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

Manufacturers of radio equipment wishing to sell to the EU's 500 million consumers must proceed with the conformity assessment for CE marking. An obligation that particularly affects manufacturers, the presumption of conformity is obtained by carrying out all the tests required by the various harmonized standards connected to the product. … Read more

Man down devices: safety for lone workers


Man down devices are a particular safety technology used for those workers who carry out their activities in isolated contexts, alone, or in environments with a communication system that is difficult to use. These devices are capable of detecting and monitoring the worker's posture, generating various types of alarms at … Read more

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


RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology plays a fundamental role in the most disparate fields, acting as a fruitful alternative to bar codes and magnetic stripe cards. The advantages of use are many, including the ability to read - multiple and simultaneously - tags without targets, the constant updating of the data tracked by the system... Read more

The harmonized standard EN 300 328


The EN 300 328 standard concerns the good use of the radio spectrum and regulates the placing on the market of fixed and mobile equipment dedicated to data transmission in the 2.4 GHz band, such as WiFi, Bluetooth and Zigbee devices. It specifies requirements to demonstrate that radio equipment uses radio spectrum effectively and supports the efficient use… Read more

The Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

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The European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the European market. The objective of this directive is to ensure a single market for radio equipment by establishing essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. Directive 2014/53/EU … Read more

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

Walkie talkies

The RED Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council - issued on 16 April 2014 and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC - regulates the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment in Union, defining obligations and conditions to be able to proceed in this direction. Scope of application The Directive… Read more

The evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of things

The concept of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) has spread exponentially over the last decade and is now an essential part of everyday life. IoT refers to the network of interconnected digital and electronic devices, capable of communicating with each other and collecting and transferring data without direct interaction with humans. These connections effectively facilitate and speed up the… Read more

The Radio Directive 2014/53/EU

Directive 2014/53/EU

Sicom Testing is receiving many requests regarding the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU: here is a summary of the responses to the most common requests regarding the application of the RED. What radio equipment is covered by the RED Directive The directive includes any electrical or electronic device that intentionally emits and/or receives radio waves to: communicate… Read more

Ten points from the European Radio Equipment Directive


Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 On 22.05.2014 the Official Journal published Directive 2014/53/EU issued by the European Parliament and Council and aimed at radio equipment that transmits, emits or receives intentionally radio waves for the purposes of radio communication or radio determination and who systematically use the … Read more