Sigfox is described as an inexpensive, reliable, low-power solution to connect sensors and devices while sending light messages (12 bytes, no payload header). The lifecycle of a Sigfox message is usually defined as the following:
- A device wakes up and sends a message via its radio antenna.
- Several Sigfox base stations in the region receive the message.
- Base stations send the message to the Sigfox cloud.
- The Sigfox cloud sends the message to a customer’s backend platform.
A Sigfox certification is the recognition of a device’s compliance with Sigfox certification specifications to ensure compatibility with Sigfox services and nominal network performance.
In order to comply with the certification requirements, the device needs to meet two types of Sigfox tests requirements:
- RF and protocol tests to verify compliance with the Sigfox protocol and RF performance.
- Radiation tests to assess the radiated power of the device.
Currently, there are two different certification possibilities:
- Sigfox Ready
- The Sigfox Ready certification is mandatory for any device to be connected to Sigfox network with the exception of Development Solutions.
- Sigfox Verified
- The Sigfox Verified certification acknowledges compliance with RF & protocol specifications of a Modular Design.
Sigfox Ready and Sigfox Verified certifications are specific to Sigfox. In addition, there are country-specific requirements for testing and market approval that the Sigfox 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 Sigfox devices. In addition, we can carry out a Sigfox certification (Ready or Verified) via our partner network, so that we can offer you the approval of your Sigfox device from a single source.
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