About ECHONET Comformity Certification

The ECHONET Consortium promotes improvement in interoperability of ECHONET Lite standards through establishing a third-party certification system.
The following describes the authorization system run by the ECHONET Consortium.
Members refer to the explanation of the certification system posted in the “members only” pages.

Purposes and benefits

Through fiscal 2016, 9.87 million devices conforming to the ECHONET Lite standards have been shipped to market.
Users can configure their home networks by combining these products to create a variety of services, such as energy conservation and home security.
The ECHONET Consortium specifies an certification system that certifies that products conform to ECHONET Lite specifications. This provides users an environment in which they can configure their networks with confidence.
The developers of the products launch products certified through the certification system to market.

About the authorization system

There are three types of standards specified by the ECHONET Consortium: ECHONET Lite specifications, Detailed device oject specificationss and Application Interface Specifications (AIF specifications).

The specification of ECHONET Lite specifies the frame format and communication procedure for exchanging information between devices. The Detailed device object specification specifies in detail the device operation status monitoring function and the operation function control command.
The AIF specification specifies more specific usage of each device compared with the ECHONET Lite specifications.
The ECHONET Consortium specifies two certification systems: the ECHONET Lite cetification system and the ECHONET Lite AIF certification system.
The developers of the products launch their products to the market after obtaining certification through the certification system.
The following gives an overview of these certification systems.

Certification system for the ECHONET Lite specifications
 Product developers should carry out tests to verify conformity to ECHONET Lite specifications and the Detailed requirements device object, and submit the test results to an authorization institute recognized by the ECHONET Consortium.
The recognized authorization institute judges conformity based on the test results and provides certification when devices pass.
Certification system for the ECHONET Lite AIF specifications
 Product developers should apply to an authorization institute recognized by the ECHONET Consortium to obtain certification for their products. The recognized test institute should carry out tests to verify conformity with AIF specifications.The recognized authorization institute judges conformity and provides certification when devices pass.The ECHONET Consortium specifies ECHONET device certification test specifications for the ECHONET Lite cetification system and the ECHONET Lite AIF certification system.Only ECHONET Consortium members are allowed to view these documents. 
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