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The EN 60529 standard is the certification of products for the protection against the ingress of solid and liquid bodies

The EN 60529 standard is the certification of products for the protection against the ingress of solid and liquid bodies

Safety
The EN 60529 standard, also known as the IP (Ingress Protection) standard, is a technical standard that establishes the...
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EN 300 328 and wireless product certification: Ensuring compliance and interoperability

EN 300 328 and wireless product certification: Ensuring compliance and interoperability

Electromagnetic compatibility
The EN 300 328 standard is an essential technical standard for wireless products, which establishes the compatibility requirements...
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Security test of fingerprint readers for access control: protection of biometric data

Security test of fingerprint readers for access control: protection of biometric data

Safety
Fingerprint readers have become a popular solution for access control systems, offering secure identification and...
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Energy performance tests for household appliances: reduce environmental impact and save energy

Energy performance tests for household appliances: reduce environmental impact and save energy

Ecodesign and energy labelling
Energy performance testing for household appliances plays a crucial role in promoting sustainability and reducing the impact...
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Certification of microcontroller-based automation systems: the importance of testing and the certification process

Certification of microcontroller-based automation systems: the importance of testing and the certification process

CE marking
Microcontroller-based automation systems are increasingly widespread in various industrial sectors, offering significant advantages in terms...
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Compliance testing for wireless products: ensuring security and interoperability

Compliance testing for wireless products: ensuring security and interoperability

Electromagnetic compatibility
Products that include radio modules, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, cellular devices and many others, are increasingly popular in...
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Products not subject to CE marking: good practices for safety and compliance

Products not subject to CE marking: good practices for safety and compliance

Safety
The CE marking is a mandatory conformity mark for many products sold and marketed in the European Union (EU). However, there are…
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Resistance and reliability tests for electronic products: ensuring durability over time

Resistance and reliability tests for electronic products: ensuring durability over time

Safety
Electronic products have become an essential part of our lives, and we rely on them to perform many tasks...
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The CE marking of meters and sensors for professional sport

The CE marking of meters and sensors for professional sport

CE marking
The exponential growth of technologies related to sports sensors opens new frontiers in the study of professional sports activity. From this...
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Safety Gate: the rapid alert system for non-food products

Safety Gate: the rapid alert system for non-food products

Safety
The Safety Gate (formerly called Rapid Alert System, RAPEX) is an information exchange system of the European Community in...
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Motorized shutters: CE marking, standards and safety

Motorized shutters: CE marking, standards and safety

CE marking
The home automation sector which concerns the "living" aspects of modern homes is extremely varied from a product point of view....
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Malfunctioning products and counter-verification of certification tests

Malfunctioning products and counter-verification of certification tests

Safety
In the life of a product, even after it has been placed on the market, problems related to operation may occur, very often when the...
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Electronic devices for the Army and Police between CE marking and safety

Electronic devices for the Army and Police between CE marking and safety

Safety
Defense electronics - and in general military electronics and those dedicated to police bodies - are...
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Quality tests on electrical and electronic products for large-scale retail trade

Quality tests on electrical and electronic products for large-scale retail trade

CE marking
In production chains for large-scale retail trade, it is essential to implement preventive actions that allow us to know in detail...
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High tech hydromassage and saunas: the CE marking to market them

High tech hydromassage and saunas: the CE marking to market them

CE marking
Home saunas and hydromassage tubs are among the most popular furnishing products dedicated to well-being, today very...
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Compulsory cybersecurity for CE marking: rules and procedures

Compulsory cybersecurity for CE marking: rules and procedures

CE marking
IT security is a necessary requirement for obtaining the CE marking for radio equipment, thanks to the provisions of the Commission...
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Stoves and boilers: CE marking and placing on the market

Stoves and boilers: CE marking and placing on the market

CE marking
To be marketed legitimately and safely, stoves and boilers must obtain the CE marking which guarantees the consumer...
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Smartwatch between CE marking, regulations and growing market

Smartwatch between CE marking, regulations and growing market

CE marking
Evolution of the classic wristwatch from an Internet of Things perspective, the smartwatch establishes itself as one of the products of...
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Human exposure to electromagnetic fields and SAR: tests, developments and regulations

