N-Tick Network Approved

Get ready to operate over the NNNCo LoRaWAN network

The ‘N-Tick Network Approved Programme’ enables device manufacturers from around the world to get their devices reviewed and validated, ensuring that they can operate over NNNCo’s Enterprise LoRaWAN network.
Devices that receive N-Tick approval can be sold to any customer in Australia and be listed in NNNCo’s N-Store Online Catalogue.

How to get approved

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 approve

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 N-tick Approval

How N-Tick works

The N-Tick programme is designed to confirm device behaviour to fit with NNNCo’s network parameters in Australia, as well as LoRaWAN® parameters defined in the LoRaWAN standards. Click here for the latest info on LoRaWAN standards.

Upon receiving your device information, NNNCo will assess its compliance with the LoRaWAN standards, ensuring that it is compatible with NNNCo’s Network Server and that it meets the appropriate regional standards. All devices already LoRaWAN certified and/or available on the Actility marketplace, will benefit from a fast pass approval process for N-Tick.

Operation manuals, electrical safety approvals, radio regulatory approval stamps, payload descriptions and LoRaWAN approvals are all valuable to the N-Tick validation process and allow a more streamlined transition through the approval programme.

As part of the N-Tick process, we may ingest the payload data from devices into our N2N Data Layer platform. We request access to your payload structure so that 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.

The N-Tick Network Approved Programme undertakes documental review and validation of an application against criteria and guidelines set out by the LoRa Alliance. It does not include any physical testing of the technical or functional capabilities of the device. Therefore all moral, legal, technical, and operational obligations continue to reside with the Vendor.

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 Approval

To Manufacturers

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

To Customers

  • Access to a wider range of devices
  • Faster and easier IoT deployments
  • Increased structure, robustness and security in the IoT market.

N-Tick Network Approved

NETWORK APPROVED

This is intended to check the wireless parameters and local RCM compliance of a device. NNNCo validates that the device is suitable to connect to the NNNCo network, after conducting a documental review and validating the application against criteria and guidelines set out by the LoRa Alliance. The process does not include any physical testing of the technical or functional capabilities of the device. All moral, legal, technical, and operational obligations continue to reside with the Vendor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get my device approved?

N-Tick – Network Approval ensures interoperability and compliance on the NNNCo LoRaWAN network in Australia. The scope of the N-Tick programme 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 Network Approved stamp, you will receive a product listing on the NNNCo website, and product representation through NNNCo sales and marketing channels. And we encourage you to advertise that approval in all your documentation.

What kind of devices can be approved?

Currently, the N-Tick Network Approval programme is for all devices intended for connection to the NNNCo LoRaWAN Network.

How long does the approval 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 Network Approval cost anything?

N-Tick – Network Approval is free for device manufacturers, customers or consumers submitting devices on behalf of device manufacturers.

What if my device does not pass the requirements?

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

What do I need to provide?

For N-Tick – Network Approval, we require that you complete the Get Started form.

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

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