In addition to the regulatory approvals for Bluetooth products, approval in accordance with the requirements of the Bluetooth SIG is also required for a market launch. Every device that wants to use the Bluetooth technology and the Bluetooth logo must be tested according to the “Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program”.
Only after these tests have been successfully completed is the manufacturer officially authorised to use the Bluetooth technology and the associated Bluetooth trademark, which is a quality seal for the compatibility of Bluetooth devices worldwide. With its laboratory in Anyang, Korea, CETECOM is an officially accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) with accredited Bluetooth Qualification Consultants (BQC) offering a comprehensive range of testing services.
A device incorporating Bluetooth technology must be tested in accordance with the Bluetooth SIG Qualification Program in order to classify it as a licensed product bearing the Bluetooth trademark. Although a self-qualification process is permitted, the support of a BQC helps avoid errors during qualification and assists manufacturers in submitting their products for qualification.
As a BQTF, our range of Bluetooth qualification services includes the following:
The Bluetooth SIG currently offers manufacturers two different ways to achieve Bluetooth SIG certification.
Path 1: Qualification process without additional testing
Path 2: Qualification process with additional testing
It is important to note that official tests according to the specifications of the Bluetooth SIG may only be performed by so-called “Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities” (BQTF). The acceptance of the tests and the resulting approval according to the Bluetooth guidelines can only be carried out by a certified “Bluetooth Qualification Expert”.