Human exposure to electromagnetic fields and SAR: tests, developments and regulations

Human exposure
Thanks to the ever-increasing diffusion of electrical and electronic equipment and new telecommunications technologies, the theme of the exhibition...
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Radio equipment: tests and procedures for correct placing on the market

Radio equipment: tests and procedures for correct placing on the market

Radio tests
Radio equipment manufacturers wishing to sell to the EU's 500 million consumers must proceed with the assessment of...
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Good practices for FCC and ISED certifications

Good practices for FCC and ISED certifications

FCC and Canada
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all products containing radio transmitters - such as telecommunications equipment,...
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Bluetooth speakers: the CE marking for loudspeakers

Bluetooth speakers: the CE marking for loudspeakers

CE marking
Extremely popular devices in the field of home entertainment, Bluetooth speakers are able to combine a good degree of practicality...
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Machine evaluation: apply the three-step rule to ensure machine safety

Machine evaluation: apply the three-step rule to ensure machine safety

Safety
Directive 2006/42/EC has the dual purpose of harmonizing the health and safety requirements applicable to machinery, guaranteeing...
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The medical device market in Italy and Europe: a constantly growing sector

The medical device market in Italy and Europe: a constantly growing sector

CE marking
The Italian and European medical device sector has grown steadily over the last decade, thanks to the ever-present demand...
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Ovens and danger warnings: regulatory developments

Ovens and danger warnings: regulatory developments

Safety
In the past it was very common to find - on microwave ovens or other types of ovens - a warning...
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Lighting systems: regulations, CE marking and eco-friendly design

Lighting systems: regulations, CE marking and eco-friendly design

Electrified furniture
The process that leads to the certification of lighting components is well punctuated by specific standards and directives. Let's talk for example...
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Air purifiers and sanitizers are not medical devices

Air purifiers and sanitizers are not medical devices

CE marking
As highlighted by the European document "Manual on Borderline and Classification in the Community Regulatory Framework for medical devices", purifiers...
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RoHS Directive: the chemical analysis of materials to obtain certification

RoHS Directive: the chemical analysis of materials to obtain certification

CE marking
In terms of restrictions on the use of dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), Directive 2011/65/EU - also called...
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FCC Regulations: Procedural Updates for Electronic and Radio Equipment

FCC Regulations: Procedural Updates for Electronic and Radio Equipment

FCC and Canada
The Code of Federal Regulations – the Code of US Federal Regulations which contains, among other aspects, the regulations for...
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UKCA marking: how to proceed with UK compliance

UKCA marking: how to proceed with UK compliance

CE marking
By leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom has adopted new regulations to replace those of community legislation. One of...
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The value of pretesting in the production and marketing process

The value of pretesting in the production and marketing process

CE marking
The need to verify the quality and safety of the products marketed, and their components, through laboratory tests...
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Video, audio and hobbies. Smart home automation and entertainment

Video, audio and hobbies. Smart home automation and entertainment

Electromagnetic compatibility CE marking
The possibilities of use related to home automation are many and extremely varied; ranging from the guarantee of an excellent level of...
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The management of domestic life is in the name of home automation

The management of domestic life is in the name of home automation

Electromagnetic compatibility CE marking
The home automation sector is extremely varied from a product point of view. They range from devices related to the world of entertainment...
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Home security with home automation: possibilities and scenarios

Home security with home automation: possibilities and scenarios

Electromagnetic compatibility CE marking
A clearly expanding market sector, home automation is proposed as one of the most prosperous production sectors of the two-year period 2020-2021,...
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AG energy labeling: features and advantages

AG energy labeling: features and advantages

CE marking
A valuable tool for consumers and companies for twenty-five years, EU energy labeling presents itself as an effective and clear guide to...
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The electric outboard motor between high performance and a growing market

The electric outboard motor between high performance and a growing market

Naval
In the world of pleasure boating - and especially among owners of small and medium-sized vessels -...
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Man down devices: safety for lone workers

