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Certification FAQ

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  • How can I get a certification fee quoted?
  • Can I list my product on both the consumer directory and B2B directory? Is there any extra charge to be listed on both?
    • Yes, a product may be listed on both directories if you can demonstrate that you are actively selling to both consumer and business audiences (i.e. you sell a product under your own brand and also as a white label product for others to rebrand; or you sell fitness equipment to both home and club markets). 

      There is no extra charge to list on both directories.

  • My product supports many ANT+ device profiles, and the certification fee is fairly high. Can I only certify some of the profiles?
    • No.  For authorization to apply ANT+ brands, logos or wordmarks to any product  or claim ANT+ compatibility in any way,  all implemented profiles must be certified. 

      It is true that for hardware products, the more profiles implemented, the higher the certification charge, because the actual testing will be conducted. To ease the concern on the rising certification fees, there is a cap set below $4000 for ANT+ alliance members and $8000 for adopters.

      For phone apps and consumer downloadable software products, the certification fee remains the same regardless how many profiles are implemented.

  • My company is developing and manufacturing a product for another company. Can we certify the product on their behalf? Who is considered the product owner? How are fees assessed when more than one company is involved?
    • Yes, you may always coordinate a certification application on behalf of a customer, as long as your company is an ANT+ Adopter. There are few different cases: 

      • Case 1:  Your customer hired your company to develop the product and they own the design.  In this case, your customer is considered the “Product Owner” -- the product will be listed in your customer’s name, and fees are charged based on your customer’s membership level.

      To apply on their behalf, list your company as the “applicant” on the application form, and your customer as the “product owner”.  You determine who is invoiced in the Billing section of the form.

      • Case 2:  Your company owns the design and this customer is one of many that will brand and sell the design.  Your company may sell  the product as  a “certified ANT+ design” by following the process below:
      1. Your company certifies the design under your company name.  Fees will be charged based on your membership level.  Once certified, the design will be listed in your name on the B2B Guide. This is great exposure to prospective customers for your design
      2. Any customers that purchase this product and rebrand as their own can then apply for a ‘Type 2’ certification (previously certified product with cosmetic changes only), for rights to claim ANT+ interoperability, use the ANT+ logo and word mark on their branded product and collateral, and have the product listed in their name on  the consumer product directory.   Fees will be charged based on their membership level.

  • My phone app uses the Android ANT+ Plug-in and I want to claim ANT+ compatibility on my Web-Page and app listing. Do I need to apply for certification?
    • Yes, even if you use the Android ANT+ Plug-in released by ANT Wireless, or any ANT+ certified API by third party , certification is required  for authorization to  use the ANT+ logo or claim ANT+ compatibility within your app, on associated product web pages, app store listings or any other marketing collateral. The cost to certify an app is $50 for ANT+ adopters and free for ANT+ members.

  • Some of our vendors are ANT+ members, if they certify the products we purchase, is this all we will need?
    • ANT+ product certification consists of two parts: a technical test/review and a brand review. If you purchase any ANT+ certified product, such as a sensor or display device, from a vendor or third party manufacturer and re-brand it with your own logo or otherwise represent it as your own product, then your company is required to go through the type 2 certification for cosmetic change at a reduced cost. This provides you with approval to use the ANT+ logo or wordmark on the product or claim compatibility in any associated collateral, as well as a listing in the ANT+ Product Directory.

  • Our product has been certified at an earlier date, and we plan to add new ANT+ device profiles support in an upcoming software/firmware upgrade. What do I need to do to update my ANT+ directory listing?
    • Apply for a Type 2 certification for the new profiles added to your product.  Only the new, uncertified profiles will require testing.  Your directory listing will be updated upon successful completion.

  • In what situation can I request remote testing?
    • Remote testing is available on request under the following circumstances:
      • your product is large, heavy and expensive to  ship (i.e. fitness equipment)
      • your product is expensive to export (i.e. high value products)
      • you have another situation that  inhibits the shipment of a sample

      The remote certification test involves a video conference call in which your engineers will conduct the testing under the direction of an ANT+ test engineer. Data is recorded and collected for assessment (you will not be given results during the call – this will be provided at a later date in a certification report). 

      Additional charges apply for this type of testing.