The LoRaWAN specification is definded as an LPWA (Low Power, Wide Area) network protocol that allows battery-powered devices in regional, national, or global networks to be wirelessly connected to the Internet, and addresses the key requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT) such as bidirectional communications, end-to-end security, mobility, and localization services.
LoRaWAN is powered by the LoRa Alliance which is committed “to promote and drive the success of the LoRaWAN protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity.”
The LoRaWAN Certified program offers manufacturers end customers the assurance that their application-specific end devices will work in every LoRaWAN network. The scope of the certification program confirms that the end device meets the functional requirements of the LoRaWAN specification as defined by the LoRa Alliance:
- Certified devices provide end-users with confidence that the device is reliable and compliant with the LoRaWAN™ specification.
- Ensures correct LoRaWAN behaviour of end-devices and reduces support costs, preventing product failure “later” when it is more expensive to correct.
- Allows end-device manufacturers to carry the LoRaWAN CertifiedCM mark of quality, only afforded to LoRa Alliance™ members.
The LoRaWAN certification is specific to LoRa. In addition, there are country-specific requirements for testing and market approval that the LoRa devices must meet.
Depending on the country, the processes required to obtain a market approval can vary from “self-declaration” to “classical type” approvals.
We offer our customers all testing and certification services related to the regulatory approval of LoR devices. In addition, we can carry out a LoRaWAN certification via our partner network, so that we can offer you the approval of your LoRa device from a single source.
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