Advanced Compliance Solutions, Inc. (ACS) announced the successful completion of an audit including the new EN 300 328 v1.8.1 wireless device standards. ACS is one of a few test labs in the US to earn this expanded accreditation.
Beginning January 1, 2015, more rigorous CE mark requirements will apply to all 2.4GHz low-power radio devices sold or used in Europe – including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee. The immense popularity of wireless technologies has crowded the 2.4GHz frequency band. The EN 300 328 v1.8.1 standard was created to help alleviate this issue by making it easier for wireless technologies to co-exist in the 2.4GHz band.
Manufacturers of these wireless and mobile devices are scrambling to ensure their products meet the revised European product standard. The new requirements, which involve more complex testing, are targeted at improving the efficient use of the 2.4GHz ISM band as well as the quality of data transmission within it, while also encouraging use of the 5GHz band.
Numerous global organizations, including Synapse Wireless, trust ACS’s testing capabilities at its world-class labs. “We have already used ACS to perform the EN 300 328 v1.8.1 testing for our wireless technologies. We wanted to be early to market with a product that complied with the new standard and ACS was there to help us,” said Christopher Messick, Compliance Engineer at Synapse.
“Given the evolving nature of our technology, it was great to find a lab in the US who could test for this new standard, and do such a great job at it,” continued Messick. “Their engineers really understood what was required, were able to communicate those requirements to us, and made the certification process extremely smooth,” he concluded.
To learn more about testing for this new standard, visit www.acstestlab.com.