LoRa Alliance Introduces Certification Affiliate Program

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 08, 2020

News

LoRa Alliance Introduces Certification Affiliate Program

The LoRa Alliance announced its Certification Affiliate option for certifying devices with the LoRaWAN standard.

The LoRa Alliance announced its Certification Affiliate option for certifying devices with the LoRaWAN standard.

The purpose of the new program gives non-LoRa Alliance members to receive LoRaWAN device certification. Full protocol testing, interoperability, an RF performance are included in the program.

“LoRaWAN Certification is more important than ever to ensure that end-users implement devices that meet all technical and security standards,” said CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance Donna Moore, in a press release. “With this new program, we are offering an additional path to enable rapid certification of products.

"While we believe membership in the LoRa Alliance remains the best and most affordable path to certification, this ensures that all companies have access to certification if membership is not an option.”

A manufacturer is able to join the program if it meets end-user requirements for dependability, interoperability, and security.

Per the press release, 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

For more information, visit https://lora-alliance.org/certification-affiliate.

 

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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