IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) Continues Development of IEEE 1588 Telecommunications Certification Program
PISCATAWAY, NJ, Sep 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP), today announced a
series of improvements and continued development of its IEEE 1588
Telecommunications Certification Program. The program replaces and
will build upon the work of the IEEE 1588 Conformity Alliance, a
program of ICAP. The changes are designed to increase industry and
test lab participation for a conformity assessment initiative in
support of the ITU-T G.8265.1 (IEEE 1588 Telecom Profile).
Under the new construct, the IEEE 1588 Telecommunications
Certification Program will be composed of a Steering Committee and a
Technical Committee of Experts. Membership fees will not be assessed
to participate in either committee. Fees associated with the program
will be aligned with the products submitted for certification.
ICAP, in its role as Certification Authority, will manage the program
and all marketing activities. The Steering Committee and Technical
Committee of Experts will assist ICAP during the ongoing development
and launch of the program. Timing and availability of the
Certification Program has been targeted within Q1 2013.
"The renewed IEEE 1588 Telecommunications Certification Program
represents an opportunity to deliver an industry valued program to
certify IEEE 1588 telecommunications implementations," commented John
Eidson, Chairperson, IEEE 1588 Standards Working Group. "I continue
to support ICAP in its efforts to position the IEEE 1588
Telecommunications Certification Program for wider industry support
ICAP will establish the program policies, manage the day-to-day
activities of the program, authorize test labs, establish and license
a certification mark, issue the Certification of Compliance, and
maintain the certified product registry. ICAP Authorized Test Labs
will conduct the testing in accordance with a defined test plan and
"The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (IACP) is committed to the
adoption and implementation of an industry driven IEEE 1588
Telecommunications Certification Program," said Peter Lefkin,
Director, ICAP. "The identified program enhancements are in direct
response to suggestions from industry participants to meet the needs
of the IEEE 1588 telecommunications community."
Call for Participants
ICAP will issue a public call for participants at the upcoming 2012
International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for
Measurement, Control and Communication (ISPCS), September 26-28, 2012
in San Francisco, CA. The call for participants will extend
invitations to Test Laboratories and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to
participate in the IEEE 1588 Telecommunications Certification
Program. Selected Test Laboratories will be required to undergo
authorization to become an ICAP Authorized Test Laboratory. SME's
will be selected to participate based on their IEEE 1588-industry
knowledge and experience.
For further information about the IEEE 1588 Telecommunications
Certification Program, contact Lloyd Green, ICAP Marketing Director
via email at Lloyd.Green@ieee-isto.org.
About IEEE Conformity Assessment Program
The IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) -- a joint initiative
of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and IEEE Industry
Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO) -- provides
programs and industry support that help bridge standards development
activities with the conformity assessment activities that accelerate
market acceptance and enablement of new products and technologies.
The foundation of ICAP activities is based on industry best
practices, internationally accepted quality systems and use of proven
test tools. Fostering the market acceptance, adoption and
implementation of standardized technologies; ICAP spans the spectrum
of today's smart grid, information and communications technologies.
To find out more about ICAP, visit
SOURCE: IEEE Conformity Assessment Program
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