The 3rd CAT-iq Plugtests Event will take place in Munich on September 28-30. The event will be organized in cooperation with ETSI, Dosch&Amand and the DECT Forum. Please see the invitation for the event.
The DECT Forum endorses the Connected Home World Summit 2011. This Informa Telecoms & Media event takes place in June 28-29 in London, UK. Ruth Wilson, Vice-Chair of the DECT Forum, will participate in the panel session “Estalishing Open Standards for the Connected” and will outline the view of the DECT/CAT-iq industry
(June 28, 5:10pm).
DECT Forum members who want to attend this summit will receive a discount of 15% on the registration fee.
Please fill in the priority code when registering: 138DC DECT
Please contact the DECT Forum Secretariat for any questions.
Please read more: http://www.dect.org/news.aspx?id=79
The CAT-iq Branding Workshop – in cooperation with Orange, HGI and CableLabs – has now been set forJune 30th 2011. Venue is Paris histed by Orange France Telecom. DECT Forum members are cordially invited to participate. In case of any questions please contact the DECT Forum Secretariat (email@example.com).
The DECT Forum, the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry, is pleased to announce that Gigaset Communications, Samsung Electronics, and VTech Telecommunications have successfully passed the CAT-iq 2.0 test program and achieved the qualification for the first certified CAT-iq 2.0 handsets.
The first three CAT-iq 2.0 certificates have been issued for different cordless phone vendors: CAT-iq 2.0 handsets from Gigaset Communications (Gigaset C300H iq), Samsung Electronics (SMT-W3510), and VTech Telecommunications (VTech Avant 5000) have successfully passed the Qualification Program.
CAT-iq 2.0 is the DECT Forum driven voice centric profile for next generation DECT technology. CAT-iq 2.0 offers HD voice, multiple lines, three party conferencing, call transfer, phonebook synchronization and many other features. CAT-iq 2.0 signifies the introduction of DECT into the home gateway giving it native IP connectivity and making it a true broadband wireless home networking technology. Its integration into the Home Gateway implies that it will initially carrier driven.
Many major European carriers are investing in the CAT-iq technology, so a certification program is a key criterion for the success of the industry and for the benefit of the end-customers. Interoperability between different handsets manufacturers is guaranteed when used on CAT-iq 2.0 certified base stations.
“The CAT-iq 2.0 Certification Program gives vendors the opportunity to enter the broadband VoIP market. This is a significant opportunity for carriers to offer more value add services like HD voice and multiple lines, supporting strategies to retain customer loyalty and win over new customers”, says Daniel Hartnett, Chairman CAT-iq Working Group within the DECT Forum.
The DECT Forum has appointed CETECOM (www.cetecom.com) and Nemko (www.nemko.com) official CAT-iq 2.0 certification test houses and certification bodies.
All certified CAT-iq products are listed here: www.cat-iq.org/certification.aspx
CAT-iq 2.0 Certification: The final release for the DA1220 tester V1.4.1 is available.
For further information please contact the DECT Forum Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Member of the DECT Forum,
The DECT Forum and HGI are facilitating a workshop on the Marketing of CAT-iq. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and gain consensus on which features of CAT-iq (including but not limited to HD voice) could be used to construct a compelling value proposition for the End-User, and how such a proposition could be successfully marketed and positioned.
Workshop participants are expected from the member companies of the DECT Forum and HGI and also from other interested organisations like CableLabs and associated operators.
During 2009/2010, the HGI and DECT Forum have cooperated to create a new industry standard called DECT CAT-iq (Cordless Advanced Technology), generating two release of the standard CAT -iq 2.0, CAT- iq 2.1, and an emerging market of home gateway with CAT-iq functionality and handsets working to this standard.
While CAT-iq has been well accepted as an internal industry brand, it is still not clear the brand would be used as such for the end customer. Also as new gateway devices are deployed by HGI members integrating CAT-iq 2.0, it is also questioned how these home gateway devices will market the new capability to end-customers. Also from the device manufacturers viewpoint, more and more handsets will be enabled with CAT-iq functionality, possibly also on platforms sold for PSTN, and again the question arises as to how to market to the end consumer. Following the DECT World Conference 2011 in Amsterdam, it was proposed to create a workshop to gather stakeholders relevant for this discussion.
Objectives of the workshop:
- Common industry branding of the technology, front of the box/back of the box
- Analysing the transition from PSTN market to CAT-iq market
- User Experience in connecting a phone on a home gateway
- Assuring quality: Compliance & Testing
A provisional date for the workshop has been set for 12th May, hosted by Orange France Telecom in Paris.
We would appreciate your quick feedback on your interest in attending the workshop. Full agenda and details will be provided once the date is confirmed.
Look forwards to hearing your positive response.
CAT-iq Developer Conference 2011
The 2nd International CAT-iq Developer Conference will take place onSeptember 20-21, 2011
in Eindhoven (Netherlands, High-Tech-Campus).
Please check regularly http://www.cat-iqconference.com or the DECT Forum websites http://www.dect.org and http://www.cat-iq.org for updates, the program, delegates’ benefits, sponsorship opportunities, etc.
The CAT-iq Developer Conference is an event by DECT Forum (in cooperation with Jakajima).
The DECT Forum and Informa Telecoms and Media announce that the registration is open for the 15th DECT World & CAT-iq Conference on January 26-27, 2011 in Amsterdam
Delegates of the 15th DECT World & CAT-iq Conference will see the Certification Program for CAT-iq 2.0 in place – a significant milestone for the wireless broadband industry as a whole. With manufacturers from all over the globe adopting the testing and licence process, the DECT Forum forecasts significant volume of CAT-iq 2.0 devices to be launched in 2011. Major European carriers will drive the deployment of CAT-iq 2.0 by integrating the technology into home gateways. End users will be able to purchase a CAT-iq 2.0 handset from any manufacturer for HD voice communication.
“There are certainly many reasons to join the DECT World & CAT-iq Conference in 2011. Meet key decision makers from customers and suppliers alike, make use of the numerous networking opportunities offered by this conference”, says Erich Kamperschroer, Chairman of the DECT Forum.
“In 2011 the DECT Forum will present the results of a DECT Industry Research Study which will be conducted and presented by Peter C. Verhoef, a well-reputed marketing professor of the University of Groningen.”