Anyone who wishes to launch products successfully into local or international markets needs the correct authorizations. In many cases compliance conditions for particular markets differ from country to country.
CTC advanced can help you to manage the conformity processes all around the world – whether it is the United States, the European Union, Asia Pacific or elsewhere. With our extensive global accreditations, recognitions and worldwide contacts with decisive authorities, we are familiar with the standards, directives and access requirements in any market you target.
USA / DE 0001 / Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB)
In the U.S., a product has to be tested according to the regulatory requirements set by the respective government agency, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). CTC advanced is recognized by the FCC as TCB. To obtain an approval, a product has to be tested according to FCC standards that are applicable to the device’s radios and integrated technologies. CTC advanced as TCB has the authority to review and grant the test results on behalf of the FCC.
CTC advanced provides testing and approval services according to all the FCC standards including:
- FCC PART 22, 24 & 27 for GSM/WCDMA devices
- FCC PART 15.247 for Bluetooth devices and WLAN (2.4 GHz)
- FCC PART 15.407 for WLAN 802.11a (5GHz)
- FCC part 15.245 (902-928 MHz band, ISM bands)
- FCC PART 15.225 for RFID (13.56 MHz)
- FCC PART 25 for Satellite communications devices
- FCC PART 90 for Private land mobile devices
- FCC PART 95 for Personal radio devices
Canada / DE 0001 / Foreign Certification Body (FCB)
Testing and certification according to regulatory requirements set by the appropriate government agency, for the Canadian market the, ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada) is a necessary condition for market launch. In an effort to make the certification process more efficient for manufacturers in and outside Canada, ISED has appointed Foreign Certifications Bodies (FCB). CTC advanced as FCB has the authority to review and grant an application for Certification on behalf of ISED.
CTC advanced offers testing and approval services according to all major ISED standards like:
- RSS-132, -133, -139, -195 & -199 for GSM/WCDMA/LTE devices
- RSS-210 for License-exempt radios
- RSS-247 for Bluetooth classic, LE, WLAN 802.11a, b, g, n, ac
- RSS-170 for Satellite Earth Stations
- RSS-211 for Level Probing Radar EquipmentRSS-216 for Wireless Power
Transfer DevicesRSS-244 for Medical Devices And many more
- RSS-251 for Field Disturbance Sensors
(Vehicular and/or Airport Fixed Radar)
- RSS-220 for Devices Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology
- RSS-213 for 2 GHz Licence-Exempt PCS Devices (DECT)
EUROPE / CE 0682
Notified Body according to the EU RE Directive
When a product is provided with a CE Mark the product can legally be sold within the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Area (EFTA). The European Union introduced the CE Marking scheme to make trade easier and cheaper between EU countries. By affixing the CE Mark the manufacturer claims that a product conforms to the minimum legal requirements.
CTC advanced is Notified Body for various relevant EU Directives
- Radio Equipment (RE) Directive 2014/53/EU
Japan / 202 / Registered Certification Body / MIC and VCCI
Any telecommunications equipment sold in Japan must conform to the Radio Law or/and Telecommunications Business Law and related cabinet orders, ordinances and other regulations. In principle equipment must be presented to recognized institutions allowed to perform conformity testing and certification. In an effort to make the certification process with regards to the Radio Law or/and Telecommunications Business Law more efficient for manufacturers in and outside Japan, MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) has appointed CTC advanced as a so-called Recognized Certifications Bodies (RCB).
CTC advanced provides testing and approval services according to all relevant technical requirements for:
- Extremely low power radio equipment
- Type 1, 2 & 3 Specified radio equipment
- Terminal equipment
Regulatory requirements as to electromagnetic radiation generated by IT-equipment are well established in Japan, but their implementation differs completely from that in other countries. Emission control is carried out on a voluntary basis, under the supervision of VCCI. The program is voluntary, however, it is widely supported by the Japanese industry, and the meeting of this criteria, as evidenced by the application of the VCCI compliance label, is increasingly perceived as an indication of product quality.
CTC advanced is currently appointed by VCCI as test facility for the whole technical scope such as:
- Radiation measurements at a 10 m site
- Main ports conducted interference measurements
- Telecommunication ports conducted interference measurements.
Obtaining VCCI compliance through the services of CTC advanced offers following advantages:
- you can apply in English, French or German language for VCCI services
- you can attend to testing at CTC advanced´s facility located in the centre of Europe
All other countries / International Type Approval for more than 180 countries of the world
When your target market is not covered by mutual recognized standards or agreements, our specialized team for International Type Approval (ITA) can handle the certification process with the responsible authorities on location.
On the basis of many years of successful approval handling and long-standing contacts with official approval bodies around the world, CTC advanced can test and certify according to regulatory requirements of virtually any market you plan to enter: efficiently and cost-effectively.
Given the wide range of industries and technologies which are served by CTC advanced, our Certification department consists of a multinational team of approval specialists with a high level of technical expertise. Following languages are – among others – covered by native speakers, also guaranteeing that peculiarities due to cultural differences are taken into account: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi.
Let CTC advanced manage and streamline the conformance process to ensure the timely insertion of your products onto its target market. Following your specific requirements we assume an intermediary function between the manufacturer and the local authority’s location in the target country, helping you reduce time-to-market and save overall cost.
CTC advanced‘s certification department successfully established its quality management system according to the highest defined quality standards and holds an ISO 9001 certification issued by TÜV Nord.