Device Certification Services – Help When You Need it from the Experts in M2M
The Importance of Device Certification
Network Device Certification is a non-negotiable requirement for bringing new devices onto existing carrier networks. Regardless of whether the module (modem) component within a device has passed certification, any new device is required to pass certification prior to allowing commercial deployment. The goal of device certification is to identify and fix issues related to quality of service on the desired network. Device certification testing ensures that maximum device performance and minimum risk of service disruptions on the network due to rogue data consumption or other factors that could jeopardize the entire network infrastructure.
How it Works
Device certification is a set of standardized tests, with acceptable parameters of results (passing grades), conducted by specifically designated test labs that demonstrate a device operates properly and within acceptable means when connected to the desired wireless network.
Where KORE Fits In
KORE offers its customers a full service device certification professional services engagement managed by a dedicated team of experienced employees, some of whom represent KORE on the boards of the regulatory standards bodies.
KORE has helped numerous customers with M2M device certification and has a strong and proven track record of helping customers get their devices certified with the least investment expense in terms of personnel and resources, in the least amount of time and with the highest probability of success. KORE brings to the table, experience, formal relationships with OEM’s, operators and even test labs. As a full member of the industry control body, the PTCRB (GSM), and as a member of the executive council of the CDG (CDMA), KORE has dedicated personal with intimate knowledge and experience managing device approvals of customers through of what can be a complex process.
- FCC Part 15
- PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board)
- Operator Level – GSM and CDMA providers
Device certification is required for both new modules and devices as well as whenever changes are made to an approved module or device. The actual time and cost required to complete certification will vary depending upon the specific approval requirements.
The fastest, and often the most cost-effective, device certification strategy is to not have to go through the process at all. The adage in the marketplace to which KORE subscribes is, “always use a pre-approved device unless there is a compelling reason to build a new one.
If a new end device is required, make sure a pre-approved module from a reputable OEM is used in the design.
KORE – Experience the Difference
As a Full Member of the PTCRB, KORE is dedicated to ensuring that device certification is well understood and that our customers and partners are able to navigate the required approvals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. KORE’s Business Development and Operations teams are ready to consult and provide guidance in achieving Device approval.
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