The DECT Forum, the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry, is pleased to announce the opening of the CAT-iq 2.0 Certification Program in the USA. CAT-iq is a key voice and networking technology in home gateways. CAT-iq integrates the base station into the home gateway, giving it native IP connectivity. 'ěThe Certification Program establishes CAT-iq as one of the key networking technologies in the home gateway. The program tests devices on protocol, audio and RF (radio frequency) level' , says Mehdi Jazouli, Chairman of the CAT-iq Working Group of the DECT Forum.
CAT-iq 2.0 enables customers to make end-to-end VoIP calls with all the extras: wideband HD voice quality, multiple lines and synchronized phone books. "Certified CAT-iq 2.0 handsets from different system vendors can be used on the same certified base station. They are interoperable with other CAT-iq handsets and gateways as well as being backward compatible to DECT GAP products' , says Randy Berg, Chairman US Working Group of the DECT Forum.
"The Certification program for CAT-iq 2.0 enables carriers in the US to offer new value add services and generate new revenue streams", says Andreas Zipp, Chairman of the DECT Forum. "I am expecting that first US devices will follow quickly after the opening of the certification window.'
System vendors who are full members of the DECT Forum can certify CAT-iq 2.0 equipment at these certification labs: Cetecom (Germany) and Nemko (Norway). For more information about the Certification Program and the documentation ("CAT-iq Certification Handbook' ) please visit the DECT Forum website at www.dect.org