How to choose your environmental test standard

There is a huge abundance of standards manufacturers have to work to, which can be extremely daunting. Marc Brown, Early Stage Qualification Manager at TRaC Global discusses working to just a few common standards and how to choose the right ones so you can test, certify and validate your product for the global marketplace.


Developing environmental testing to suit your products

Most environmental standards require you to look at your environmental life cycle and the events and conditions your product may experience. Marc Brown, Early Stage Qualification Manager at TRaC Global discusses developing suitable environmental tests for your products.


Are you thinking about vibration when you design?

We want to help you prepare for your testing as much as possible; we understand what you are up against and the implications of not passing on time first time.

Goodbye R&TTE. . .Hello RED

The Radio Equipment Directive is almost upon us; the Directive 2014/53/EU will come into force on 13th June 2016 for new equipment - and for existing equipment one year later on the 13th June 2017.

The most notable changes are:

1) The removal of telecoms terminal equipment.

TRaC are the official provider of ZigBee test tool

TRaC Global has been selected to develop and provide the official ZigBee 3.0 test tool to the ZigBee Alliance. We can help manufacturers of ZigBee products to perform testing of their designs at every single stage of the development process and allow them to fully prepare for testing required by the ZigBee Certified programme.

2015 Seminar tour kicked off in style

Our EMC and Safety Testing Seminar held at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium kicked off our 2015 seminar tour in fantastic style. The event was attended by over 130 testing professionals, who were given inclusive and interesting presentations on topics covering EMC, Safety, LVD, Radio and CE Marking.

The NEW VDSL2 Test Rig

Our new VDSL2 (with ADSL+2/2 fallback) test rig allows efficient testing in our offline laboratory and it can be used as a development platform on site, or we can provide remote access for DSLAM connectivity.

The key services covered are as follows:

EMC and Safety Testing Seminar

After the amazing success of our 2014 seminars we are really excited to announce our EMC and Safety Testing Seminar, the first one for 2015! We would love you to join us on Friday 27th March. The event will have a full range of sessions covering CE Marking, LVD, EMC, Safety and Radio.

Changes to FCC rules for USA radiofrequency certification

Most devices that radiate radiofrequency energy, either intentionally or unintentionally, must be tested or assessed for compliance prior to marketing in the United States in accordance with rules set out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  At the end of December 2014, the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) of the FCC releas

Low Power Radio Association (LPRA) Conference

Dr Simon Hindle, Principal Radio Engineer at TRaC Global, is going to be presenting at this year’s Low Power Radio Association (LPRA) Conference. It is being held to celebrate 25 years of the LPRA and will take place on 10th and 11th March 2015 at the headquarters of ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France.

EMC Test Labs Associations. . . Join us at the upcoming Seminar

TRaC is currently the chair of the EMC Test Labs Associations (EMCTLA), which has the aim of providing interpretation to EMC regulations and standards, among other EMC issues.

Exporting your products globally

Product conformity assessment principally applies to the safety of a product and is normally a requirement of legislation in order to meet conformity assessment requirements.

EMC principles made easy

We want to move away from the conception of EMC being a ‘black art’, Steve Hayes, Director at TRaC Global says at our inaugural Testing and Global Approvals Conference.

TRaC's Top 5 facts you didn't know about ZigBee. . .

Have you looked into the technical aspects of ZigBee and how its works? We have come up with our top 5 facts to help you plan your developments.

New requirements for E Marking of automotive products

On the 1st November 2014, Directives 72/245/EEC and 2004/104/EC (plus its amendments 2005/49/EC, 2005/83/EC, 2006/28/EC  & 2009/19/EC) were repealed and replaced by UN ECE Regulation 10.

Belfry seminar finale

We have just returned from our fantastic EMC and Safety Testing Seminar. The event was attended by over 125 testing professionals and was a roaring success.

DPRTE 2014

TRaC was delighted to exhibit at this year’s Defence Procurement, Research, Technology & Exportability (DPRTE). The event enabled attendees to enhance their knowledge and understanding of all personnel engaged in defence procurement and its supply chain.

Coming soon. . .safety standard update

This incorporates household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements EN 60335-1:2002 (and associated amendments) will be withdrawn on 21 November 2014 and fully replaced by EN 60335-1:2012/A11:2014.

New Official Journal listing for Radio products

As of the 12th September 2014, the new Official Journal for the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) for Radio products was published.

Deadline date looms large for Bluetooth, WLAN and ZigBee

The deadline for upgrading your compliance is looming on the horizon.

EMC and Safety Testing Seminar

After the amazing success of our Testing and Global Approvals Conference in September, which saw over 170 industry professionals gather at the Williams Conference Centre, we are very excited to announce our EMC and Safety Testing Seminar. We would love you to join us on Monday, 10th November 2014.

ZigFest's Aquatic Evening

TRaC is proud to be currently hosting one of this year’s Multi Profile ZigFest, a ZigBee Standard Verification Event.

TRaC's Inaugural Testing and Global Approvals Conference

TRaC has just returned from its inaugural Testing and Global Approvals Conference. The event was attended by over 175 testing professionals and was a resounding success.

Pass on time. . .First time

The final testing and validation of your products against standards or legislation does not have to be a fixed pass or fail answer on test day.

Farnborough Airshow 2014 round up

What a wonderful first experience at the Farnborough Airshow 2014. With record trades, the Red Arrows providing a thrilling flying display and beautiful sunshine throughout the week we were delighted with our first experience and in being able to develop new relationships and grow existing ones.