Digital transformation and the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) networks has spurred Information and Communications Technology (ICT) growth. Growth of high-speed networks coupled with rapid adoption of mobile technology and connected devices has made it possible for consumers and enterprise businesses to enhance connectivity and access at any time and from anywhere.
From the supply side, new technologies open up new market opportunities. Manufacturers are under pressure to deliver innovative ICT products that meet global compliance while maintaining margins.
UL’s team of expert engineers are dedicated to helping manufacturers innovate in a rapidly developing industry, while helping ensure ICT products meet every regulatory requirement, anywhere in the world.
Drawing on more than 120 years of expertise in product safety science, today UL provides EMC and IEC 62368–1 hazard based safety testing, amongst many others, and also facilitates in obtaining other international certification and marks such as the IEC CB certification that support the CE marking requirements. As a result, we are perfectly poised to provide ICT manufacturers with an integrated solution for global compliance – and rapid market access.
We can identify all of the applicable safety and regulatory requirements for a product or technology feature, provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine potential compliance issues, and create a targeted testing plan for all target markets.
Our involvement in the Certified Body (CB) Scheme, an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certifications, provides streamlined global market access to over 53 countries. UL can also facilitate the process of obtaining third-party approvals utilizing CB Scheme certificates such as the CE marking, GS mark, INMETRO mark, EAC mark, and CB certificates for the European market within one integrated solution. We manage the entire global certification submittal process, including working with local testing and certification organizations as needed.