Assessment Capable Entity (ACE)
IoTAS is the only GCF FT, IOP and sole independent ACE accredited test lab in the UK and one of only 14 third party ACE companies worldwide.
Assessment Capable Entities (ACE) are organisations who have the capability to determine the range of tests required in the certification of a device and assessing all those test results in order to ensure the device adheres to all certification criteria. As such IoTAS can offer their services as Assessment Capable Entities to support GCF Associate Manufacturer Members with their connected device certification.
Associate Manufacturer Members may certify devices that incorporate a GCF-certified wireless module using an abridged set of criteria when compared with full device certification by a Manufacturer Member. This provides a route to market for those sales channels that require GCF certification, so long as the Associate Manufacturer Member works with a third party Assessment Capable Entity (ACE) such as IoTAS.
As the UK’s sole independent ACE, IoTAS can identify the Conformance, Field Trial and IOP tests that need to be undertaken to demonstrate device compliance with all relevant GCF Certification Criteria. IoTAS is the only UK-based ACE, with a global footprint of test centres delivering RTO support. Our accreditation as an ACE is evidence of our team’s skills, qualifications and practical experience of GCF processes in supporting members through GCF certification.
IoTAS is a GCF, FT, IOP and Assessment Capable Entity (ACE), which allows IoTAS to support companies to obtain GCF Certification for their device.