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Verizon Revises VZ.TPR.9203 to Include Testing Requirements by Location for Wireless NEBS Equipment

Last month, Verizon revised its Technical Purchasing Requirement VZ.TPR.9203 to include testing requirements by location for wireless Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) equipment.  Issue 5 replaces Issue 4, which dated from March, 2009. Wireless equipment is a small, but growing, portion of the overall NEBS market. VZ.TPR.9203 Issue 5 includes a new “Table 2,” which details... Read More

Telcordia Releases GR-1089-CORE Issue 6 for NEBS Testing

Telcordia Technologies has released the Issue 6 update to GR-1089-CORE, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment.  Issue 6 replaces Issue 5, which dated from August 2009.   Here is a sneak peak at some of the key updates in the Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) document: Section 3, “Electromagnetic... Read More

TCB Workshop Includes Latest FCC Updates

Earlier this month, MET Labs attended the FCC Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) Council TCB Workshop in Baltimore.  Here was the agenda.  Some highlights from the workshop overview: Equipment authorization certifications continue their upward trend, reaching nearly 12,000 in 2010. 98.5% of products were approved by TCBs, continuing the downward trend of TCB exclusions. An increasing... Read More

Disney’s Test Track Educates on Automotive EMC, Safety & Environmental Simulation

On a recent trip to Disney World, we were impressed with Epcot’s Test Track, a General Motors-sponsored ride.  Not only is it thrilling, it is highly educational, introducing the concepts of automotive electromagnetic compatibility, safety, and environmental simulation to the general public. Like all the best Disney rides, the experience begins in the pre-ride waiting... Read More

EMC Society Covers EMI in Electric Power Substations

Earlier this week, the IEEE EMC Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter featured a presentation on “EMI in Electric Power Substations” by John Tengdin, a senior partner with OPUS Consulting Group.  MET Labs’ James Bojorquez was in attendance and took these notes: Much of the presentation recounted the history of how IEEE 1613-2003 “Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements... Read More

Medical Product Safety Training Yields Insight on IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition

MET Laboratories’ product safety engineers undergo regular training to stay up-to-date with changing standards and regulatory requirements.  When possible, we will share highlights of these sessions with customers. Following are some of the key points of a recent training session on IEC 60601-1 3rd edition: It is an entirely new standard and does not match... Read More