The Wi-Fi Alliance’s Certified 802.11ac certification program launched this week. This will provide both vendors and end users with a certifiable way to ensure interoperability across compliant 802.11ac devices.
“Vendors go through the certification program because it gives users the assurance that their product will work with other devices, and it also serves as a quality assurance indicator,” Kevin Robinson, marketing manager at the Wi-Fi Alliance, told Enterprise Networking Planet.
As part of the new certification program, the Wi-Fi Alliance built a certified test suite, which includes chipsets and reference architectures from Broadcom, Intel, Marvell, Mediatek, Qualcomm, and Realtek. Robinson explained that though the various chipsets are part of the certification test suite, vendors should certify their entire product, not just the chips.