The new c ertification affiliate program offers a path for non-LoRa Alliance members to obtain LoRaWAN device certification. The LoRaWAN certification program includes full protocol testing, interoperability and RF performance, which is critical for open global standards. It is aimed to increase the number and breadth of LoRaWAN CertifiedCM devices available in the market to serve the IoT needs of companies and users around the world.
Under the affiliate certification program, companies receive the following benefits:
The use of the LoRaWAN Certification Test Tool (LCTT), a precertification test tool allowing device manufacturers to test their product at their own facility prior to sending the device to an authorized test house for certification.
One license for the LCTT is included in the affiliation fee per year, and affiliates have the right to purchase additional licenses
Use of the LoRaWAN Certified logo on their certified products in compliance with LoRa Alliance policies
Have certified products included in the LoRaWAN Showcase online catalog of certified products
Receive LoRa Alliance communications regarding certification
Historically, companies were required to be a member of the LoRa Alliance to certify their devices. However, as certification is key to global adoption, the LoRa Alliance is pleased to offer this new option. The organization still encourages companies to become members of the LoRa Alliance, as the cost to certify is lower and there are many more benefits for member companies.
LoRa Alliance – www.lora-alliance.org