Man down devices: safety for lone workers

Radio tests
Man down devices are a particular safety technology used for those workers who carry out their activities...
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Ozonizers for environmental sanitation: technologies and peculiarities

Ozonizers for environmental sanitation: technologies and peculiarities

Human exposure Safety
The sanitation and disinfection of public and private environments and means of transport are among the most sought after methodologies...
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Sicom Testing, 17 years of many achievements and new perspectives

Sicom Testing, 17 years of many achievements and new perspectives

CE marking
An anniversary made of satisfaction, innovation and nascent projects is the one that sees Sicom Testing as protagonist in 2020, 17...
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Access Control and RFID: Overview and Future Market

Access Control and RFID: Overview and Future Market

Electromagnetic compatibility FCC and Canada
RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) Technology – thanks to the persistence of competitive costs and its growing penetration in various sectors...
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Sanitization of environments with UVC lamps: specificities and advantages

Sanitization of environments with UVC lamps: specificities and advantages

CE marking
The technologies for sanitizing environments are among the most useful and sought after for the restart phase after...
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Dimmers for LED systems: techniques and characteristics

Dimmers for LED systems: techniques and characteristics

CE marking
Thanks to the ever-increasing attention paid to the environment, pollution and energy saving, the use of LED technologies - in housing solutions,...
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Photovoltaic RFID tags: thanks to MIT the IoT is even smarter

Photovoltaic RFID tags: thanks to MIT the IoT is even smarter

Radio tests
RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology plays a fundamental role in the most disparate fields, acting as a fruitful alternative to codes...
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LED strips in furnishings: characteristics, evolution, advantages

LED strips in furnishings: characteristics, evolution, advantages

Electrified furniture
In recent times, interior design and planning - be it housing solutions, private or public offices...
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From the park to sport, from school to nursery: RFIDs are increasingly effective in access control

From the park to sport, from school to nursery: RFIDs are increasingly effective in access control

Radio tests
RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology confirms its leading position among IoT resources in the fields of access control, expanding...
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The harmonized standard EN 300 328

The harmonized standard EN 300 328

Radio tests
The EN 300 328 standard concerns the good use of the radio spectrum and regulates the placing on the market of fixed equipment...
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The harmonized standard EN 50360

The harmonized standard EN 50360

Human exposure Safety
The EN 50360 standard deals with the limit values for human exposure to electromagnetic fields that radio equipment used at...
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The harmonized standard EN 50121-3-2

The harmonized standard EN 50121-3-2

Railway
The EN 50121-3-2 standard concerns the aspects of electromagnetic compatibility of equipment installed on board rail and tram vehicles. In it...
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The harmonized standard EN 60529

The harmonized standard EN 60529

Human exposure Safety
The EN 60529 standard describes a system for classifying the degree of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment...
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Withdrawal of products from the market and sanctions: violation of the CE marking

Withdrawal of products from the market and sanctions: violation of the CE marking

CE marking
As is known, CE certification is an indispensable element for the marketing of certain types of products on the European market....
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The Energy Labeling Directive

The Energy Labeling Directive

CE marking
The European Energy Labeling Directive (Regulation (EU) 2017/1369) establishes a framework that applies to energy-related products placed...
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The Ecodesign Directive (ErP)

The Ecodesign Directive (ErP)

CE marking
The European Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC (ErP) establishes a regulatory framework for placing energy-related equipment on the market...
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The Machinery Directive (MD)

The Machinery Directive (MD)

CE marking
The European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (MD) constitutes the regulatory basis for the harmonization of essential safety requirements for...
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LED technology: advantages and uses in lighting

LED technology: advantages and uses in lighting

CE marking
LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lighting technologies continue to benefit from widespread diffusion on the national and international market, in...
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The Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

The Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

Radio tests
The European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the European market....
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The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive

Electromagnetic compatibility FCC and Canada
Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council – of 26 February 2014 – harmonizes the laws of the States...
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The Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

Human exposure Safety
Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council - dated 26 February 2014 and implemented in Italy by...
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Internet of Things and compliance: CE certification of IoT devices

Internet of Things and compliance: CE certification of IoT devices

CE marking
Born from the combination of sensors and network communication of digital devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to establish itself as...
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Radio equipment: obligations and conditions for placing on the European market

