Sigfox

Sigfox Certification

For optimal sending and receiving of messages

The life cycle of a Sigfox message is usually defined as follows:

  • A device wakes up and sends a message via its radio antenna.
  • Several Sigfox base stations in the region receive the message.
  • The base stations send the message to the Sigfox cloud.
  • The Sigfox cloud sends the message to a customer’s backend platform.

Compatibility and nominal network performance

A Sigfox certification confirms that a device complies with Sigfox certification specifications to ensure compatibility with Sigfox services and nominal network performance.

To meet the certification requirements, the device must meet two types of Sigfox test requirements:

  • RF and protocol tests to verify compliance with the Sigfox protocol and RF performance
  • Radiation tests to assess the radiation power of the device

Currently there are two different certification variants:

  • Sigfox Ready

    Sigfox Ready certification is mandatory for every device to be connected to the Sigfox network – with the exception of Development Solutions.

  • Sigfox Verified

    Sigfox Verified certification certifies compliance with the RF and protocol specifications of a modular design

Sigfox Ready and Sigfox Verified certifications are specific Sigfox certifications. In addition, there are country-specific testing and market approval requirements that Sigfox devices must meet. Depending on the country, the processes required to obtain market approval can vary from “self-declaration” to “classic type approval”.

Our services for Sigfox devices

Labels of Sigfox ready and Sigfox verified

We offer our customers all regulatory testing and certification services related to the approval of Sigfox devices. In addition, our partner network enables us to carry out Sigfox certification, so that we can offer you one-stop approval of your Sigfox device.

As a Sigfox partner in the area of testing and certification, we have created a corresponding service package that offers the full range of qualifications required for market access with a new product:

  • Regulatory Radio Testing: Europe (RED; Notified Body), USA (FCC; TCB Service); Canada (ISED; FCB Service); Japan (RCB Service) and international approvals.
  • Certification: cetecom advanced guides you through the entire certification process with Sigfox Ready™ testing and certification consulting.

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