The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of over 250 leading manufacturers and service providers worldwide
that are dedicated to interoperable wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave open standard.
Z-Wave is a key enabling technology driving the "Internet of Things."
The Z-Wave Alliance Interoperability lab is designed to provide real world applications-based
testing to ensure interoperability, coexistence and positive user experience when using
over-the-air radio frequency and over the-power line home communications technologies.
Next Developer's Forum & Unplug Fest in New Orleans, Feb 18-20, is a 2-day technical event with tranings, networking and a first look at the new Z-Wave Next Gen 500 series. Click here for more info!
The Z-Wave Alliance will have its biggest presence yet at International CES, Jan 7-10 in Las Vegas, with over two dozen co-exhibitors. Come visit at Booth #20800, or to set up an appointment to meet with us, click here.
Parks Associates will host the 9th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 7, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N264. Click here for info and agenda.
Z-Wave Interoperability Lab: Services
The test lab offers a number of different services to its customers, described in detail below. If you have any additional questions regarding our services please don't hesitate to contact us.
Interoperability Lab VisitsDo you need to debug a specific problem? Perform testing with devices that you don’t have in your office? Or do you just need a quiet place for your next development sprint? Come visit the test lab for your next testing, debugging or implementation workshop. We’ll provide you with full access to the Lab and its equipment, our inventory of wireless products, and our knowledge and experience.
Don’t have time to document the workshop? No problem -- let us write-up the test report for a small additional fee.
Interoperability Lab House Call
The interoperability Lab’s House Call service is much like the Lab visits, only this way we bring our experience, knowledge and products to you. Let us help you test and work on your products in your own environment, with easy access to your own equipment and colleagues.
Development Support Contract
Set up a development support contract if you need fast access to wireless expertise during your product development. Once you have a development support contract in place with the Interoperability Test Lab, you get access expedited email support service, and you only pay for the time you use.
Full Service Testing
You can also provide us with a high level overview of the testing you want performed. Following your needs, we will prepare test plans, review the test plan with you, execute test plan, create a detailed report and present the test results to you.
Also see the next section about Z-Wave Test Packages – full service testing with a pre-defined test plan.
Z-Wave Test Packages
In addition to our standard services, we also offer a number of Z-Wave test packages. These packages include full service testing with a fixed test plan. If you need to expand or extend the test plans a bit, we can also help you with that for a small additional fee.
Full Service Device-to-Device Interoperability Testing
The full service device-to-device interoperability test performs a comprehensive interoperability test between two Z-Wave products. The test covers an analysis of the setup process of the products and the day-to-day operations highlighting any possible interoperability issues. If any problems are observed during the testing of the product, we will provide step-by-step instructions to re-create the problem and provide recommendations on how the problem can be resolved.
Z-Wave Certification Readiness Assessment
The certification readiness assessment will test your product to determine its readiness for Z-Wave Certification, and provide guidance on how to resolve any problems keeping the device from being certified. In addition to a full test report outlining any potential problems, you will also receive a Z-Wave Certification form filled out and ready to submit for your product, and a CTT (Compliance Test Tool) solution to submit along with your product that will help expedite the certification testing process.
Z-Wave Certification Management Package
The Z-Wave Certification management package includes a full certification assessment as described above, and if your product is ready for certification, provides full management of the certification process. You only need to provide us with technical contacts inside your company that we can consult in case any problems are found during certification. We will handle all communication with the Z-Wave Certification Manager and test houses.
Extended RF Testing
The RF performance of a Z-Wave device is an all important factor for how well the device is performing and will be perceived by the customers. Ensuring that your product is a capable and reliable RF performer will ensure that you can focus on the core functionality of the product. The extended RF testing performed at the interoperability lab goes well beyond the Z-Wave certification requirements. It lets you know if your device is directional, and what can be expected in terms of maximum and representative range of the device.
The Z-Wave Interoperability Lab offers you the most comprehensive Z-Wave test environment possible. Contact us to see how we can help your product plans succeed.