The MET Connection: March

Industry Corner

Critical Standard Changes


Through the courese of this year, a number of standards will soon cease to give presumption of conformity and be superseded by newer revisions.

In the upcoming months of 2017, IEC 60601-1-2 4th edition EMC requirements for Medical devices: April 1, 2017, EN 55032(CISPR32)EMC requirements for multimedia equipment: March 5, 2017, and RED Directive for EU regulations of Radio equipment: June 12,2017, all have effective dates with quickly approaching deadlines to demonstrate conformity.

In response to these and other impending standard revisions, MET continues to expand our programs, teams member and testing capabilities to help you navigate compliance complexities and meet your testing and certification needs.

Manufacturers who are eager to learn the impact of the new standards can turn to MET for guidance on transitioning.

Inside MET

Automotive EMC Seminar


Automobiles have very stringent EMC environments in which electronic devices like noise-sensitive receivers and large-signal transmitters are densely packed. Outside environments should not affect the inside of the vehicle.

With the advent of connected cars, wireless communication fields of Automotive Electronics are expanding very fast. Due to the integration of the latest wireless technologies, EMI/EMC testing for vehicles is a top priority for safety and also needs to spread to the field of wireless communication.

In this seminar, we’ll discuss trends in international standards and the future direction for these changes. Testing experts from Keysight, TOYO and MET Labs will present the needs around the convergence of wireless and automotive technology.

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New Expansions

MET is proud to announce opening a new independent test lab in Korea to enhance its current testing capacity in Korea. MET’s presence in Korea goes back nearly two decades in providing solutions for Korea-based manufacturers, requiring safety certifications in North America, to gain it locally in addition to North American manufacturers requiring market access in Korean markets.

Additionally, MET expanded its China operations by relocating its China facility from its current location in Shenzen to accommodate recent expansions in testing & certification capabilities providing Asian manufacturers, who are seeking access to North American markets, with local product safety testing long with manufacturers seeking to access the China markets, with safety and EMC testing for the CCC mark.

MET is a recognized CAB – a designated foreign lab performing EMC KC testing for the Korean marketplace. MET is also a Recognized Testing Agency (RTA) with Hong Kong’s OFTA (Office of Telecommunications Authority).

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People on the move

MET Announces Steve Pitta as New Director for Environmental and Energy Business Line. Steve began in 2000 and quickly moved up in the company as the Regional Sales Manager in MET’s corporate headquarters in Baltimore, MD.  In 2011, Steve relocated to Austin, TX to take on the role of General Manager of MET’s newly acquired Austin facility.

In January 2017, Steve returned to MET’s corporate headquarters and stepped into the role of Director of the Environmental and Energy Business Line, leading MET’s Environmental Simulation, Energy Efficiency, Battery, Fiber Optics, Meter Accuracy and Telecom departments.

MET is also happy to announce the appointment of Keith Cooper to Business Development Manager of Government and Military. Keith, who has been with MET for nearly 10 years and most recently served as Assistant Regional Sales Manager, will be responsible for advancing the MET’s continued growth in testing for Military and Government application.

MET Compliance College

Free Training Events

Automotive EMC Testing Seminar

Get a complete picture of automotive EMC testing, trends in regulations, testing challenges, measurement and test solutions.

March

15

1:00-2:00 PM PDT

Military Electromagnetic Compatibility Webinar: Part 3

Get critical insights into military EMC standards, methods of testing equipment for EMC, and quality control.

March

20

1:00-2:00 PM EDT

Wi-Fi Certification Webinar: Part 2

Get a complete picture of Wi-Fi compliance to IEEE and Wi-Fi Alliance® standards as it applies to your products.

April

10

1:00-2:00 PM EDT