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CETECOM ITA NEWSLETTER 02-2011

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» CETECOM ITA Database open now
» WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n available in Russia
» New approval authority in Indonesia
» MRA between USA and Mexico in progress
» New online registration system in Oman
» Conformity Evaluation Scheme Update in Korea
» Product Conformity based on Technical Regulation in Ukraine

CETECOM ITA Database open now

We are pleased to inform you about the release of the CETECOM ITA Database. From now on we can offer our worldwide staff and customers a unique online tool to share basic information regarding the International Type Approval process. The Database access is open from now for our customers to have initial trial runs free of charge. Please note that for this trial runs, the country selection is limited to 3 countries, standard access for sure grants access to all countries in the data base (about 180).

For your free trial account please contact:

Guido Bogler
Sales Manager

Tel. +49 681 598 8150
Fax +49 681 598 8175
Guido.Bogler@cetecom.com

Registration for the full access is open from now, too. Please contact Guido Bogler or your local CETECOM contact person for more informations, pricing and conditions.ict@cetecom.com

WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n available in Russia

The use of the technology 802.11 (WLAN 2,4 GHz; 1 and 2 Mbit/s), 802.11a (WLAN 5,8 GHz  up to a data transfer rate of 54 Мbit/s), 802.11b (WLAN in the frequency 2,4 GHz with a data transfer rate of 22 Мbit/s), 801.11g (WLAN 2,4GHz with a data transfer rate up to 108 Mbit/s), 802.11n (WLAN 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz with a data transfer rate up to 600 Мbit/s) was settled on 2010-09-14 in Moscow by the Minsvyaz Law № 124. http://new2010.minsvyaz.ru/common/upload/pr124-10.pdf

 

After the term of implementation most of Russian national laboratories have received their appropriate accreditations by now and are able to perform the required tests for WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n or only 802.11b/g/n. Access to these laboratories can easily be organised through CETECOM's ITA service.

New approval authority in Indonesia

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia decided to restructure the regulatory body Directorate General of Posts and Telecommunications (known as DGPT).
With the beginning of 2011 DGPT will be divided into two organizations as there are the Direktorat Jenderal Penyelenggaraan Pos dan Informatika (Directorate General of Posts and Informatics Operations - DGPIO) and Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya Pos dan Informatika (Directorate General of Posts and Informatics Resources - DGPIR). With this step the overloaded regulatory function within DGPT will be streamlined.

DGPIO will be the regulator of licensing in posts, telecommunications, multimedia and broadcastings including the task of pre and post licensing regulatory work whereas DGPIR will be the regulator of spectrum frequency management and standardization in posts, telecommunications, multimedia and broadcastings. Thus the type approval work will be one of DGPIRs tasks whereas the standardization work will be located at DGPIO.  As this restructuring process will for sure cause delays during the initialization phase we encourage all customers to adjust their approval projects for Indonesia accordingly.

As consequence from the restructuring the label for type approved devices has changed:

Formerly: (xxxx/POSTEL/YYYY)
New: (xxxx/SDPPI/YYYY)

xxxx: type approval Number
YYYY: Year of approval

MRA between USA and Mexico in progress

Bilateral Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) establish procedures for accepting test results or certificates issued by appointed institutes in the territory of another country for use in the conformity assessment. MRAs do not call for harmonisation of product or assessment requirements between partner states. Each party maintains its own legislation and regulatory demands.

The US and Mexico are one step closer to establishing a bilateral Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for the conformity assessment of telecom products. Procedures for accepting test results from laboratories or testing facilities in the territory of the partner state are in progress. It may take one to two years before the MRA can be finalised and implemented in full. Then, qualified accredited third-party U.S. testing laboratories will be able to apply to NIST for designation and recognition by Mexico and vice versa.

This will allow a manufacturer to test a product only once (according the technical regulations relevant in each country) and then have the test results accepted in the other partner state. The procedures covered by this MRA will not cover homologation (certification).

New online registration system in Oman

With the beginning of this year the approval authority in Oman TRA officially launched an electronic online registration services for any type approval matters. With the introduction of this new online system TRA is no longer accepting any application send via any other means than the electronic system. The first step in using the system is obtaining an appropriate user account which will only be assigned to a local company in Oman.

As the application handling through an online system is completely new to any applicant as well as to the authority himself we foresee some delays in the project clearing during the initial run.

Conformity Evaluation Scheme Update in Korea

The Radio Research Agency in Korea announced an update on the Conformity Evaluation Scheme for broadcasting and telecommunication equipment. The former schemes of type approval, type verification, type registration and electromagnetic compatibility registration were amended to the conformity evaluation system including the conformity certification, the conformity registration and the interim certification. Coming along with this update the former KCC marking system was changed to the new Conformity Evaluation Marking system which includes the necessity to label both on the equipment and also on the packaging of the equipment showing the KCC mark as presented below and the corresponding identification code.

  • The new conformity evaluation system now includes the possibility to omit some tests on wireless modules which are already KCC approved and are part of the final product.

  • Further, products falling under the type registration scheme are subject to EMC (emissions and immunity) and safety testing by July 01, 2011 and January 01, 2012 respectively.

For the classification of equipment in regards to the applicable approval scheme the following table may help:

  1. Equipment that may cause interferences with radio waves, have adverse influence on the human body or give influence on safety and service of communication networks are subject to the conformity certification scheme (e.g. ship radars, H/V/UHF-band transceivers, etc).

  2. Equipment that may cause less interference with radio waves or give less influence on human body is subject to the conformity registration scheme (e.g. RFID, personal computers, etc).

  3. New equipment without an applicable standard are subject to the interim certification which provisionally certifies a product on the condition that they do no harm to the radio wave environment nor the safety.

Product Conformity based on Technical Regulation in Ukraine

Since this year product conformity in Ukraine will be based on new technical regulation (TR):

From 2011 onwards: TR for EMC (acc. decision № 785, dated 29.07.2009 ) http://zakon.rada.gov.ua/cgi-bin/laws/main.cgi?nreg=785-2009-%EF

From 2012 onwards: TR for Low voltage Equipment (acc. decision № 1149, dated 29.10.2009) http://zakon.rada.gov.ua/cgi-bin/laws/main.cgi?nreg=1149-2009-%EF

From 2013 onwards: TR for R&TTE devices (acc. decision № 679, dated 24.06.2009) http://zakon.rada.gov.ua/cgi-bin/laws/main.cgi?nreg=679-2009-%EF

Devices categorized to be R&TTE equipment need not to follow the EMC TR № 785, see also chapter 4.

However the decision № 467 dated 14.10.2010, gives guidance on how to apply above for devices subject to conformity assessment based on the requirements of the technical regulation (TR) for Ukraine. http://www.dssu.gov.ua/document/144603/467.doc

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