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Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE)

1999/5/EC

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Who Needs to Comply with the R&TTE Directive?

With the exception of a few categories of equipment, the R&TTE Directive applies to all equipment that uses the radio frequency spectrum.  It also applies to all terminal equipment attached to public telecommunication networks.  Manufacturers of any product that uses radio frequencies, or is designed to interface with telecom networks, from mobile phone handsets to wireless modems to industrial control systems, needs to be aware of the requirements of the R&TTE Directive.  They need to ensure that their products are compliant with the Directive and carry a valid CE Marking in order for them to be placed on the market or put into service within Europe. 

R&TTE Directive in Brief

The main objectives of the R&TTE Directive are to harmonize the radio and telecommunications industry and simplify the conformity process to reduce time to market, especially for new equipment.  In order to do this, manufacturers now have to demonstrate compliance with the R&TTE Directive by complying with a set of essential requirements.

The R&TTE Directive and Routes to Compliance 

The key to certification is understanding the essential requirements and scope/applicability of the European Standards.  Technology International (Europe) Ltd is a Notified Body for the R&TTE Directive and can help guide manufacturers through the complex essential requirements of the Directive, including safety, EMC and radio spectrum aspects.  This includes developing the necessary technical documentation, interpreting the directive/standards, generating customized test plans, and providing a Notified Body opinion.  The assessment procedure is simple, cost effective and efficient.

Why use Technology International Group? 

Technology International provides technical guidance and support to manufacturers whose products may fall within the scope of the R&TTE Directive.  The level of support Technology International provides ranges from advice on the requirements of the Directive and how to ensure that they are met, to practical assistance with demonstrating  product conformity. 

The activities Technology International undertakes on behalf of clients include:

  • Interpretation of the Directives and Standards - expert interpretation of the requirements relative to your specific application.
  • Project Management - complete compliance for all types of products.
  • Technical File / TCF Preparation - complete preparation of the technical documentation and conformity evaluation required to meet the directive.
  • Technical Support - support to lead customers through the complex tasks of achieving conformity to the applicable directive and standards.
  • Test Plan - provide test plans for the essential radio suite of tests, when no harmonized standards exist.
  • Training - customized training on European R&TTE requirements, including safety, EMC and radio aspects.

Whatever clients' individual requirements, Technology International can provide a solution that meets their needs and budget.

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