Digital Devices

Digital Devices

Comtest provides complete compliance testing and certification for all digital devices to be sold on global markets.

Devices include:

  • Corded or DECT Phones
  • Hands-free and Conference Devices
  • Head-sets
  • ISDN systems
  • E1 systems
  • PABX Interfaces
  • xDSL Modems, Splitters and Filters
  • VoIP Devices
  • Integrated Access Devices
  • Other Broadband Devices
ADSL / SHDSL Modems, Routers and Splitters

ADSL / SHDSL modems and routers which connect directly to the telecommunications network or indirectly to a local DSLAM must comply with the requirements for Category A50 of the ACMA Telecommunications Labelling Notice.

The ACMA Telecommunications Labelling Notice requires ADSL Filters & Splitters to be assessed to determine the separation of ADSL signals from POTS signals and inserted losses of the filtering components. Telstra has also developed an ADSL Splitter specification (based on ETSI specifications) for the purpose certifying connection of these devices to the Telstra ADSL Network. Successful completion of testing to Telstra IP1149 (for CPE end) and Reference RCIT.0004 and subsequent certification by Telstra, will allow the ADSL Filter to be listed by Telstra.

VoIP Devices

VoIP telephones used with a PABX, PBX, Key System or other Private Voice Network (via Ethernet or other interfaces) must be tested to the relevant standards. One of the more recent developments in telecommunications is the use of the Internet Protocol (IP) for the carriage of voice communication over transmission links.

IP phones can be either a stand-alone handset that looks and feels familiar to a traditional analogue phone or a simulated phone that runs on a computer. A stand-alone IP phone that can be connected to a customer's switching system or gateway service, is regarded as a system integral terminal (SIT) and required to comply with applicable ACMA standards as identified by Schedule 1 of the Telecommunications Labelling Notice. A "software" phone on a computer that only connects to the Internet via a customer's Internet Service Provider is exempted from the requirements of the Labelling Notice (see Schedule 2).

VDSL in Australia

VDSL is not a service supported by Australian carriers and is not a network interface listed in the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Telecommunications Labelling Notice. As a result, VDSL Circuits cannot share existing telecommunications building cabling, and must have separate cabling. This is an ACMA requirement referenced in AS/ACIF S009 and associated Note 2 - Cannot interfere with other telecommunications services. Therefore VDSL products are not applicable for A-tick at this time.

IP PABX Systems

An IP PABX may be supplied with varying configurations to allow connection to other parties. IP PABX systems will require A-tick where telephony connection is made to other parties via a standard telecommunications network, including via a remote IP Gateway or a direct interface of the PABX. Direct interfaces include those such as FXO, E1 and ISDN for connecting directly to the telecommunications network. Applicable categories may include A1, A9, A11 and B31 of the ACMA Telecommunications Labelling Notice.

Integrated Access Devices (IADs)

Customer equipment that has interfaces for telephone extensions is covered under Category B31 of the Telecommunications Labelling Notice. Category B31 identifies an interface on customer equipment that provides the functionality of an extension port or tie-line port as defined in AS/ACIF S003. This includes equipment that has an ethernet, hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) or optical connection, where telephony services are provided via an extension port that supports an item of terminal equipment such as a telephone, fax machine or answering machine.


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