Up until recently, companies were required to be a member of the LoRa Alliance in order to have the ability to certify their devices. Today, the LoRa Alliance introduced a new program that allows non-member companies the option to certify their devices as LoRaWAN Standard devices. Their feeling is that certification is the key to global adoption. The organization still encourages companies to become members of the LoRa Alliance, since the cost to certify is lower, and there are other additional benefits for member companies. The following article offers more details about the program and what is included in the certification program itself.
The LoRa Alliance®, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN® standard for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), today announced its Certification Affiliate option for certifying devices with the LoRaWAN standard.
The new Certification Affiliate program offers a path for non-LoRa Alliance members to obtain LoRaWAN device certification. The LoRaWAN certification program includes full protocol testing, interoperability and RF performance, which is critical for open global standards. The Certification Affiliate program will increase the number and breadth of LoRaWAN CertifiedCM devices available in the market to serve the IoT needs of companies and users around the world.