Telecommunication Certification Approval
Global Market Approvals for U.S., Canada, Taiwan and Europe
The converging radio, telecommunication and IT technologies have resulted in a demand for globally adopted standards and specifications. To be successful and stay ahead of your competitors, it is necessary for your products to comply with the current regulatory requirements of your target markets. From the outset of your project, working with knowledgeable professionals located in key business areas within America, Asia and Europe, can provide that initial guidance and keep compliance costs to a minimum.
Bureau Veritas Electrical, with its global reputation for value-added services, can partner with a manufacturer, retailer or importer of radio, telecommunications or IT equipment to achieve multiple goals. Our assistance can help a company be first-to-market with compliant products, or demonstrate that your consumer electronics are among the best in their class, or achieve faster access to worldwide markets. Our experienced engineers have been involved in the evolution of telecommunications compliance since the mid-1980s and have successfully tested hundreds of types of telecom products.
Bureau Veritas offers worldwide telecommunications approvals management, including certification and product testing. Our certification bodies are located in Massachusetts (www.curtis-straus.com) and Taiwan. Testing services are provided by Bureau Veritas Electrical in China, Taiwan, France and Germany.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Reputation Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a leading global quality assurance provider with more than 40,000 employees operating out of 900 offices and laboratories in over 140 countries.
Worldwide Locations With locations close to sourcing areas in over 40 countries, we offer you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.
Technical Knowledge & Leadership Our staff participates in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in safety requirements and testing methods.
Personal Personalized Service At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer you customized and specialized services to meet your quality assurance needs throughout your supply chain. Providing you with the highest levels of service is a priority for us.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
To which products do the FCC regulations apply?
FCC regulations apply to electrical and electronic products that may produce radio frequency pollution. Two main types of products covered are “Intentional Radiators” and “Unintentional Radiators.” An Intentional Radiator is a device that broadcasts radio energy (not infrared or ultrasonic energy) to perform its function and include products such as cell phones, CB radios, walkie-talkies, wireless connections, Bluetooth connections, short range broadcast equipment, and wireless key-access systems.
An Unintentional Radiator is an electronic digital or radio device that, because of the rapid oscillation of electric current in the device, produces radio signals that are broadcast through space or conducted along power lines. Examples of Unintentional Radiators are: television sets, computers, electronic games, radar detectors, digital cameras, USB peripherals, radios, digital clocks, musical equipment, and MP3 devices.
As a retailer, why should I be concerned about FCC regulations?
There are several reasons for compliance with FCC regulations. Primarily, in the U.S. it is illegal to import, sell, or operate electronic devices that have not undergone the required equipment authorization procedure. Merchandise that is deemed illegal can be subject to forfeiture, and the responsible party fined. Products imported without FCC certification can also be held back at Customs and/or result in consumer concerns.
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