The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates all radio transmitter-containing devices in the United States, including telecom radio and satellite equipment, in areas such as radio frequency (RF) exposure, electromagnetic interference, and spectrum allocation. Before being placed on the market, mobile communications equipment and other devices capable of radio transmission must be certified compliant by a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) authorized by the FCC. Noncompliance may result in costly delays, fines, forfeitures, and product recall, which may harm a company’s brand.
Getting expert counsel from an experienced partner can assist in determining whether FCC regulations, requirements, and processes apply. This allows you to avoid potential issues throughout the product design phase. You can also arrange internal or third-party product testing and develop a technical compliance file to be used as proof of compliance.
Importance of Why FCC Certificate and Compliance
When electromagnetic energy emits from electronic equipment, it interferes with the operation of another electrical circuit. All electronics, including LED displays, emit EMI. And if the interference exceeds permitted levels, it can impair the performance of any wireless equipment, including microphones, cell phones, key fobs, and even emergency communication in vehicles like police cars, ambulances, and firetrucks.
Interference-related issues are frequently disregarded until they become a severe problem. Unfortunately, the worst-case scenario we see all too frequently is digital display owners being forced to turn off or remove their displays. This lost revenue from unanticipated service and downtime can be devastating to a company’s future.
What is FCC Lab Testing?
This refers to lab tests designed to verify conformity with one or more FCC rules. The FCC certification process covers things such as unintended radio interference and devices that transmit on certain frequencies. The agency also demands that the FCC certification and testing adhere to established testing criteria, which vary depending on the product, such as ANSI/SCTE 54, ANSI C63.4, and ANSI/SCTE 65.
How CT Compliance Testing Helps in The FCC Certification Process
At CT Compliance Testing, we recognize that getting FCC testing and certification is not an easy procedure. With years of experience as an FCC testing lab, we are ready to help you find the required FCC testing and get your device FCC-approved.
- We’ve worked on several FCC certifications, including standard Part 15C devices, satellite devices, mobile radio services, and more complex cellular devices.
- Because of the scope of the FCC testing business, we have a good working relationship with many TCBs to speed up the filing FCC process and resolve any regulatory concerns early in the process.
- We can help with not only FCC compliance testing and approvals but also how to prepare your devices for testing and ensure no technical issues arise when it comes time for official testing.
- Why many FCC testing labs will just produce test reports and then terminate their engagement, our project involvement extends beyond test results. We are here to support other relevant compliance requirements for your project testing.
Contact us today for a free quote on your next project if you require FCC compliance testing and approvals.
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