Already five harmonized standards have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for the presumption of conformity of the products to the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED 2014/53/EU).
Some of the remaining standards related to the outgoing directive (R&TTE 1999/5 / EC) are undergoing a modification process to be adapted to the new directive and are therefore yet to be published or listed in the OJEU. Though many harmonized standards are expected to be migrated under the new directive with little modification. All these revised standards are going to be published in the Official Journal before 13 June 2017, when the RED comes to the end of its transitional period.
During the transitional period, the manufacturers are uncertain about how to proceed in the short term. Certifying under the old directive with the advantage of reaching immediately the market and the disadvantage of additional costs to certify again the product under the new directive later. Alternatively the manufacturer may wait for the publication of a harmonized standard fit to its product, perhaps saving certification costs but refraining his product from reaching the market straightforward.
Sicom is monitoring day-by-day the evolution of the standardization in order to support its customers throughout the certification of their product, selecting the best option in their interest.
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