Interoperability Verification Testing
(IVT) offered under the program is designed to allow developers to demonstrate the interoperability of their products (application software and/or hardware) with Cisco technologies. View this diagram to understand the IVT process.
IVT varies by technology. To learn more about IVT for a particular technology, please refer to the respective Developer Center.
Automation Solutions Developer Partners should apply for Interoperability Verification Testing (IVT) for interoperability with the Smart+Connected Residential Solution after accepting the CDN Agreement at the CDN Portal.
The Automation Solutions technology category utilizes testing through Cisco Partner Control4 as the IVT Lab for validating interoperability. CDN partners will develop drivers for integration, interoperability, or compatibility with the Cisco Smart+Connected Residential Solution using a variety of Software Development Kits and Application Program Interfaces available on the Automation technology category CDN Portal.
Smart+Connected Residential requires partner products that enhance the capabilities of the overall solution. Typically, this includes controlled devices including but not limited to lighting, door locks, sensors and media servers. Cisco Developer Network partners that are interested in software development and integration with the Cisco Smart+Connected Residential Solution are required to submit an IVT application through the standard IVT process.
IVT for the Smart+Connected Residential Solution requires that the partner provide all relevant products, software and drivers to the test facility. The CDN partner must provide 2 units of each device requiring certification - one will be used for Quality Assurance on an ongoing basis and one will be used to support diagnosis and problem resolution. In addition the partner must provide a working copy of the driver that will be certified.
It is highly recommended that the CDN partner prepare for the test by conducting their own tests through staging all equipment, software and drivers prior to the test date. The CDN partner should also have a staff member, email alias or technical support available to answer questions regarding the products and/or software during the test plan development and execution. Partnering in this way will assure that the cost of the IVT is minimized and the outcomes optimized.
- Lighting Load Controllers
- Door Locks
- DVD, CD and VCR
Cost of testing varies but is typically from $1800 – 4500 per device tested and certified, depending on scope and complexity.
Testing participation requires a CDN membership, a registered product and a IVT Request. Test requests are submitted via the Developer Dashboard (link), under the Registered Products Tab. Select "Actions" and "Add New IVT" next to the product to be submitted for IVT. Detailed steps can be found in section 5.5 of Partner Application Instructions under "Additional Resources" at: http://developer.cisco.com/web/partner/join