Smart Grid

Wi-SUN Alliance verifies interoperability for Wireless Smart Utility Network

The Wi-SUN Alliance announced that it has completed verification of its Physical Layer Conformance and Interoperability Test specifications for Wireless Smart Utility Network devices using IEEE802.15.4g.

This is the final step in developing a certification process by which products may qualify to use the Wi-SUN PHY logo, assuring seamless interoperable deployment for utility networks.

During the alliance’s fourth interoperability testing event, held at TUV Rheinland labs in Pleasanton, California, vendors and test equipment manufacturers executed the full suite of conformance and interoperability tests soon to be published by the alliance.

Conformance tests assure that standards are implemented correctly, while interoperability tests confirm that products from different vendors communicate with each other correctly. Both are necessary to validate implementations of standards.