Certification is partnership between the device maker and OmniAir. The manufacturer applies to OmniAir first by selecting the device category, Connect Vehicle Certification or Tolling Certification and fills out a form that describes the device, system or unit under test (UUT).
Each form varies slightly as the protocol and the requirements against which the UUT is being tested. The applicant remits a flat fee for each certification program they want to participate in. For example, they might submit multiple devices that differ only in form factor to the OmniAirs’ 5.9GHz DSRC Test Program. The application fee is the same for one, two, up to ‘N’ devices.
ISO refers to certification as a “procedure by which a [neutral] third party gives written assurance that a product, process or service conforms to specified requirements.” This written assurance often comes in the form of a certification mark or label applied to a product or its documentation, and/or a listing in a publicly available registry. OmniAir adheres to the ISO definition and conducts its device and system certification programs accordingly.
After OmniAir receives the fee – to set up the applicant in the OmniAir database – applicants are asked to send the product directly to an Omniair-accredited test lab. Once the lab test is completed, the lab sends the report to OmniAir for review. If warranted the device will receive an OmniAir-certificate with a number and be entered into the publicly available OmniAir-Certified online database.