TÜV Product Service Becomes UK’s Only CTIA Authorised Battery Testing Laboratory
The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) has appointed TÜV Product Service as the only UK authorised testing laboratory for mobile device battery certification.
[UKPRwire, Tue Mar 16 2010] The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) has appointed TÜV Product Service as the only UK authorised testing laboratory for mobile device battery certification. This represents an extension of scope for TÜV SÜD, which had already been appointed by the CTIA to assess the safety of battery systems in mobile handsets in its Singapore laboratory.
The CTIA Battery Certification Programme requires third-party testing for all cellular products before they can be sold in the USA. The service will be used by manufacturers of mobile phones and other devices with embedded cellular modules to ensure that their products meet CTIA and network operator requirements for safe power management.
The new service is in response to demand from TÜV Product Service’s clients in both Northern Europe and the USA, making it one of only two independent European laboratories that are CTIA accredited. TÜV Product Service is also the only UK laboratory to offer a full range of complementary services, including EMC, RF and product safety testing, which will reduce the product test cycle and help manufacturers decrease time to market.
Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director of TÜV Product Service, said: “While most battery cells and packs are designed and manufactured in Asia, the R&D for the host package, such as a mobile phone, is usually done in Europe. We have therefore created this service to improve the convenience for our European clients, while complementing our CTIA service in Singapore.”
About the CTIA Battery Certification Scheme
TÜV Product Service has been part of the CTIA working group since its inception, contributing to the shaping of the scheme.
CTIA battery certification is required for manufacturers of products with a cellular function, including sub-system manufacturers that need to access the US market. The types of products that require this certification include battery cells, battery packs, cellular products, power adapters, charging cradles and external battery backup packs. Several leading American network operators now make it a mandatory requirement before accepting a product.
About TÜV Product Service www.tuvps.co.uk
TÜV Product Service is one of the world’s leading experts on product testing with 170,000 product certifications in circulation globally. It is also the leader in the test and certification of medical devices, with more than 1,000 customers globally. With 13,000 employees worldwide, TÜV covers regulatory and voluntary aspects associated with satisfying legal and cultural requirements for products. It also helps retailers across the world to ensure a consistent supply chain by helping them to ensure safe, compliant and reliable products are put on the shelves.