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Bluetooth® Qualification Testing and Consulting

Ensure device interoperability

About Bluetooth® Qualification

The Bluetooth Qualification process promotes interoperability by requiring members to confirm compliance to specifications through testing and documentation. If a company is making available a product that implements Bluetooth technology and/or uses any of the Bluetooth trademarks (including the word “Bluetooth”), it must become a Bluetooth SIG member and complete the Bluetooth Qualification Process.

Bluetooth® FAQs

our Bluetooth qualification Testing Capabilities

To sell Bluetooth products in any market, the equipment must comply with federal regulatory requirements. For Bluetooth devices, Bluetooth compliance and certification are also required.

With deep expertise and a vast global network of accredited product safety testing labs, TÜV SÜD can test and consult on Bluetooth products for clients to achieve improved customer satisfaction in the wireless certification industry. We provide Bluetooth SIG industry consultation and testing services including qualification and declaration support. We can also provide Bluetooth® testing services such as RF-PHY, profile conformance, debugging faults and interoperability testing to complement our regulatory compliance services.

Fees

All members are required to complete the Qualification and Declaration process, which includes payment of the Declaration fee through Bluetooth SIG’s online purchasing system. When payment is processed by the SIG, you will be issued a Declaration ID. The fees outlined in following table are in U.S. dollars (USD). If you have additional questions, please contact us.

FEES*

EXPLANATION

ASSOCIATE MEMBER USD

ADOPTER MEMBER USD

Declaration Fee

A Declaration fee must be paid for any new, changed, used or branded Bluetooth® product.

$4,000

$8,000

GATT-based Profile Client (app)

 Applications that support the client role only and implement one or more Bluetooth SIG adopted GATT-based Profiles are qualified as a Profile Subsystem product type.

 $100

 $100

PROFILE TUNING SUITE (PTS) FEES:

PTS Runtime Cost

The Profile Tuning Suite (PTS) is a software-based black-box testing tool that automates protocol and profile interoperability testing.

 Free

 Free

*Please refer to https://www.bluetooth.com/develop-with-bluetooth/join/membership-benefits/ for complete price list and details.

Membership Fees

Adopter Membership
Start by becoming an Adopter member. Membership is required to build products that use Bluetooth® technology, and Adopter membership includes the following benefits:

  • A license to build products using Bluetooth® technology under and in compliance with the Bluetooth Patent/Copyright License Agreement
  • A license to use the Bluetooth® trademarks on qualified products under and in compliance with the Bluetooth Trademark License Agreement
  • The ability to network and collaborate with tens of thousands of Bluetooth SIG members in a wide variety of industries—from chip manufacturers to application developers, device makers and service providers
  • The ability to participate in SIG expert groups, study groups, and sub groups within working groups
  • Access to tools such as the Profile Tuning Suite (PTS), providing protocol and interoperability testing

Associate Membership
After you join, explore upgrading to Associate membership. This allows your company to save money on qualifying your Bluetooth® products, as well as participate in the Bluetooth® specification development process through working groups and committees.

Bluetooth® Brand Guide & Logos

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) owns the Bluetooth® word mark, figure mark and combination mark (collectively, the Bluetooth® trademarks), and
protects the Bluetooth® trademarks through the brand enforcement program. In order for a company to use the trademarks, two things must happen:

  1. a company must be a member of the Bluetooth SIG and
  2. the goods offered must have completed the Bluetooth Qualification Process.

Members should always refer to the Bluetooth® brand guide when using the logos. Should you have any unanswered questions, submit a support request to the Bluetooth SIG brand manager.

Brand Enforcement Program

The Bluetooth® trademarks—including the BLUETOOTH® word mark, the figure mark (the runic “B” and oval design), and the combination mark (Bluetooth® word mark and design)—are owned by the Bluetooth SIG. Only members of the Bluetooth SIG with properly qualified and declared products may display, feature or use any of the trademarks. In order to protect the trademarks, the Bluetooth SIG administers an enforcement program that monitors the market and performs audits to ensure members using the trademarks are doing so in accordance with the Bluetooth® brand guide and in relation to goods and services that have successfully completed the qualification process.

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