WE ARE CTC ADVANCED

The major features of CTC advanced are testing and certification of electronic devices with most advanced telecommunication interfaces. CTC advanced GmbH is versed in worldwide approval procedures and applies them professionally for a quick and independent homologation of their customers’ devices – no matter what industry they belong to. Measurements of radio interfaces, electromagnetic compatibility as well as electrical safety in labs accredited according to ISO 17025 provide the essential fundament of certification.

In CTC advanced’s environmental simulation labs products are being tested to verify their robustness towards environmental impact. They are even subjected to destructive examinations, e.g. during safety tests of batteries.

CTC advanced’s labs for “payment & identification” test and certify devices for cashless payment transactions, like credit cards and card readers, as well as ATMs on the basis of versatile accreditations in the banking sector.

The line-up of products tested in CTC advanced’s accredited labs is broad and ranges from E-marking for subassemblies of vehicles to contactless credit cards and from hearing aids to MRI scanners.

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There's nothing knocking us down

Surely, there is no need to stress how difficult this time is for all of us: the uncertainty about the Corona virus, its effects on our economy and culture and the complete future development.

Maybe you have learned from our newsletter or the media that a fire severely affected one of our test halls in our environmental simulation department at the end of February. This newly built hall which we took into operation at the end of 2019 was heavily damaged. We have restored the test area at great expense. Thanks to our staff members for bringing in special personal efforts, we were able to resume operations in the hall after only a few weeks. We assure you: We are back on track for you and your projects with us! Should your project be one of the few with a slight time lag, we appreciate your kind understanding.

Our new 300 kN shaker, which is located in the affected hall – but there in a separate soundproof cabin – was able to withstand the fire and is ready for your projects. With an investment volume of approx. 2.3 million Euros, we have created the opportunity here to carry out vibration tests on large test specimens with simultaneous climatic superposition.

Andreas Ehre, Managing Director

... on the contrary – we even take it up a notch!

Of course, we are not only making progress in the field of automotive/environmental simulation! In particular, our business segment medical testing has significantly extended its scope of accreditation to secure global market access.

For medical products with radio technologies for instance, we have developed a new test setup to check their coexistence capability. This verification is part of an FDA (U. S. Food & Drug Administration) guideline for wireless technologies and thus an essential step on the way to the American market. Due to a high degree of automation, we can carry out the measurements significantly faster and more cost-effective.

In the field of payment & identification, we are in preparation of our accreditation for EMVCo 3-D secure tests. 3-D secure is a secure messaging protocol for CNP transactions (CNP = card not present) on PCs and mobile devices and is used for secure user authentication.

Bernd Rebmann, Director Operations

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RWTÜV a strong shareholder for CTC advanced GmbH
CTC advanced GmbH is part of the overall company structure of the RWTÜV.

RWTÜV is a holding company for technology service providers, and is independent of the capital market. RWTÜV ‘s lean, highly efficient group structure and diversified portfolio are not only a source of strength but also afford the possibility of retaining its identity as a medium-sized company.

RWTÜV provides its portfolio companies with a solid foundation that enables them to establish a sustainable position for continued success in their respective markets … More about RWTÜV

CTC advanced offers a wide range of services and solutions helping companies to develop and execute product testing plans, to determine a product’s compliance status and to master the increasingly complex regulatory issues of the international market.

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Whatever industry or market, anywhere in the world, as soon as communication technologies or renewable energies are involved CTC advanced is your global partner for providing independent component and product testing that aid in improving quality, improving safety and reducing time-to-market.

CTC advanced holds extensive global accreditations for the testing of virtually all telecommunication and IT products. Our test services include safety and quality control, development support, prototype testing and validation, coexistence and interoperability testing.

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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 certifies according to international and local standards for a wide range of industries and technologies. We can perform the necessary tests and manage the entire certification process from start to finish, helping you to get your product into its target markets quickly.

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