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NG9-1-1 Testing Programs

In support of the rollout of NG9-1-1, a series of are envisioned. The five programs are formally part of the NG9-1-1 Project. A PDF version of this chart is available for download.

Positioning of NENA NG9-1-1 Evaluation and Testing Activities

Future Path Plan Compliance Process

(FPP compliance)

NG9-1-1 Industry Collaboration Events (ICE)

NG9-1-1 Product Certification

Beta

First Office Application (FOA)

Status

Available

First event completed, subsequent events in planning

Still in concept phase

Planning

TBD

What gets evaluated

Product plans and/or architectures

Products

Products

Specific configurations of the NG9-1-1 System specified by the customer

Specific configurations of the NG9-1-1 System specified by the customer

Appropriate at what phase of product dev. cycle

Product concept phase. Prior to development investment

Early prototypes to production-ready products

Production products

Production products, test environment at customer

Production products, production customer environment

Format

Vendor submits product plans to a group of independent expert reviewers

Vendors test the interoperability of their products with those from other vendors

Vendors submit their products to a rigorous test suite.

Customer invites selected vendors to participate

Customer invites selected vendors to participate

Results

Experts score the vendor plan and determine if the planned products are compliant, conditionally compliant or not compliant.

Vendors determine how interoperable their products are an use this information to guide product development

Products that pass the testing are certified. Those that don’t pass are not.

Summarized results available publicly

Summarized results available publicly

External reporting

Positive results are published if the vendor desires such publication, and vendors are free to market the fact that the plan s FPP compliant

Only summary results of the overall event are published. Feedback to the standards groups is also gathered and delivered

NENA and the vendor publish & promote products that are certified

See above

See above


Role of technical standards

Submissions are evaluated for compliance with the five FPP criteria, using the appropriate NENA standards, or other applicable documentation.

All standards currently available, even in draft form, are used. These include standards developed in NENA Tech committees and other SDOs including IETF, TIA, ATIS?ESIF, etc.

All final standards. These include standards developed in NENA Tech committees and other SDOs including IETF, TIA, ATIS?ESIF, etc.

All final standards. These include standards developed in NENA Tech committees and other SDOs including IETF, TIA, ATIS?ESIF, etc.

All final standards. These include standards developed in NENA Tech committees and other SDOs including IETF, TIA, ATIS?ESIF, etc.

Role of operational standards

N/A

N/A

N/A

All operational standards will be exercised

All operational standards will be exercised

Governing Body

NENA sponsors this program and it is governed and delivered via the NENA Tech & Ops Committees

NENA sponsors this program. It is managed by a Steering Committee made up of a broad cross section of industry stakeholders

TBD

Customer and NENA

Customer and NENA


Relationship between Programs

FPP compliance has no prerequisites, however, it is a component of the Certification Program

ICE has no prerequisites and is not the prerequisite of any other program

Certification includes FPP Compliance but it is not a prerequisite of any other program

Builds on previous programs

Builds on previous programs


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