Kyrio is excited to announce that we are hosting a plugfest with the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) this week in Louisville, Colorado. Similar to our interop events, the purpose of this plugfest is to allow OCF Members to gather together and work on their OCF Internet of Things (IoT) implementations, test with the latest version of the test tools and work with other members on interoperability between device implementations.
Plugfests are week long working sessions for OCF members to learn, develop their implementations and work with the OCF team on the progression of the certification test tool (CTT). Authorized test lab (ATL) OCF certification experts (OCE’s) attend plugfests to:
- Work with members and their implementations running the certification test tool
- Assist the OCF certification board staff on the analysis of test results to help members with issues they have with their implementation
- Uncover issues with the specifications that need to be addressed by the applicable OCF working groups on the affected specification?
These events also give OCF an opportunity to iron out the latest version of the certification testing tool.
Work with the Newest OCF Spec
Because this is the first plugfest after the release of the latest 1.3 version of the OCF requirements and the release of the CTT to support these new requirements, this is the first opportunity for manufacturers and authorized test labs to work with the newest OCF spec. Additionally, this plugfest is an exciting opportunity for members to submit their implementations to OCF for certification with an authorized test lab (ATL).
OCE’s attending the plugfest will run the CTT test and the resulting test data will be evaluated by the OCE and the OCF certification board during the plugfest. If the implementation passes all of the required tests, the certification board may grant certification for the implementation.
Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Certification
For devices to be certified, vendors must join OCF and send their device to a designated authorized test lab. The implementation is tested according to the OCF test plans for a fee and a device passes these tests by demonstrating conformance to the specification and secure connectivity. When a device passes, it is considered Certified, and the manufacturer may use the OCF Certification Mark in accordance with the OCF Logo Guidelines on their packaging to inform consumers of its status. If a device fails, manufacturers receive a report detailing the reasons for failure.
About The Open Connectivity Foundation
OCF is a membership-based group and one of the leading consortiums dedicated to creating a safer IoT experience for both businesses and consumers. A cornerstone of this effort is the OCF Certification Program because it ensures a seamless and secure experience. According to OCF this program helps companies “build smart products that can discover, communicate, connect and interact with other OCF Certified products, regardless of operating systems and platforms.” You can find more information about OCF and their Certification Program on the OCF website.
As the world becomes more connected and IoT devices continue to grow exponentially, the need for secure, interoperable devices will only increase. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering solutions and testing, Kyrio understands quality, performance, certification and interoperability. As an OCF authorized test lab (ATL), we help the foundation achieve their mission of ensuring secure interoperability for IoT devices. You can submit your device for OCF certification with Kyrio here.
If you’re a manufacturer and would like help getting your IoT device certified, contact us to explore your role in the OCF certification program. We hope to see you at a future plugfest!