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.


Times of change

Behind us lies an eventful year in which we have grown and expanded our services.

At this point, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers and visitors of our website and wish you and your loved ones a restful festive period.

Advent means arrival and in this year, this word carries a special meaning for me: After 21 years in the management and during 9 of these years as managing director, I will finish my active working life at CTC advanced.

From January 2020 on, the management activities will be continued by the previous managing director, Andreas Ehre with support by Bernd Rebmann as an authorized signatory – currently still head of the department “Radio Communications & EMC”.

It is with confidence that I wish my successors for the future of CTC advanced courage for changes, drive and strength and above all much success.


Gerhard Schirra, Managing Director (CEO)

Continuing with great steps

How often one hears the idiom „One eye laughing, the other one crying” and this really applies best to my feelings. While I am looking forward to new challenges, I will always keep the common management with Gerhard Schirra in best memory.

Continual innovation characterizes CTC advanced. Our technologies and test equipment are constantly undergoing changes and are being optimized. For instance, a new 300 kN shaker was installed in our test hall and this outlines an enormous upgrade of our service portfolio in the field of battery testing and environmental simulation. We gained the accreditation for “VISA prepaid testing” and now we are able to serve our customers even more comprehensively – to mention just two innovations. Next year, we will tackle further developments of our services and accreditations.

My best wishes go to you and the people closely connected to you. Enjoy together a quiet and cozy pre-Christmas season.


Andreas Ehre, Managing Director

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.


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.


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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