If you are a service provider, PBX developer or maker of a SIP-enabled product or service, and you are interested in the SIPconnect Certification Testing Program, this page provides the information you need.
The SIPconnect Certification Testing Program is a vehicle through which eligible companies can license the use of the SIP Forum’s ‘SIPconnect Certified’ certification mark. A certification mark is a special kind of mark that asserts a product or service’s compliance with a registered standard.
The “SIPconnect Certified” mark is the official brand of the leading standard for SIP Trunking products and services.
When a user sees our mark, they know they have the best chance of interoperability and broad feature support expected from a SIP Trunking product or service.
According to the SIPconnect Certification Testing Program License Agreement, a SIPconnect 1.1 Certified product or service is one that is 100% compliant with all mandatory requirements of the SIPconnect Technical Recommendation v.1.1.
The combined testing and license fee to participate in the SIPconnect Certification Testing program is a discounted $5,000 US for Founding Sponsors of the Program; $7,500 for SIP Forum Full Member companies, and $10,000 for non-Full Members. This fee provides for a two-year term of eligibility, and is per product or service offering to be tested.
In addition, Founding Sponsors of the Program enjoy a number of additional benefits including an extended 3-year term including continuous recognition of support; benefits that carry over to subsequent program updates (i.e. SIPconnect 2.0) if they fall within the 3-year term; Priority Scheduling of Tests; Exclusive Promotional Activities; and the option to be renewed. For more information about this special sponsorship program, please contact Marc Robins, SIP Forum Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIPconnect 1.1 Certification Testing – Scheduling Procedures
The list of the steps one must take to successfully schedule a test and participate in the program are as follows:
- Contact SIP Forum Managing Director Marc Robins – email@example.com
- Complete SIP Forum SIPconnect 1.1 Certification Testing Program Application Form and send to SIP Forum Managing Director for committee review
- If approved, complete and submit License Agreement to SIP Forum
- Review, sign and submit IOL SIPconnect Test Service Agreement (PDF) to SIP Forum
- Invoice will be issued by SIP Forum and Program Participant Pays Testing Fee
- Request account from IOL (URL will be provided to participant directly)
- IOL activates account when the testing fee payment has processed, and Test Service Agreement signed
- View/Update Reservation for testing (URL will be provided to participant directly)
- Run Pre-Testing as Desired (either remote or on-site) (See Remote Testing Guide)
- Official Certification Testing commences as scheduled
- Official Testing Report issued at completion of testing by UNH-IOL
- Official notice of compliance or non-compliance issued to participant by SIP Forum
- Upon successful passing test, countersigned License Agreement will be returned to participant by SIP Forum
- If product or service offering does not pass testing, Program participant may request and schedule a retest within 6 months and repeat process from step 8 above.
Certification Committee members will review applications and return a response to the applicant with one of the following choices: approved, approval contingent upon confirmation of eligibility, or not approved. Certification Committee members will be given a period of two weeks to return a response.
Applications and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
SIPconnect Certification Testing Program Founding Sponsors
The SIP Forum is grateful for the support of the following companies that have contributed funds to the development and ongoing operation of this program:
Founded in October 2002, Edgewater Networks is a market leader in enabling IP-based voice, video and data services. Service providers and enterprises of all sizes use Edgewater Networks solutions to simplify customer premise configurations for quick and smooth installations, reduce time to market and deliver rapid return on invested capital. The company helps customers deliver intelligence at the network edge with its Network Edge Orchestration platform that includes Intelligent Edge ESBCs and QuickConnect certification program, and the EdgeView Service Control Center. To learn more, please visit www.edgewaternetworks.com or follow us on Twitter at @ewn_inc.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, Huawei has established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Huawei ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.
Spectrum Enterprise, a division of Charter Communications, is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. The broad Spectrum Enterprise portfolio includes networking and managed services solutions: Internet access, Ethernet access and networks, Voice and TV solutions, Managed Application, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Hosting Services. Our industry-leading team of experts works closely with clients to achieve greater business success by providing these right-fit solutions designed to meet their evolving needs. For more information, visit enterprise.spectrum.com..
Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our customers range in size from 5 employees to 500,000+ employees. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. The result is a transformation of how the enterprise communicates and collaborates that amplifies collective effort, energizes the business, improves employee satisfaction and enhances business performance. Unify has a strong heritage of product reliability, innovation, open standards and security. Our OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group’s global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. Unify is an Atos company. For more information, please visit www.unify.com.