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A) ** IrDA INTER-OP CERTIFICATION - BACKGROUND:
IrDA set up Test Council (IrDA-TC) in 1997 to assure useful IrDA inter-
operability and out-of-box user experience.
1. Five IrDA Certification Test Lab's have been authorized by IrDA-TC
in July 1998 to develop test procedures and to test Reference Products
and DUT's. Each Test Lab may claim to be capable of Inter-Op Test only
or both Inter-Op and IrDA Compliance Tests. The latter capability is
required to qualify the Reference Product for each device category.
ACTiSYS operates two Test Lab's; in our Fremont, Ca. headquarter and
Taiwan subsidiary. Both Lab's have been the only ones with full Inter-
Op and Compliance test capability and started operation in Oct. 98.
2. Test Lab. will test and recommend "Golden Reference Product" for
each device category that meets IrDA Physical (BER) and Protocol Spec.
as well as pass the Inter-Op test. IrDA-TC will review the test report
submitted by the Test Lab. If passed, it will recommend to the IrDA full
Board of Directors which will review and if approve, inform the IrDA
office. The IrDA office will issue "IrDA Reference Product" certification
documents and list the product model on the IrDA web site.
3. Inter-Op test will subject DUT to be tested against these Golden
Reference Products for functional inter-op of the specified functions
of the DUT. Bit Error Rate is usually also tested and included in the
Test lab report. The procedure of receiving official "IrReady"
certification and listed on IrDA web site is the same as described
above for "IrDA Reference Product".
4. IrReady is an updated IrDA inter-op certification program with
many elements updated and new requirements added to ensure good out-of-
the-box user experience which works with small and large files and also
lasts. Many new Application Profiles (e.g. Point and Shoot, etc.) have
been defined, each of which is associated with test and interop guide-
lines which the IrDA Test Labs will implement. IrObex is required for
certain devices and BER test using IrLAP Test Frame will be mandatory.