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Ingress Protection (IP) Basics of Dust and Water standard AS 60529
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:38:07

It should be self-evident that enclosures and items designed to be used outside or in harsh environmental conditions, should be designed to prevent water and dust ingress, but how do you know a product or enclosure really meets the ratings asserted by the ...

EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:46:34

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast forward and the line between Audio Visual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating ...

See us at AUSPAC 2017, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 7 ? 10 March
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:37:04

AUSPAC 2017 is Australasia’s all encompassing exhibition for food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industry event with more than 350 exhibitors. The immense show floor is packed with machinery in action, interactive displays, net...

Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25:13

Manufacturers placing new or currently RTTED-compliant products on the market from 13 Jun 2017 onwards must ensure that products comply with the new RED requirements. The European Union adopted a new set of rules for placing radio equipment on the European...

More on Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)

Austest expands MIL Standard 461E/F and CE106 and CS106 to accredited scope
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:27:42

This accreditation update extends our MIL-STD-461E/F at our Castle Hill facilities to meet our clients testing needs. CE106 accreditation to 40 GHz allows us to test radio modules located within Defence equipment including HF, VHF/UHF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and...

JATE, ACMA & NZ Telecommunications Telepermit Testing and Approvals

Austest Laboratories is an ACMA recognised testing authority and has been performing accredited telecommunications testing for 24 years. Our scope includes testing and certification of the following interfaces to local and international requirements:

  • PSTN (Public Switched Telecommunications Network) Analogue products including cordless
  • xDSL including ADSL, S.HDSL and VDSL
  • Cordless equipment
  • Mobile equipment
  • Telecommunications Cable and Cabling Components
  • EMC
  • RF
  • Electrical Safety testing

PSTN (Public Switched Telecommunications Network) Analogue products including cordless:

  • Modems
  • Fax machines
  • Telephones (standard & cordless)
  • Alarm systems with dialers
  • Private line modems
  • Other types of equipment that connect to analogue lines
  • Testing deal with parameters such as tone and carrier levels, voice quality, return loss, DC characteristics and general interworking of the equipment with the telephone network.

xDSL including ADSL, S.HDSL and VDSL

  • ADSL and SHDSL Modems, Splitters and Filters
  • connection to the PSTN
  • connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network
  • Broadband xDSL equipment: ISDN, ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, SHDSL
  • DC signaling, Low frequency AC, voice band or signaling up 20 kHz

Cordless equipment

  • Austest performs testing to the ACMA's Radiocommunications (Digital Cordless Communications Devices — DECT Devices)

Mobile equipment

  • Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network
  • CDMA Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network
  • GSM/3G/4G Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network

Telecommunications Cable and Cabling Components

  • Testing cable and related equipment used in telecommunication networks such as patch cords, cables, RJ connectors, patch panels, etc.

Electrical safety

  • AS/NZS60950-1:2003 for Information Technology Equipment such as ADSL modems, Voice over IP equipment, Fax machines, Telephones, PABX Systems, Computer Systems, Alarm Diallers, etc.

EMC

  • AS/NZS CISPR 22, CISPR 22, EN 55022; Information technology equipment- Radio disturbance characteristics
  • CISPR 24; EN 55024; Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics
  • CISPR 24; EN 55024 Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limit and methods of measurement.
  • FCC (Federal Communications Commission) FCC Part 15: Covers the rules for the operation of unintentional, intentional or incidental radiators.

RF (Radio Frequency)

  • Short range devices 9kHz – 30MHz ACMA's Radiocommunications Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence
  • Short range devices 25MHz – 25GHz 30MHz ACMA's Radiocommunications Low Interference Potential Devices Class Licence

We also perform testing to the following country specific standards:

  • NEW ZEALAND TELECOM PTC200 (modems, fax machines, etc)
  • NEW ZEALAND TELECOM PTC220 (Voice over IP Equipment)
  • NEW ZEALAND TELECOM PTC273 (ADSL Equipment)
  • SINGAPORE (TAS) IDA TS PSTN1 SPECIFICATION for PSTN Equipment
  • HONG KONG TELECOM HKTA 2011 (Check for PSTN Equipment)
  • MALAYSIA (JABATAN TELEKOM) Checklist for modems, faxes, alarm panels
  • EUROPEAN UNION: BABT & Pan European Approval TBR 21(CTR21), TBR 37(CTR37), TBR 38, TBR 17 and TBR 15.
  • UNITED STATES FCC PART 68 Test & Certificate. TIA/EIA/IS-968.
  • TUV RHEINLAND North America Accreditation.
  • SOUTH AFRICA TE001 and ICASA Accreditation.
Telecommunications Testing
Telecommunications Cable and Cabling Components
Cordless equipment
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