As a Sigfox Partner, Emitech is the only French laboratory recognized to carry out Sigfox Ready certification.
Founded in 2009 in Labège, a suburb of Toulouse, Sigfox claims to be the world leader in IoT connectivity services (Internet of things). With its LPWA (Low Power Wide Area), the Sigfox solution is currently deployed in 36 countries, including 17 with national coverage, covering 660 million people in a geographical area of 2.6 million km.2.
For billions of devices to be able to communicate, it's not just a matter of deploying base stations across the territory, but also of ensuring that the embedded part of communicating objects is properly implemented. With this in mind, the company is making it mandatory for any device communicating on its network to be Sigfox-certified. The aim is to ensure that Sigfox connectivity is integrated into partner devices with an adequate level of performance, and to maintain a high quality of service on the Sigfox network thanks to the compliance of each device with Sigfox radio specifications (conducted and radiated).
This Sigfox certification program enables its partners to integrate Sigfox connectivity with the delivery of their library implementing their protocol, as well as to evaluate the product's overall radiated performance and quality of service.
As a Sigfox Partner, Emitech is the only French laboratory recognized to carry out Sigfox Ready certification. In particular, it implements measurements to assess the radiation performance of the final product. These tests enable us to classify each uplink device, and reflect the efficiency of the radiated power emitted by the equipment.
Emitech also offers to take care of CE marking procedures, which are a prerequisite for marketing in Europe. This service can be extended to cover the procedures required for the various countries involved in marketing outside Europe, or to customize tests for tailor-made qualification.
Recently, Sigfox Ready procedures no longer have to be initiated by contacting Sigfox, but can be sent directly to Emitech.