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Certification Testing

on EuroDOCSIS based products

Certification Programs

LTE Immunity
The LTE Immunity certification program ensures that LTE signals of a certain level do not interfere the DOCSIS operation of a Cable Modem.

CM Wi-Fi (Community Wi-Fi), EuroPacketCable 2.0
Testing programs on CM Wi-Fi, and EuroPacketCable 2.0 can also be provided. At this moment these programs are not part of any official certification program yet. Excentis does offer private testing services based on the existing CEL specifications and Excentis acceptance test plans however, to both MSOs and vendors. If you’re interested in these programs please contact us for more details.

Non-Disclosure Agreements and protected webpages
You will need to complete the applicable Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), depending on the specifications that your product supports (EuroDOCSIS and/or EuroPacketCable NDA). After signing the NDA(s) you will receive a login for our website. With this login you get access to our participants portal (i.e. some protected webpages) and see ATPs, test certificates and keys, presentations of previous vendor meetings, etc. The NDAs are available from the participants portal.

Vendor Meeting
Four times in a year an NDA vendor meeting is organised. It’s a good networking opportunity to meet other vendors, CableLabs and Excentis staff, and participating MSOs. During the day a number of presentations are given, typically updates on the certification process, upcoming projects, and occasionally an MSO presentation on its current activities. Check the certification schedule to see when the next vendor meeting is scheduled.

Digital Certificates
Each EuroDOCSIS Cable Modem and EuroPacketCable E-MTA device contain unique digital certficates. If you want to submit a product for certification you must make sure that you have these digital certificates well in time (it may take a while before you have everything settled). Review all further information on how to obtain digital certificates for EuroDOCSIS and/or EuroPacketCable.

Interop
Before every certification wave Excentis organizes an Interoperability event. The goal of this one week event is to ensure that each vendor has an opportunity to conduct basic interoperability tests with other vendors’ equipment in a controlled laboratory environment similar to that used during product certification and qualification. Basic tests like ranging and registration, DHCP, data passing, stability, and voice quality testing will be the base of the Interop.
Participation in the Interop event is however not required before submission for certification.

ATP-Run
During the same four week as the Interops Excentis also organizes ATP-Runs. The purpose of an ATP run is to ensure that vendors have the opportunity to have a selection of acceptance tests executed by Excentis similar to those executed during product certification and qualification. Participating in the ATP run is NOT mandatory for any product and involves a fee. Further details on this event are given in the guidelines document on the Submission Info page. The registration form for this event is available on the same webpage.

Pre-Certification testing
Another possibility to prepare your product for a certification is by making use of a pre-certification ATP testing service. This service allows more flexibility than the ATP-Run.

The certification process is organized in so-called certification waves. There are four fixed certification waves per year, and each wave takes six weeks of testing. Flexible entries are also possible though, but come at a higher cost. In collaboration with Excentis, they provide the test reports to a European Certification Board, where the decision is made on pass or fail. This certification board consists of European MSO people.

 

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