CAT-iq-2

CAT-iq allows standard cordless DECT phones to be used for VoIP and other Internet-based services such as streaming audio and video. The CAT-iq standard defines protocols for the integration of Internet and telephony.

The main objective of this event was to verify the interoperability of basic functionality and services between the latest CAT-iq 2.0 products from different vendors and to provide feedback to the standardization activities of ETSI TC DECT.

During this event, participants exhibited a high level of interoperability between handsets and base stations of different manufacturers.  Testing efforts were focused on features with an high technical added value however device behaviour in case of Wideband VoIP calls or PSTN calls have also been covered.

A reliable level of interoperability was achieved between the different actors. It appears a majority of participants have improved their CAT-iq 2.0 products and their certification campaign will start a few months after this event.

During this event there were 35 tests per test session and 33 test session were submitted which leads to a total of 1155 tests which were to be executed. Form the 1155 tests a total of 787 tests were actually executed which leads to a ratio of ~69% of executed tests. This is above the fixed goal of more than 50%. This indicates that the improvements of the test specifications have produced the expected effects.

Through the daily wrap-up sessions, participants shared their opinions and 5 technical requirements emerged as requiring corrections. This data has been transmitted to the relevant standardization bodies.

The report of this event has been made available to TC DECT, who strongly support this activity and the success of this interoperability event was mentioned at the DECT World Conference held in Amsterdam in January 2011, where it was also announced that further interoperability events are planned for 2011.