N-Tick Device Certification

Gain seamless access to the Australian IoT Market

The N-Tick Device Certification Program provides access to the growing IoT market in Australia for device manufacturers worldwide. Devices that receive N-tick approval are able to be enrolled onto NNNCo’s Enterprise LoRaWAN network and platform and can be sold to any customer in Australia.

How to get certified

STEP 1

STEP 1

Question
Answer a few essential questions about your device. Get Started

STEP 2

STEP 2

Contact
We contact you for further details and required certificates

STEP 3

STEP 3

Test
We test the performance of your device on our network

STEP 4

STEP 4

Approve
After successful testing, you receive an N-Tick Approved Certificate

How N-tick works

The N-Tick program is designed to regulate device behaviour to fit with NNNCo’s network parameters in Australia, as well as LoRaWAN parameters defined in LoRaWAN version 1.0.2. Upon receiving your device, NNNCo will assess its performance from both a wireless and LoRaWAN perspective, and ensure that it is compatible with NNNCo’s Network Server and meets the AS923 standard. In addition all devices must be RCM compliant for low power telecommunication devices.

Operation manuals, electrical safety certificates, radio regulatory approval stamps, payload descriptions and LoRaWAN certification are all valuable to the N-tick process and allow a more streamlined transition through the certification program.

As part of the N-tick process we ingest the payload data from devices into our N2N Data Layer platform. We request access to your payload structure so we can natively ingest or alternatively use an API if you have one. N2N-DL decodes, decrypts and delivers data from any device or network and applies a common language to seamlessly integrate into any customer system or analytics / visualisation platform

N Tick Stamp

An N-ticked device has earned a status of approval to run over the NNNCo network. This approval will be associated with the device throughout all documentation and sales collateral and customers will be encouraged to use approved devices over the NNNCo network for their use cases.

Benefits of N-Tick Certification

To Manufacturers

  • Access to the NNNCo IoT network
  • Seamless market access in Australia
  • Increased exposure to customers via NNNCo sales and marketing channels

To Customers

  • Access to a wider range of devices
  • Fast and easy IoT deployments
  • Increased structure, robustness and security in the IoT market

Two levels of approval available

N-TICK LIGHT

This is a starter level intended to check the wireless parameters and local RCM compliance of a device. NNNCo does not warrant the functionality of the device but simply identifies if it is suitable to connect to the NNNCo network.

N-TICK FULL

This is a complete certification process in which NNNCo fully warrants the functionality and operation of a device both in terms of connectivity and likely performance in its intended operation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I certify my device?

N-tick certification ensures interoperability and compliance on the NNNCo network in Australia. The scope of the N-tick program confirms that the end device meets the functional requirements of NNNCo network parameters, LoRaWAN parameters and local RCM compliance. It also entitles your product to use the N-tick approved logo, you will receive a product listing on the NNNCo website, and product representation through NNNCo sales and marketing channels.

What kind of devices can be certified?

Currently the N-tick certification program is for all devices intended for connection to the NNNCo Network.

How long does the certification process take?

The process can take up to 8 weeks to fully guarantee N-tick status and assurance. Communication between NNNCo and the device manufacturer may involve questions relating to top-level device configuration (eg: reporting times, sensor configuration, device behaviour) and NNNCo encourages any questions or queries from the device manufacturer throughout this process. Upon request, NNNCo will provide feedback on network performance to device manufacturers.

Does N-tick certification cost anything?

N-tick Light certification is free to device manufacturers, customers or consumers submitting devices on behalf of device manufacturers. There is a one-off charge for N-tick Full certification. Please contact ntick@nnnco.com.au for more information.

What if my device doesn’t pass the requirements?

If for any reason devices aren’t able to meet requirements for N-tick certification NNNCo encourages device manufacturers to re-submit with changes and / or additional documentation. The N-tick process can be postponed during this time to ensure that the device receives fair treatment.

What do I need to provide?

For N-tick Light, we only require that you complete the Get Started form. For N-tick Full Certification, NNNCo requires that device manufacturers submit commercial samples of their device for the duration of the N-tick certification process. Our certification experts will provide you with a detailed list of requirements once you have submitted the initial Contact Form.

To find out more contact us at ntick@nnnco.com.au

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