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MAD 5k 2014

On Tuesday 24th June, five of our finest employees took part in Millbrook’s third Millbrook Alpine DVD (MAD) challenge, a gruelling 5k alpine and off-road race, to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

Do not worry about Scottish devolution. . . It will still be business as usual for CE Marking

On 18 September 2014, Scotland will go to the polls to decide whether its future lies as part of the United Kingdom (UK) or as an independent state. If the Scottish people vote in favour of independence, then it is planned for Scotland to become an independent country on 24 March 2016.

Wish you could get a grant for testing?

We know that the testing and achieving product compliance process can be a costly to manufacturers, so in order to assist you with this process we have teamed up with the Manufacturing Advice Service (MAS).

TRaC are a signatory to SC21

Did you know TRaC are a signatory to SC21 and will be working towards our bronze award.

SC21 is an industry change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains.

DVD 2014

TRaC has just returned from DVD, an event that brings together the military, the MOD acquisition team and industry in an environment that combines normal show stands with hands-on demonstrations.

Viva Las . . . LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®)

TRaC has returned from a joint exhibit with the ZigBee Alliance at The LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2014 Conference in Las Vegas. It is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

Testing and Global Approvals Conference

We would love you to join us at our Testing and Global Approvals Conference on Friday, 5th September 2014.

Accreditation granted by UKAS for EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013

The purposes of this procedure is to highlight to engineering staff, the key differences between EN 60950-1:2006/A12:2012 and the subsequent amendments, detailed as EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013.

Directives changed as a result of the New Legislative Framework (NLF)

The legislation highlighted for change as a result of the NLF has been recently published. The following CE Marking directives were published in the Official Journal of the EU at the end of March.

New ATEX directive (2014/34/EU) is getting closer

There are important changes to the ATEX directive (2014/34/EU) applicable to equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

The removal of the previous version of the ATEX directive (94/9/EC) from the Official Journal of the European Communities is getting closer.

TRaC’s guide to all members of the IECEx System

The IECEx is an internationally recognised Conformity Assessment System. It is used to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, whilst maintaining the required level of safety.

Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

The Radio & Telecom Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive was published in 1999 and has been used by manufacturers of products covered by its scope to demonstrate compliance for CE Marking purposes since then. Following a review various draft texts have been prepared, commented upon and modified.

TRaC's Biggest and best EMC & Safety Seminar

We are back and unpacked from our biggest and best EMC & Safety Seminar to date. On Friday 4th April, TRaC Global took over Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, with our technical experts networking and engaging with over 110 clients and industry experts.

The biggest change to CE Marking in 20 years

The European Commission has just published nine revised CE marking directives, effectively setting the clock ticking for manufacturers to update their documentation and implement the changes contained in the revised directives before the transitional period ends.

TRaC’s guide to all members of the CB Scheme

The IECEE CB Scheme is a joint agreement between participating countries and certification organisations that use a CB test certificate and report issued by a National Certification Body (NCB).

EN50130-4:2011 is getting close

There are important updates to the EMC standard applicable to fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems.

The removal of the EN50130-4:1995 +A1:1998 & A2:2003 version from the EMC Directive Official Journal is getting closer.

Hazardous location product safety compliance seminar

Hazardous Location Product Safety Compliance for North America (UL & CSA), EU (ATEX) & World (IECEx) Seminar.

TRaC helps ZigBee move into the Retail Sector

Following the recent ratification of ZigBee Retail Services by the ZigBee Alliance, TRaC is happy to announce the opening of their authorised test service for products intending to make use of the new functionality.

TRaC Global has just returned from hosting two highly successful seminar events at The Oxford Belfry

Over the two days, TRaC’s technical experts spoke to record crowds of over 150 clients and industry insiders.

On day one, TRaC’s contributors spoke about electronic medical devices and the challenges in taking these products to a global market while minimising the delays associated with testing and approvals.

Steve Hayes, Director at TRaC Global will be speaking at this year’s DPRTE event

The event is being held at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre on 20th November 2013.

Steve will be speaking about:

EMC issues around bringing Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR) products into core 

 

EcoNet VDSL2 chipsets successfully passed the test against NICC requirements (ND1436) at the TRaC Broadband test laboratory

Leading testing and compliance consultancy TRaC Global today announces that EcoNet (HK) Limited has successfully completed and passed the test against the NICC requirements for interoperability of EcoNet’s second generation VDSL2 chipset MT7510/7511.

TRaC to host ZigBee Multi Profile ZigFest

TRaC is pleased to announce that they are hosting the next ZigBee Multi Profile ZigFest to be held on 11th – 15th November 2013 at TRaC’s site in Hull, England.

R&TTE Official Journal updated

The R&TTE Official Journal has been updated. Latest version is dated 12.10.2013. Only standards listed in the Official Journal provide Presumption of Conformity to the R&TTE.

US Government shut down rumbles on...

Many US services, including those required for product filing via the FCC, remain closed whilst the US Government shutdown rumbles on.  Whilst this is an inconvenience it does not preclude you from being in prime position come the resolution…

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