Audio/Visual Testing Capabilities »
We test and /or certify Audio/Visual equipment to:
- UL 62368-1Audio, Video and IT equipment
- UL 60065-1 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus
- CSA 60065-1 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus
- IEC 60065-1 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus
- EN 60065-1 Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus
- UL 813 Commercial Audio Equipment
- UL 1419 Professional Video and Audio Equipment
- UL 1492 Audio-Video Products and Accessories
- IEC 62368-1 Audio, Video and IT equipment
- CSA 62368-1 Audio, Video and IT equipment
- EN 55032 Multimedia Equipment (MME)
- IEC 62133-1 Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
- IEC 62133-2 Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
Robust Services and Expertise to Meet Your Needs »
With more than 60 years of product safety expertise, we help you navigate growing complexities in product safety compliance from testing and certification to global market access.
MET Certification and Global Market Access: The Eurofins MET product safety certification mark is recognized to demonstrate a product meets mandated compliance requirements for applicable national safety standards in the U.S. We are the first OSHA-recognized NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Lab). We are also a CB (Certification Body) for the SCC (Standards Council of Canada), and a CAB (Conformity Assessment Body) & CBTL under the IECEE CB Scheme. We can perform all relevant compliance evaluations to complete the 62368-1 certification for global market access for AV Equipment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing (EMC): We evaluate your products and systems to any number of electromagnetic conditions in our state-of-the-art EMC labs helping you bring your product from development to end use faster and more cost-effectively.
What is IEC 62368-1?
The 62368-1 standard is the new unified Audio/Visual (A/V) and Internet Technology Equipment (ITE) standard. It replaced the 60065 and 60950-1 standards and introduced a new Hazard Based Safety Engineering methodology for avoiding risks/hazards associated with product design. With the new 62368-1 standard, manufacturers will be required to reconsider how they approach hazard mitigation through safeguards in multiple levels of product development, construction and end-use.
Hazards are identified in three categories of energy sources, requiring differing levels of safeguards to achieve compliance. These hazards must be mitigated to an acceptable risk level before a product will be compliant with the new 62368 standard, according to the new Hazard Based Safety Engineering process.
With new, technology-independent methodology, manufacturers are able to mitigate hazards without the “prescriptive” process found in 60065 and 60950-1. This means that manufacturers are able to design simpler products to achieve product safety compliance, lowering costs associated with production, design, and the entire product life-cycle.
If I’m compliant to 60065/60950, do I still need to test to 62368?
It is important for manufacturers to know that 62368 is not a parallel to 60065 and 60950. Products that are currently compliant to the legacy standards cannot be assumed to be compliant to 62368. These products will require an extensive review of design elements and components to ensure compliance or determine what changes must be made.