since the long history of cooperation between these two firms, as Lenovo’s monitors, all-in-one PCs, tower PCs and laptops allreceived comprehensive green product certifications. Since 2005, when both giants agreed to collaborate with each other, TUV Rheinland has helped Lenovo Group to reap nearly 500 certifications in various parts of the world. Its professional teams and service network throughout the Greater China region provide a non-stop service, assisting Lenovo in obtaining a green competitive advantage and becoming an industry leader.

In order to lead an already crowded and highly competitive market, both companies in close cooperation have initiated to launch many market-led products. Additionally, the Paper Looking technology certification signals that both parties are planning to continue this association on environmental indicators and export certification to develop more green IT products for the international market.

About TUV Rheinland Greater China

An internationally renowned independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization, TUV Rheinland possesses 140 years of experience, has 500 service locations in 65 countries on 5 continents, employs over 16,000 people worldwide, and provides professional service support to clients around the world. TUV Rheinland employs approximately 3,000 people in the Greater China region, offering testing and certification services such as industrial and renewable energy services, electrical and electronic product testing, telecom testing, fast-moving consumer products testing, ergonomics evaluation, mobility, railway safety, food safety and management system. TUV Rheinland has long been synonymous with rigorous high-quality testing and certification services and for providing a variety of professional assessments from an impartial and independent perspective. TUV Rheinland provides local companies with quality services and solutions that comply with safety, quality, and environmental-friendly requirements.


About Lenovo

Lenovo is the world’s fastest-growing major PC company and is continually ranked among the top PC makers. Lenovo serves customers in more than 160 countries. But Lenovo see the people who use our technology as doers. It develops the tools that help them do more, do better, even do what’s never been done. Lenovo tinkers for the tinkerers. It creates for the creators. And its tools are legendary. Lenovo design Think and Idea-branded consumer PCs, and everything from smartphones to tablets, laptops to servers — and whatever is coming next. It’s an era we call PC+, and it’s only just beginning. Mobile devices. Smart TVs. Cloud computing. Lenovo was formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the IBM Personal Computing Division. Today Lenovo is a $30+ billion US personal technology company with major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.


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