Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice Programs
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Voice-Enterprise: Voice quality and bandwidth management tools for the enterprise
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise defines the requirements for enterprise-grade voice quality, mobility, power saving and security. The Voice-Enterprise program is designed to meet the needs of enterprise networks that are larger in size, require support for advanced WPA2™-Enterprise security mechanisms, support fast transitions between APs and management tools for voice applications.
The Voice-Enterprise program requires certification for WMM®-Admission Control, providing bandwidth management tools for optimizing voice delivery. WMM-Admission Control manages traffic streams depending on the availability of network resources, taking into account network load and channel conditions.
With the Wi-Fi Voice-Personal certification program as a foundation, Voice-Enterprise certification testing adds support for mobility within large Wi-Fi networks. It leverages the Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM), WMM-Power Save, and WMM-Admission Control certification programs for quality of service (QoS), the enterprise-grade security provided by Wi-Fi Protected Access® 2 (WPA2) Enterprise, plus radio resource measurement, fast basic service set (BSS) transition, and wireless network management features.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Personal
Wi‑Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Personal tests the performance of voice applications under real-life conditions that include both voice and data traffic streams, in network configurations that are common in home and small office environments. To achieve certification, client devices and access points must perform above set thresholds for packet loss, latency and jitter, to help ensure good voice quality. To take advantage of the enhanced support for voice applications, both the client device and the access point must be Wi‑Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Personal.