Wireless products can now be tested in India to confirm compliance of the new European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) EN 300328v1. 8. 1 standard for the European Market effective 1st January, 2015.
Germany based TÜV Rheinland, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification, has announced that it has launched a new Wireless Testing System at its Bengaluru facility. TUV Rheinland can now test wireless products in India to confirm compliance of the new ETSI EN 300328v1. 8. 1 standard effective1st January, 2015 for the European Market.
This new wireless testing system will add to the existing state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. of TUV Rheinland’s laboratories in India, which includes 10 Meter anechoic chamber, SAR testing facilities, PV testing facilities and eventually make TUV Rheinland India, a self-sufficient one stop shop to offer a wide range of testing and certification services to help manufacturers and exporters access global markets.
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will be implementing a new set of compliance standards (ETSI EN 300328v1. 8. 1) for 2.4 GHz wireless products, effective 1st January, 2015. These changes were made to address the problems created by the huge number of wireless products operating at this band over the past many years. Examples would include products that have wireless protocols such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, WLAN and other proprietary protocols in 2.4/ 5GHz ISM frequency bands.
The new standards have redefined many of the test procedures and types of measurements required which calls for specialised capabilities and test equipments. TUV Rheinland’s new testing system has all the equipments and capabilities required in order to complete the certification of this new standard.
“With the introduction of this test system, TUV Rheinland India has become the only laboratory in India and one of the very few globally to facilitate these tests.” said Mr Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO and MD of TUV Rheinland India. “The growing demand in smart wireless device application in the domestic market along with the enormous potential in design and development of these technologies, has created a need to invest in such testing facilities and this will help us in penetrating deeper into these technologies which is the need of the hour.”
“Compliance can be achieved to Radio and Telecom Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) for European Union norms, in turn CE marking and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) certifications for North American market. Compliance to Indian requirements laid down by WPS (Wireless Planning & Co-ordination Wing) will also be possible with these facilities.” said Mr. Kalyan Varma, Vice President, Business Stream Products, TÜV Rheinland India.
About TÜV Rheinland India
TÜV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, pioneers in providing technical services worldwide for more than 142 years. Having started its operation in 1996 in India, the company is a part of the India, Middle East & Africa Group and caters to the Indian market as well as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives markets. TÜV Rheinland India with local headquarters at Bangalore is active in more than 100 locations in India. Being a prominent service provider in the Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification Industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India including the Photovoltaic, Softlines, Material & Food testing laboratories and Product Safety Laboratories with an EMC Chamber spread over an area of more than 1,00,000 Sqft. With this existing capability, TÜV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS& other European Regulation.
TÜV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts of an accredited Welding Institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of its employees. The Company has ambitious plans for setting up of Laboratories in other parts of India as well in the near future.
TÜV Rheinland has expertise to service business sectors like Pressure Equipments& Material Technology, Energy & Environment, Automotive Engineering, Type Approval, Solar & Fuel Cell Technology, Professional Training and Certification of Management Systems.