Solution Providers & Resellers

Connecting to the NNN

As a solution provider, NNNCo will work with you to ensure your LoRaWAN devices are approved and integrated to work seamlessly on the NNNCo network. We also welcome you to become part of our NNNCo Partner Program –   contact sales@nnnco.com.au

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CONNECT

Register your details with NNNCo by completing the introduction form

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APPROVE

Get your LoRaWAN device approved. Complete the N-tick online form to get started

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PARTNER

Integrate your LoRaWAN solution with our N2N-DL data platform

N-tick Device Approval

What is N-tick?

The N-tick Device Approval program is designed to regulate device behaviour to fit with NNNCo’s network parameters in Australia, ensuring a polite, standardised network environment for all devices.

LoRaWAN devices that receive N-tick approval are able to be enrolled onto NNNCo’s Enterprise LoRaWAN network and platform. This enables seamless market access for providers. For end users it enables fast and easy IoT deployments as well as increased structure, robustness and security for their solutions.

Two levels of Approval

1. Network Approved

A starter level intended to check the wireless parameters of a device. Development gateway and access to NNNCo’s developer portal can be provided as required.

2. N-tick Approved

Available on request, a complete approval process to fully warrant the functionality and operation of a device in terms of connectivity and likely performance.

Data Platform Integration

What is N2N-DL?

N2N-DL is a super fast, highly scalable data platform for the aggregation of data and users. It takes any device or sensor with proprietary protocols through any network, normalises and harmonises that data, and then provides an API layer.

As such, it allows customers to select any device to operate over any network and deliver data to any platform over a simple REST API.

Solutions providers are invited to go to the N2N-DL documentation site and follow the Get Started guide.

Q&A

Why should I approve my device?

N-tick approval ensures interoperability and compliance on the NNNCo network. 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 and be listed on the NNNCo website.

What kind of devices can be approved?

Any device to be used on the NNNCo Network must be network approved as a minimum.

How long does the approval process take?

The process can take up to 8 weeks. Communication between NNNCo and the solutions provider may involve questions relating to top-level device configuration (eg: reporting times, sensor configuration, device behaviour).

Does approval cost anything?

Our ‘Network approved’ process is free to device manufacturers or providers submitting devices on behalf of device manufacturers. There is a one-off charge for full N-tick approval.

What if my device doesn’t pass the requirements?

If for any reason devices aren’t able to meet requirements for N-tick approval NNNCo encourages providers to re-submit with changes and / or additional documentation.

N-Tick Network Approval – Terms & Conditions

  1. Devices must successfully pass the N-Tick Network Approved process to carry the N-Tick seal.
  2. By applying for N-Tick Network Approved status, the Vendor confirms that they have legal right over the device and are authorised to make the application.
  3. Only those devices that have successfully passed the N-Tick Network Approved stage can be advertised with the N-Tick logo.
  4. The N-Tick Network Approved status and logo does not infer any liability or obligation on NNNCo to support those devices in field. All moral, legal, technical and operational responsibilities including, but not limited to, all levels of technical and functional support for end-users, continue to reside with the vendor.
  5. Device manufacturers are required to adhere to the LoRaWAN protocol 1.0.2 or greater as compliance with this standard is mandatory for all device connectivity and connectivity schemes across NNNCo’s network, accordingly, devices must also adhere to their respective regional band plan schemes as mandated in LoRaWAN regional parameters 1.0.2 or greater.
  6. It is expected that post successful sale of the device to an end-user, the vendor will fulfil its requirements to fit with regional ISM regulations and carry warrant of fitness marks – FCC, ETSI, RCM respective to the localised deployment of devices and regional specifications.
  7. N-Tick Network Approved is based on interoperating with LoRaWAN standards as listed in Table 2: Network Approved Specifications. Any changes to the specifications listed in your application will void this approval and need the vendor to undergo a separate approval process.
  8. It is the Vendor’s responsibility to ensure that Technical or Product Specifications of all N-Tick Network Approved devices include the LoRaWAN device stack version and/or LoRaWAN protocol version, and make them easily accessible to end customers.
  9. It is incumbent on the vendor to ensure that the N-Tick Network Approved device behaves as per the strict operating regulations and guidelines stipulated by the local authorities. This, for example, includes but is not limited to, US ISM or EU ISM regulations.
  10. The NNNCo Network Approval does not create any liability or obligation on NNNCo to ensure that the device operates as per local guidelines or as per the advertised specifications.
  11. Devices must comply with NNNCo’s standard network ecosystem and should not receive nor create interference or in any case; negative impacts for/upon other devices.
  12. NNNCo, unilaterally, reserves the right to revoke N-Tick Network Approved status at any time and to remove devices from the N-Store, when necessary. For example, if the device version sold in the local market does not match with the version that was N-Tick Network Approved; Or if the performance of the device has any adverse impact on the network or other users on the network. In such situations, NNNCo will notify the Vendor of the breach and provide the opportunity to correct the issue and reinstate the approval and listing on the N-Store.
  13. 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 N-Tick process and is the obligation of the Vendor to make them accessible to NNNCo and end-users.

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