Avnu Alliance Launches Advanced Global TSN Certification Program


Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium that leads an open, standards-based deterministic network, announces global testing capabilities and a comprehensive update of its certification testing procedures at newly licensed commercial test centers in worldwide. This advanced global certification program will streamline certification testing of devices with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) capabilities, including devices implementing the Milan Network Protocol (using TSN) for professional media, making them easier and more convenient testing for Avnu members around the world.

Global Locations

Avnu recently announced an expansion of testing at new Registered Test Facilities (RTFs) around the world: Allion in Taipei City, Taiwan; Excelfore in Tokyo, Japan; and Granite River Labs in Santa Clara, California, United States and Karlsruhe, Germany. These well-known and globally dispersed test labs will reduce shipping times, offer competitive pricing models, and streamline the process for members looking to certify products and make communications between test sites and suppliers seamless. . These additional test sites and locations give Avnu Alliance a greater ability to scale testing capacity to meet demand, while also allowing device manufacturers to enter products into testing with less time before. the exit.

“As part of standard networking technology, TSN is built and deployed worldwide,” says Greg Schlechter, president of Avnu Alliance. “Avnu recognized that in order for device certification to keep pace with innovation, we needed to expand our testing capabilities and global footprint to increase accessibility, enable the growth of test programs and manufacturers, and general support the diversity of the growing TSN ecosystem. “

Avnu’s goal is to create an ecosystem of interoperable, secure, low latency, and highly reliable networked devices using TSN under the IEEE 802.1 open Ethernet standards. Avnu has various test plans and programs to help manufacturers implementing TSN ensure interoperability and demonstrate it to their markets through certification programs.

Avnu members bring together experts from automotive, industrial and networking media, as well as all perspectives from across the value chain, including infrastructure providers, component and component suppliers, and manufacturers. ‘end devices. These members collaborate on the current and future requirements of an interoperable TSN ecosystem and define and create compliance testing procedures, plans, scripts and tools for devices and products that operate Milan and TSN. These test scripts and procedures are licensed to designated third party test labs, where testing is performed independently to validate compliance with specifications.

Certification management system and product register

To streamline the new program, Avnu launched a new test portal and comprehensive Certification Management System (CMS) with streamlined and intelligent certification workflows for seamless and seamless communication. Designed and maintained by experienced certification management professionals, the new CMS provides members with real-time visibility into the testing process and the ability to track device progress and deadlines.

In this web portal, Avnu members can submit products for testing, view results, respond to non-compliance issues, and manage the public list of newly certified products. All certification and test documents are easily managed in a single, centralized location. Intelligent workflows feed data and visibility to Avnu’s certification working group to track the number of products in certification in each lab, allowing Avnu to tailor capabilities as needed to meet test demand .

In addition, the Avnu certification website will launch a new product registry with a strong database listing all products currently certified by Avnu. Advanced filtering capabilities allow member customers and end users to easily search for products to specify and integrate into systems.

“With this new certification platform, Avnu continues to innovate to make pre-certification and certification testing easier, faster and more convenient for member companies, test equipment manufacturers and test facilities. testing around the world, ”added Ed Agis, Certification Co-Working Group. -chair. “Interoperability ultimately speeds up a larger ecosystem of devices, which is the long-term benefit of this advanced global certification platform. “

The certification program will initially support testing and certification of Milan devices at new locations. Testing services will continue to be offered at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab. The testing program will continue to evolve; additional certification test plans will be made available through these global facilities as the TSN ecosystem grows.

Those interested in having a vote and a voice in developing the requirements necessary to ensure interoperability of TSN standards-based devices can visit www.avnu.org to learn more about joining the Avnu Alliance and getting involved. .

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