How to certify a product

EnOcean Alliance Certification – quality seal for reliable interoperability

Why should I certify my product?

The EnOcean Alliance Certification Program is THE tool for the EnOcean Alliance to secure interoperability of EnOcean-based devices without major additional effort.
It also entitles your product to use the EnOcean Alliance Certified logo and lists your product in the Certified Product Database on the EnOcean Alliance website.

What phases are in the certification process?

The corresponding phases of the EnOcean Alliance Certification Process follow the objective to support the product development process without additional extra efforts:

  • Preparation phase: To identify test-cases to be passed.
  • Testing phase: Execution and successful completion of test cases defined
  • Documentation phase: Documentation of the results of the tests performed
  • Review phase: Secure high-level of quality of interoperability
  • Promotion phase: Use and market the EnOcean Alliance technology logo for certified products

Who can start the certification process?

There are two ways to execute a certification process:

  • Self-certification by the device manufacturer confirming a positive pass of the test-cases declared to be mandatory. Usually these tests have to be anyway performed during the development.
  • Certification by accredited test laboratories providing an official certificate amended by test documentation.

What steps have to be performed to get a certified product?

To get the highest defined certification level 3.0 the following steps have to be performed:

Preparation phase

  1. Select a certified radio platform for your product. A valid certification of a platform will be handed, so no air interface certification is needed for developing a product based on a certified platform.
  2. Define what profiles the product will support (inbound and outbound) and what profiles you want to certify.
  3. Document the test plan with the appropriate test steps.

Testing phase

  1. Perform Radio Performance certification tests and document results.
  2. Perform Communication Profile certification tests and document results. A tool is available to guide the tester and generate the documentation.

Documentation phase

  1. Enter the product data in the product database on the EnOcean Alliance web site and upload all test documentation.
  2. Submit the certification request by printing out a data base summary, sign on behalf of the company and send it to the EnOcean Alliance Certification manager.

Review phase

  1. The Certification manager will check your submission. If all documentation is complete he issues a certification number for the product and marks the product certified in the data base.

Promotion phase

  1. You are now allowed to use the certified product logo on your product.  Download now the Brand Guidelines (PDF) and the EnOcean Alliance Technology Logo (zip).

Your Contact

If you have any questions on the EnOcean Alliance certification policy, please contact certification@enocean-alliance.org

What functionality will be verified?

To support a proper implementation of the system specifications the EnOcean Alliance developed a set of certification specifications following the OSIC-layer model:

  • The Air Interface Certification Specification verifies the correct design of a radio module platform according to ISO/IEC Standards 14543-3-1x on the physical layer.
  • The Radio Performance Certification Specification verifies the correct design of the radio functionality of the product to ensure proper operation in a minimum radio range.
  • The Communication Profiles Certification Specification verifies the correct design and implementation of the communication protocols; it verifies the data link and the network layer.

What Certification levels are defined?

Certification levels 2.0 and 3.0 are valid from Jan/1/2017:

  • Certification level 2.0 (only for end products which are on the market 2016 or currently in development till Jun/30/2017):
    • Using a Certified platform (certified against Air Interface cert. spec.)
    • Certify against Communication Profile Certification Spec. only
  • Certification level 3.0
    • Radio Platform: Certify against Air Interface cert. spec.
    • End product: Certify against Radio Performance Cert. spec. and Communication Profile Cert. spec.

What if my product does not meet the certification requirements?

If your product does not meet the certification requirements it seems that it is not interoperable. To secure your business, check whether you can modify your product to meet the certification requirements.

Non certified products are not allowed to use the certified product logo on the product and will not be found in the product data base by searching interoperable devices.

Is regulatory testing (CE/RTTI/FCC) required prior EnOcean certification?

No, regulatory testing can take place before, after or at the same time with EnOcean Alliance certification testing.

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