The number of wireless devices we use on a daily basis is growing exponentially. Automotive components, wearables, medical devices, consumer electronics – all might use wireless technologies like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to process information. Manufacturers implemented wireless technologies into their products are now facing an increased need for certification/homologation before they are able to launch their products. In this process, the biggest challenge for manufacturers still exists: Who can help me with a global certification strategy?
There is no single certification program which gives manufacturers the possibility to certify a product globally.
CETECOM certifies to international and local standards for a wide range of industries and technologies – whether you are looking for a regulatory approval or the approval of a private certification regime. We can perform the necessary tests and manage the entire certification process from start to finish, helping you get your product into its target markets quickly.
The CE marking is mandatory to bring a product to the EU market. By affixing the CE marking, the manufacturer asserts that the product complies with the relevant European product compliance rules.
An FCC certification is required for manufacturers to market products on the American market. Without an FCC certification, the market launch of devices in the USA is not possible.
A FCC certification is not enough for a market launch in Canada. Approval according to the ISED Canada program is required.
For the market approval of telecommunication products in Japan, a certification according to the specifications of the MIC is necessary and are carried out by the recognized certification bodies (RCBs).
If your target market is not covered by mutually recognized standards or agreements, our International Type Approval (ITA) team can carry out the certification process with local authorities.
eCall will become mandatory for all new models of passenger cars (M1) and light commercial vehicles (N1) from April 2018 onwards. CETECOM helps ensure compliance with regulations and supports your market approval.
The ERA-GLONASS certification is necessary for the Eurasian Customs Union with countries like Russia, Armenia or Belarus. CETECOM offers approved ERA-GLONASS pre-testing and takes over project management for the official certification process in Russia.
The GCF conformity ensures high reliability and functionality with UMTS and GSM / GPRS mobile networks. Wireless operators benefit from the fact that GCF-certified devices work optimally on networks and provide customers with seamless roaming.
The CTIA – The Wireless Association® - represents the interests of telecommunication companies by defining, among other things, test plans for the implementation of certification programs for wireless devices.
A PTCRB certification is now a prerequisite for the sale of mobile telephones in the North American market. CETECOM operates PTCRB accredited facilities in Europe, North America and Asia and offers the complete portfolio for a PTCRB certification.
The VCCI program for electromagnetic compatibility is voluntary but is largely supported by the Japanese industry. CETECOM is currently being appointed by the VCCI as a test center for the entire technical scope.
Bluetooth SIG Certification
In addition to the regulatory approvals for Bluetooth products, certification is also required according to the requirements of the Bluetooth SIG for market introduction
Wi-FI Alliance Certification
As part of the Wi-Fi Alliance certification, devices are subjected to various tests. Not only is Wi-Fi functionality tested, but interoperability with other Wi-Fi® certified products is tested as well.