Element Materials Technology (Element) has made a significant investment at its European Radio and Telecommunications Testing Centre of Technical Excellence in Hull, UK to meet rising demand of radio testing for wireless products. Capacity at Element Hull is increased by one third with an additional radio frequency testing semi-anechoic chamber.
This will further reduce lead and test times for customers, ensuring that they can take their products to market faster, saving them time and money.
Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, commented: ‘’As technology advances, more and more products are being fitted with wireless technology and this investment is in direct response to the bottleneck that the market is experiencing to test wireless functionality. For many of our customers radio testing comes at the very end of the development cycle, so the faster we can test their products, the quicker they can get them to market and start generating revenue.’’
Element Hull specialises in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio, safety, telecommunications and ZigBee testing. Its engaged experts work with manufacturers to help them comply with the global market regulations for their products; to stay on top of all relevant regional standards and statutory regulations and meet the evolving demands of product approvals.
The laboratory is UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, a Notified Body for the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), a Telecommunication Certification Body for the US (FCC), a Foreign Certification Body for Canada (ISED) and a Conformity Assessment Body for Japan (MIC).
Element provides product testing and certification services around the globe, including critical compliance, reliability and qualification testing to clients in a variety of sectors.
Consumer, commercial, ITE, aerospace, defence, medical, radio, telecommunications and transportation applications are all covered.
Testing and certification services include: radio, EMC, safety (both Explosive Atmosphere ATEX and Ordinary area (GPS/LVD)); environmental (climatic and dynamic); medical; ZigBee and technical advisory.