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Will You be Complying to the Latest RED Standards in 2018?

Posted by Ron Tozaki on 2017-08-11 08:11:41

The new directive regulating radio equipment usage in EU was in effect starting June 13th, 2017. It was a painful process for us and our customers to get our products in compliance as RED continued to update/change its direction and implementation of the new standard up until the last week of the deadline.

 

To recap, the table below summarizes the RED requirements.

Standard

Version Today

Type

Official Journal

EN300-328

V2.1.1

RF2.4 GHz

01/31/2017

EN301-893

V2.1.1

RF 5 GHz

06/08/2017

EN301-489-1

V2.1.1

EMC

05/07/2017

EN301-489-17

V3.1.1

EMC

05/07/2017

 

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Code RED - Radio Equipment Directive, that is!

Posted by Ron Tozaki on 2017-01-31 01:44:35

ALERT… Come June 13, 2017 the current directive regulating radio equipment will be repealed and new requirements will come into law and all new products will need to comply with the updated directive. We are now less than 6 months away and have to make sure that all products being sold or placed into service in Europe MUST comply to RED (Radio Equipment Directive).

 

Summary of Changes?

Please note that to sell Wi-Fi products into the EU you must be compliant to RED and not R&TTE. One must understand what is being changed so necessary steps can be taken to get Wi-Fi products in compliance. The four basic standards for WIFI are changing.  They will be officially harmonized and listed in the Official Journal as follows:

Standard

Version today

Type

Final Draft

Standard Issued

Official Journal *

EN300-328

V2.1.1

RF2.4 GHz

 

11/28/2016

2/14/2017

EN301-893

V2.0.7

RF 5 GHz

11/30/2016

9/12/2017

12/15/2017

EN301-489-1

V2.1.1

EMC

 

2/6/2017

5/07/2017

EN301-489-17

V3.1.1

EMC

 

2/6/2017

5/07/2017

                        *per Sulis Consultants of Dec 20, 2016 but subject to change

 

As shown above, the 5 GHz standard will not be official until after the mandatory June 13, 2017 transition date so you must obtain an EU-type examination certificate from a Notified Body (NB) which will be an added expense to you.

 

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Tags: Radio Equipment Directive