RCTest Tool

The NTS RCTest test tool is the third in our test harness series for the ZigBee Alliance application profiles. ZigBee RF4CE (aka Remote Control) replaces the traditional infrared communications that you’ve used for years with a low battery use, radio based, interoperable remote control standard. No more worries about making sure you can see your DVD player or TV infrared port. RCTest provides manufacturers with a test tool which emulates the various RF4CE devices, as well as test scripts used to validate your device to the ZigBee RF4CE application profile. Prior to submitting your product for certification, you can utilize the same tool used internally by NTS in the performance of ZigBee certification tests. The test tool has also been used at various ZigBee plugfests and in the testing of the devices ultimately validated as the Golden Units for the application profile. The latest version of NTS’s tool is now available with support for ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 (ZRC2). Versions for both the RF4CE stack and RF4CE device are available.

Note that pre-testing with the NTS RCTest Test Harness does not guarantee that your product will be certified. Actual certification testing of your product requires separate certification testing to be performed by a ZigBee Alliance authorized test lab, such as NTS. Although pre-testing with the test harness makes it more likely that your product will pass certification.

NTS also provides basic and advanced training on the use of the RCTest for an additional cost. In addition, custom test script development is available to allow you to have additional test cases created to cover your test requirements.

Contact us today to find out how you can get an NTS test harness to help your development and test efforts.

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