Is your company working with ZigBee wireless technology? If so, NTS can help get your products certified. ZigBee is an alliance of companies developing reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked products based on the IEEE-802.15.4 wireless standard. ZigBee products are designed for a wide range of building automation, industrial, medical and residential control & monitoring applications.
Currently, ZigBee is most popular for being the protocol of choice for smart meters and other smart grid devices (such as in-home displays). Some other example technologies include: lighting controls; automatic meter reading; wireless smoke and CO detectors; HVAC control; heating control; home security; environmental controls; and others. As an authorized lab, NTS offers formal certification of ZigBee platforms and ZigBee Alliance-recognized qualification of IEEE 802.15.4 components. Our testing facilities in the U.S., Japan and Korea can perform compliance/certification testing to make sure your products are compatible with the various ZigBee specifications and application layers.
NTS is an approved test facility for the ZigBee qualification testing, and has participated closely in the development of the certification program. The ZigBee certification processes have been formulated and are governed by the ZigBee Alliance. All of the following certification/qualification requirements can be tested by NTS:
In order to provide accurate, repeatable certification testing, NTS has developed a number of test harnesses based on certified hardware along with custom software designed to test ZigBee products. Each test harness has been developed for an individual ZigBee application profile (e.g., SE, HA, RF4CE) and has been tested and verified at numerous ZigBee plugfest events. The NTS test harnesses are complete reference test tools emulating the various types of ZigBee devices for the individual profile, along with automating the certification test suites. These tools are also regularly used to perform certification of the ZigBee Golden Units, and are updated for the latest versions of the application profiles/specifications. And these test harnesses are available for purchase and/or rental by ZigBee member companies! Now you can use the same tools used by NTS while you’re developing your product making it easy for NTS customers to achieve certification.