The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, recently announced the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has added ioXt security certification to its Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements (Version 5), also known as NLC5. Along with ioXt, NLC5 offers a full breakdown of all DLC-recognized cybersecurity certification options that are specifically designed for interior and exterior NLC systems associated with commercial and industrial buildings, roadways, and exterior environments.
Adding ioXt as an option to the DLC’s Cybersecurity Standards list allows commercial lighting manufacturers to provide proof of cybersecurity standard compliance via an ioXt certificate or letter from one if its accredited testing organizations.
With increased demands for safer products, the ioXt Alliance has joined together major manufacturers, carriers, tech companies and various industry organizations to ensure device security for all end-users through its global standards. Devices are put through its rigorous Certification Program and are evaluated against each of the eight ioXt pledge principles, with clear guidelines for quantifying the appropriate level of security needed for a specific device, through either manufacturer attestation or through one of the Alliance’s four Authorized Labs. Once a device passes the tests, it is given the ioXt SmartCert label.