CONTACT: Suzanne Murtha
Washington, DC – OmniAir Consortium announces a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wi-Fi Alliance® to cooperate on certification for 5.9 GHz WAVE equipment. OmniAir will focus on certifying the upper layers of the WAVE protocol stack and will require Wi-Fi certification for the MAC and PHY layers. Wi-Fi Alliance’s existing body of work in interoperability certification has proven the organization to be a great fit for a partnership with OmniAir’s development of DSRC certification standards development.
“OmniAir and our members are excited to begin work with the Wi-Fi Alliance to enable wide-scale certification of 5.9 GHz WAVE devices, both in-vehicle and aftermarket equipment.” said Suzanne Murtha, Executive Director of OmniAir and OCS.
“Wi-Fi Alliance looks forward to our relationship with OmniAir to collaborate on information dedicated short range communications for connected vehicles,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED delivers interoperability, industry-standard security protections, and the best possible user experience.”
OmniAir also announces its first Certification Town Hall event to be held in Tampa on January 26, 2016. The Town Hall gives local deployers the opportunity to understand certification and contribute to connected vehicle certification programs currently under development. Connected vehicle solution providers will have access to local deployers and certifying organizations will have access to clients as well. The Tampa event exhibition is nearly sold out, and several other events are planned for the first half of 2016.
ABOUT OMNIAIR CONSORTIUM: OmniAir is a membership association formed in 2004 to advocate intelligent transportation interoperability (IOP) through independent certification programs that offer a one-stop shop for standards conformance and interoperability assurance. Members are leading RFID and DSRC device makers, consultants, integrators and operators. OmniAir’s mission is to advance connected vehicle interoperability through collaboration on certification services designed and maintained by the organizations first to use them. Visit www.omniair.org for more information.
ABOUT OMNIAIR CERTIFICATION SERVICES (OCS): OCS is a non-profit, independent test and certification entity created by OmniAir in 2010. OCS manages the certification program and issues OCS-certified marks. It is led by its own Board of test experts and facility operators. In conjunction with the 6C User Group (operators with a preference for 6C RFID-based toll systems), OCS developed an apparatus to test compliance to the specification 6C specification. The result is OCS-certified suppliers of interoperable 6c tags and readers and other technologies as the OCS program expands to other protocols as requested by the transportation community.