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Avnu Alliance Launches Advanced Global TSN Certification Program

Avnu Alliance announces globally scaled testing capabilities and a comprehensive update of its certification testing procedures at newly authorized test houses globally. The global certification program will streamline testing of devices with Time Sensitive Network (TSN) capabilities. This will include devices implementing the Milan network protocol for professional media.

Avnu announces plans to expand testing at new Registered Test Facilities around the world. Locations include the following:

  • Allion in Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Excelfore in Tokyo, Japan
  • Granite River Labs in both Santa Clara, CA, USA and Karlsruhe, Germany.

These test labs will lower shipping times, offer competitive pricing models, and streamline the process for members seeking to certify products.

“As a part of standard networking technology, TSN is built and deployed around the world,” says Greg Schlechter, president of the Avnu Alliance.  “Avnu recognized that, 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 both test programs and manufacturers, and in general support the diversity of the growing TSN ecosystem.”

Avnu’s goal is to enable an ecosystem of interoperable and reliable networked devices using TSN as part of the open IEEE802.1 Ethernet standards. Avnu has a variety of test plans and programs to help manufacturers implementing TSN ensure interoperability and demonstrate that to their markets through certification programs.

Avnu’s membership brings together experts in automotive, industrial, and networked media as well as perspectives from across the value chain. These members collaborate on the current and future requirements for an interoperable TSN ecosystem. They also define and create conformance test procedures, plans, scripts, and tools for devices and products.

To streamline the new program, Avnu has launched a new testing portal and comprehensive Certification Management System with a simplified certification workflow for transparent communication. This new CMS provides members with real-time visibility into the testing process and the ability to track device progress and timelines.

In addition, Avnu’s certification website will launch a new product registry with a robust database showing all products currently Certified by Avnu. 

“With this new certification platform, Avnu continues to innovate in making pre-certification and certification testing easier, faster, and more convenient for member companies, test equipment manufacturers, and test facilities around the world,” added Ed Agis, Certification Work Group co-chair. “Interoperability ultimately accelerates a broader ecosystem of devices, which is the long-term advantage of this advanced global certification platform.”

The certification program will first support testing and certification for 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 become available through these global facilities as the TSN ecosystem grows. Those interested in having a vote and voice in developing the requirements needed to ensure the interoperability of TSN standards-based devices can visit www.avnu.org to learn more about membership in Avnu Alliance and get involved.

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