Authorized test laboratories are listed on the OmniAir Connected Vehicle Certification Program website (http://omniair.org/certification-program/), along with instructions for applying to be an authorized test laboratory.
The OmniAir Consortium holds Plugfests several times each year.
Members can find Plugfest dates on the OmniAir website.
At this time, Plugfests are optional but considers them essential to conformance and interoperability readiness.
The OmniAir Consortium recommends that you attend Plugfests to evaluate your product with other DSRC-enabled devices.
Certification is optional, but you cannot claim that a product is OmniAir-compliant if you do not complete the certification for that product.
Even if other products from your company are certified, the OmniAir Consortium strongly recommends that every connected vehicle product go through certification testing, because the Certification Program certifies products, not companies.
A certified device must comply with OmniAir Consortium’s specifications, which ensures a level of conformity and interoperability among devices per requirements defined.
OmniAir certified devices can communicate basic safety messages, but it would be almost impossible to say every DSRC-enabled devices not certified by OmniAir are conforming and interoperable.
OmniAir Consortium encourages device makers to test their products for conforming and interoperability readiness before certification by participating in OmniAir’s industry plugfests.
Certified products may use the OmniAir Certification Mark on product packaging, instructional materials, and websites.
The Certification Mark shows that a product has achieved OmniAir Connected Vehicle certification.
After your product is certified, the OmniAir Certification Mark can be used at your discretion on product packaging, websites, sales materials, manuals, etc. to add credibility to your product and its promotion.
The OmniAir Certification Program provides consistency in the behavior of other DSRC-enabled devices by confirming that products conform to the OmniAir’s process (test procedures derived from Connected Vehicle’s requirements and standards). It offers conformance and increased assurance that OmniAir-certified products conform with other OmniAir-certified devices.
You may use any of the OmniAir Certification Marks from full color, grayscale, or reversed.
Today, the OmniAir Connected Vehicle Certification Program includes testing for 5.9 GHz DSRC-enabled devices OBU, RSU, Modules, software stakes and test systems.
Test specifications cover IEEE 802.11, IEEE 1609.3, IEEE 1609.4, SAE J2945/1 and upcoming IEEE 1609.2 security/certificates. In the future, the OmniAir Consortium will add certifications of other emerging technologies for transportation communications connectivity.
The OmniAir Connected Vehicle Certification Program will begin later 2017. You can find membership information and a list of fees for the OmniAir Certification Program on the OmniAir Consortium website (http://omniair.org/certification-program).
OmniAir Consortium members will have access to this conformance/certification process to activity certify products.
We are offering existing and new members the opportunity to have the first OmniAir-certified products.
Benefits of product certification include: