FAREHAM, England, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
TÜV SÜD Product Service today launches the UK's first Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) service using a single-test box, to ensure that new wireless devices operating in the 5GHz band do not interfere with radar systems.
As the 2.4 GHz spectrum becomes increasingly overloaded, wireless device and mobile phone manufacturers are developing products for the less populated 5GHz range, which is currently allocated to military and airport radar. DFS stops such devices affecting radar systems as it continuously monitors for potential interference, ceasing transmission and switching to an alternative channel if it detects radar presence.
The new TÜV SÜD service is up to 60 per cent faster than traditional methods of DFS testing as it uses a new single-test platform designed and made in the UK by Aeroflex. This means that manufacturers of wireless devices and mobile phones will significantly reduce time to market for new products.
Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director of TÜV SÜD Product Service, said: "As manufacturers must prove that their product complies with DFS standards, the safety of critical radar systems will not be compromised by the expected proliferation of 5GHz capable devices. If manufacturers get this wrong the consequences could prove lethal. A fast, effective service such as ours ensures that they get it right, while enabling them to release products to market quicker than their competitors."
The DFS service will test against regulatory requirements across the world including the EU's harmonised standard EN 301 893 (version 1.6.1), which affects 31 countries in Europe, CFR47 Pt15E (USA) and RSS-210 (Canada). TÜV SÜD's equipment has also been developed to test the new radar pulses for DFS as published in the recently updated version 1.7.1 of EN 301 893.
About TÜV SÜD Product Service http://www.tuvps.co.uk
TÜV SÜD Product Service is one of the world's leading experts in product testing and certification, with 150,000 product certificates in circulation globally. TÜV SÜD Product Service analyses over 20,000 products each year in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, ensuring that products are safe, reliable and compliant and minimising liability risks for manufacturers, importers and retailers.
TÜV SÜD Product Service's sister company, TÜV SÜD BABT, is the world's leading radio and telecommunications certification body, and is a Notified Body under the European Union's Marine Equipment and R&TTE Directives. http://www.babt.com
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