Sigfox Ready Certification

This page is dedicated to the Sigfox Ready certification: details and offers. For more generic information check the Certifications page.

Sigfox Ready Description

The Sigfox Ready certification is required for any device to be connected to Sigfox network. A device candidate for the Sigfox Ready certification must comply to Sigfox Specifications (Sigfox RF & protocol and Sigfox radiated performance).  Detailled infomation can be found in the Sigfox Certification handbook

There are two ways to achieve Sigfox Ready Certification:

  • Full approach: All Sigfox tests (RF & Protocol and Radiated Performance) are executed on the device. 
  • Modular approach: Only Radiated Performance tests are executed on the device. Evidence of compliance to RF & Protocol specifications are inherited from a Sigfox Verified modular design (module or ref. design).

The outcomes of the Sigfox Ready certification for the partner are:

  • A certificate allowing to register the devices on the Sigfox network.
  • Access to the Sigfox Partner Network to advertise the company and its products.
  • The right to use the Sigfox Ready™ logo for the packaging & communication material.

See the Sigfox Certification Process section to get an overview of the steps to follow.

Sigfox Ready offers

 There are different cases depending on the Partner's project and history:

  • First submission for Sigfox Ready certification.
  • Subsequent unrelated device submitted by the same company.

In addition to the main certification offer, three offers are available to ease the creation of variants or series of already-certified devices:

  • "Similar" offer, applies to a device based on an existing Sigfox Ready device which received changes that do not affect its RF communication part. Typically applicable for a series of products.
  • "Derived" offer, applies to a device based on an existing Sigfox Ready device solely modified to support one or several additional RCs. Such "Derived" device must keep the same commercial name and must implement the same use-case(s) as the initial Sigfox Ready device.
  • "Upgrade" offer, applies to a version of an existing Sigfox Ready device where major changes have been applied while keeping the same model name (reference) and same RC.

One Derived or Similarity certification offer can encompass several derived/similar devices (if submitted all together). See below for more information.
All prices exclude taxes. Certification filling fees are paid to Sigfox.
Testing costs not included, to be paid directly to the local test house.

Understanding the offers

For any new device you're bringing to the market, you will have to go through a full Certification Process. 

If your new device supports multiple RCs with the same hardware, there is only one certification to perform (but with one test report from your test house for every supported RC).

If you have created a new device based on a previously Sigfox Ready certified one, you can apply to these cases:

  • If you've only changed the module for a different RC, and maybe changed the antenna, then you can apply to the "Derived" Device certification. Note that you still need your device to be tested with your test house. 
  • If you've kept the same RF design, but only changed a sensor, then you can apply to the "Similar" Device Certification. In this case, no radiation tests are needed since RF hasn't changed.

 About the Derived/Similarity Device offer

 If you submit several devices for the Derived or Similarity certification, you will only pay for the first Derived or Similar device – the other Derived or Similar ones will be certified free of charge.

Case 1: Let's say you have one device that you want to be certified for all current RCs – RC1 through RC6. That means you can use the following offers: 

  • RC1 deviceFirst Device offer or Subsequent New Device offer, depending on whether or not this is your company's first ever Sigfox certification (1500€ or 1000€).
  • RC2 deviceDerived Device offer (500€).
  • RC3RC4RC5, and RC6 devices: Free of charge, if you submit all Derived devices (here, RC2 to RC6) at the same time.

Case 2: Let's say you have one device that you want to be certified for 5 different sensors. That means you can use the following offers: 

  • RC1 deviceFirst Device offer or Subsequent New Device offer, depending on whether or not this is your company's first ever Sigfox certification (1500€ or 1000€).
  • RC1 device with another sensorSimilarity Device offer (500€).
  • 3 other devices with different sensors: Free of charge, if you submit all Similar devices at the same time.

 Note: you can use the same “similarity checklist” for all the similar devices, and if you have many variants, they can be submitted as one similar product on Build.

To help you better understand which offer is the best fit for your situation, we have devised this decision tree: