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The Importance of Professional Device Certification Services

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 professional device certification services is to identify and fix issues related to quality of service on the desired network. M2M certification services and testing ensure 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 M2M Certification Services 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. M2M certification services, provided by companies like KORE, help customers achieve success at the end of the certification process.

Where KORE Fits In

KORE offers its customers a comprehensive professional device certification 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 its M2M device certification services 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.

Certification Life-Cycle

1. FCC Part 15
2. PTCRB (PCS Type Certification Review Board)
3. 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. Get a list of pre-approved devices – click here

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.

For more information on the KORE Professional Device Certification Services Program, please complete the contact form to the right.

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