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Pros and cons of preapproved wireless modules

28 August, 2019

Using 'preapproved' wireless/radio transmitter modules does not eliminate testing, but it can eliminate the need for certification and reduce the amount of testing required.

Electrical safety compliance requirements in AU/NZ

03 April, 2019

Robert Norris, the General Manager of test laboratory Comtest Group in Melbourne, provides answers to some key compliance questions.

EMC Technologies high-power flicker, harmonics and power quality compliance testing

27 February, 2019

EMC Technologies' Melbourne laboratories have recently commissioned a sophisticated high-power full compliance test system that tests single- and three-phase electrical equipment at up to 75 A per phase, plus full compliance testing to a range of non-mandatory power quality AC and DC immunity standards.

Infographic: power adapter regulations

31 March, 2017

Power electronics manufacturer CUI has developed an infographic to help keep OEMs up to date with the rapidly changing regulatory environment for power supplies.

Australia's e-waste management is not effective, researchers say

13 July, 2016

Researchers from UNSW have claimed that Australia's management of electronic waste is poorly implemented, lags behind international best practice and is based on outdated recycling targets.

New labelling requirements

31 March, 2016 by Chris Zombolas*

On 1 March 2013, the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) commenced the transition to replace the C-tick and A-tick marks. The transition period ended on 29 February 2016. The new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) replaces the current state (except NSW) and territory based electrical safety approval systems and requires the use of the RCM for all in-scope equipment.

Comtest AS/NZS 60335.2.21 storage water heater testing

22 December, 2015

Comtest has added to its NATA scope of accreditation AS/NZS 60335.2.21 'Household and similar electrical appliances - Particular requirements for storage water heaters'.

RCM transition deadline fast approaching

21 December, 2015

From 1 March 2016, all suppliers must use the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) as their compliance label.

Australia and China to cooperate on cartel investigations

11 November, 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding.

Scientists warn of EMF and wireless dangers

18 May, 2015

Last week, 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk.

Drones and standards

05 May, 2015 by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

At a time when drones have become a regular feature in the news and are about to proliferate our airspace, it's a good idea to take a step back and examine some very basic and important questions.

New specification for embedded communication modules

24 November, 2014

ETSI's Industry Specification Group for Surface Mount Technique has released its Group Specification for Embedded Communication Modules for Machine to Machine Communications.

New specification for IoT and M2M

02 October, 2014

ETSI’s standardisation group dedicated to low throughput networks technology has just released the first three specifications of an Internet of Things (IoT) network dedicated to low throughput communications.

Philips, Samsung and Infineon fined over smartcard-chip cartel

04 September, 2014

The European Commission (EC) has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung €138m for setting up a smartcard-chip cartel. 

Anti-dumping inquiry into Chinese solar

19 May, 2014

The Australian Government has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on certain Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules or panels, following an application lodged by Tindo Manufacturing.

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