2014年1月12日 星期日

What is the influence of new BT listing process if I am building up the products based on BT4.0 Module?

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.0 Module Supplier based on nRF51822 Solution
http://www.raytac.com/products.php?subid=16

SIG announced the new Listing Regulation which will be effected from 2014/2/1.
As mostly BT relating products builder is outsourcing BT4.0 module to equipped, the
2014/2/1 revision will bring a different listing way.

To have simple and quick reference for all our customers, Raytac Corporation quoted and summarized SIG's reply in module's part as below

Can a third party purchase 3rd party's Bluetooth module (full board and enclosure) and implement into their product refer to that 3rd party's Declaration ID? Is there a fee for this?
In this instance, the Bluetooth module builder/supplier would create a Declaration listing (with unique Declaration ID) referencing the QDID of the module. When another Member purchases and implements the module into a Product, they would create their own Declaration listing (with unique Declaration ID) referencing the same QDID. Both Members would have their own Declaration listing and ID but reference the same QDID.

Can a module manufacturer has his listing translate for free to the end products customers?
If your customers implement your module to build a new product or represent the module as their own, they are required to complete their own Declaration listing with a unique Declaration ID.

If there is a module which been used in multiple products, is the cost $8k for the module and $0 for the products?
Essentially, yes. The fee to create a new Declaration listing referencing a new or existing QDID (e.g. module) is $8k for Adopter member. The Declaration may include multiple Products within the Product List if the same Compliant Portion is implemented in each.

Declaration ID VS Products List
If I'm the Declaration ID or QDID owner, there is no cost when I add an identical end product model, no listing fee/Declaration ID purchase is needed. 

A single Declaration ID may include multiple Products in the Product List if each Product implements the same Compliant Portion/QDID.

To change the color of the product from red to blue, do I need to pay a listing fee?
No, a single listing may include multiple products/models in the Declaration’s Product List if they implement the same Compliant Portion.

Imagine I have developed a product A and paid the listing fee. If I put that product into a product B (the Bluetooth part would stay the same), do I have to pay the fee again? If no, does it make a difference If I made product A by myself or if I brought it from someone else?
No, a single listing may include multiple products/models in the Declaration’s Product List if they implement the same Compliant Portion.
If the Member is manufacturing both Product A and B they would create unique QDID and purchase Declaration ID for Product A. Once Product A has been listed and the Member uses it to create Product B, they would add Product B to the same Declaration – one listing including two Products.

If the Member does not manufacturer Product A, Product A must first be listed with a unique QDID and Declaration ID by the original manufacturer before it may be referenced by others. Once Product A is listed, Members may create their own Declaration listing (e.g. Product B) referencing Product A’s QDID - one listing including one Product.

Finished Products Brand holder need to pay the Declaration Fee?
Members rebranding the Product as their own are required to purchase a Declaration ID and create a listing referencing the implemented QDID(s).

For Example,
We are an Adopter member and reseller of finished Bluetooth products with qualified designs. Currently we use the existing QDIDs from our suppliers to apply for EPLs at no cost. How does the new fee structure affect us?
A fee will now be applied in this scenario. Members rebranding the Product as their own are required to purchase a Declaration ID and create a listing referencing the implemented QDID(s).

Do we need a new declaration if we remove an optional feature from a qualified product?
If the Qualified Design was originally designed to allow for the removal of optional features, also known as “Subset,” then a Member company may create and reference a Subset of the design within their listing for no additional fee.

In the case which a Compliant Portion that has all profiles, but a customer that uses that only uses a subset of the profiles. Can this product be added to the list of products using this Compliant Portion?
Yes, once Members have a Declaration ID they will be able to create and reference a Subset of a Compliant Portion in their listing for no additional fee.

Is a module a compliant portion?
Yes, a module can be considered a Compliant Portion as it is the specific portions of a Product that implements the Bluetooth functionality.
A module is also considered a Product by definition: “A Compliant Portion OR an implementation of a Compliant Portion combined with any enabling technologies necessary to make or use the Product.”




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