Radio equipment: obligations and conditions for placing on the European market

Radio tests
The RED Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council - issued on 16 April 2014 and repealing the directive...
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Implementing the Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)

Implementing the Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SDoC)

Electromagnetic compatibility FCC and Canada
In order to be imported and marketed in the United States, radio frequency devices must obtain authorization by following the established procedures...
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Manufacturer, importer, distributor: roles and obligations for CE marking

Manufacturer, importer, distributor: roles and obligations for CE marking

CE marking
CE certification is an essential element for the marketing of certain types of products on the European market. The CE mark...
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Collaboration agreement between Sicom and Udicer

Collaboration agreement between Sicom and Udicer

Naval
Sicom Testing and Udicer/Nautitest collaborate to provide a testing and certification service for maritime equipment by combining their respective skills in a...
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The European Regulation 2017/745 on medical devices

The European Regulation 2017/745 on medical devices

Electrified furniture CE marking
The new Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices, which came into force on 25 May 2017 and which repeals the previous Directive...
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Collaboration agreement between Sicom Testing and CATAS

Collaboration agreement between Sicom Testing and CATAS

Electrified furniture
Establishing collaboration between different laboratories is not always easy, let alone immediate. Often, in fact, it is competition that prevails...
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The importance of electromagnetic compatibility

The importance of electromagnetic compatibility

Electromagnetic compatibility FCC and Canada
Electromagnetic compatibility is an important topic in engineering and society today and is destined to become increasingly relevant...
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Trade in Europe of products from the United Kingdom

Trade in Europe of products from the United Kingdom

CE marking
The European Commission has released a document regarding the consequences of Brexit on the trade in Europe of products from...
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The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC

The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC

Human exposure Safety
There are products, including many everyday objects, which are not subject to specific safety regulations....
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The safety of the furniture product: risk analysis

The safety of the furniture product: risk analysis

Electrified furniture
The conference entitled Product safety... was held at the Catas headquarters in San Giovanni al Natisone.
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The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Radio tests
The concept of "Internet of Things" (IoT) has spread exponentially over the last decade and is now an essential part of life...
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The compliance of wearable devices

The compliance of wearable devices

CE marking
In the context of the Internet of Things, one of the sectors that is spreading rapidly is that of wearable devices. It deals with...
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The Radio Directive 2014/53/EU

The Radio Directive 2014/53/EU

Radio tests
Sicom Testing is receiving many requests regarding the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU: here is a summary of the responses...
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Safety and Health at Work

Safety and Health at Work

Human exposure Safety
Safety at work includes a series of measures aimed at protecting those who work in risky situations and...
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Induction battery chargers: how to certify them in Europe, USA and Canada

Induction battery chargers: how to certify them in Europe, USA and Canada

CE marking
Induction battery chargers have entered the market a few years ago: the convenience of recharging your device without...
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From the first to the fifth generation, the past and future of telecommunications standards

From the first to the fifth generation, the past and future of telecommunications standards

Radio tests
The telecommunications era has made great strides and the technological evolution of the mobile network has allowed the emergence of new devices...
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SAR tests in the laboratory and verification of human exposure to radio frequencies

SAR tests in the laboratory and verification of human exposure to radio frequencies

Human exposure Safety
Wireless portable devices are now part of our daily habits and have almost become an extension of ourselves. We use...
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Harmonized standards and European directives for CE marking

Harmonized standards and European directives for CE marking

CE marking
What are harmonized technical standards? Harmonized standards are standards that describe how to verify the requirements...
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EUROPEAN provisions on the reissuance of test reports

EUROPEAN provisions on the reissuance of test reports

CE marking
As established in recent years, accredited testing laboratories cannot reissue test reports by changing the relevant information...
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US market and certification FCC

Electromagnetic compatibility FCC and Canada
With 332 million buyers and an almost constant growth in consumption of electronic, electrical and radio equipment, the market...
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Ten points from the European Radio Equipment Directive

Ten points from the European Radio Equipment Directive

Radio tests
Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 On 22.05.2014 the Official Journal published...
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