PICS Tool

A web-based user interface to read and write XML PICS (Protocol implementation Conformance Statement) documents.

Certification Process. Streamlined.

The PICS Tool is a web tool built by CSA to facilitate the creation of protocol conformance documents used in the product certification process. The PICS Tool saves time and improves accuracy when preparing documentation for the functionality of a device, and since a given device may potentially support hundreds of protocol features, it streamlines the process of validating dependency features and ensures the device supports all critical functionality before it is submitted for certification. The PICS Tool is free for both members and non-members, no account required.

Saves Time

Ensures that devices haven’t missed support for any critical functionality before submitting for certification and streamlines the process of validating dependency features, saving valuable time.

Improves Accuracy

Decreases the margin for error when preparing documentation for the functionality of a device.

Easy to Use

Easy-to-read interface and helpful tips on device feature combinations, offering the fastest and easiest way to prepare the documents needed for each product to be certified.

Access The PICS Tool

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Accessible User Guide

There is a helpful User Guide available under the Menu on the tool’s landing page. For CSA members, access to XML PICS templates for CSA technologies linked in the PICS tool are available for download through their Member Login.

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Easy Interface

Use the PICS Tool as part of the product certification journey to read and write XML PICS in a user-friendly way. With an easy-to-read interface and helpful tips on device feature combinations, it’s the fastest and easiest way for members to prepare the necessary supporting documents needed for each product undergoing certification.

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Benefits of Certification

Product Certification offers tangible acknowledgement of compliance to a CSA specification and shows interoperability in the respective program. Learn more about the process and benefits of product certification.

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