List of Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Testing Companies: Our Top 10

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Planning to import or export WiFi, Bluetooth or other radio-enabled devices to the European Union? In this article, we list leading companies offering Radio Equipment Directive (RED) lab testing and product development consulting services in Europe and Asia.

Note: The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) replaced the R&TTE Directive

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Element

Element is a global testing company that provides product safety and testing services for many categories of products. Being an EU notified body, Element can perform testing and certification for different directives including Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

Element provides pre-compliance services as the first step to assess RED compliance. They can determine whether your equipment is compliant with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). If not, they will provide advice and guidance to achieve compliance, if possible.

Services

  • RED pre-compliance test
  • Conformity assessment
  • Product testing and certification
  • RED technical documents

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1827
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO 17025
  • ISO 17020
  • ISO 17065
  • AS 9100
  • Nadcap

HQ Address: Queen Anne Drive, Lochend Industrial Estate, Newbridge, Edinburgh, UK

TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is an EU notified body authorized to evaluate product compliance, accredited for radio and telecommunications testing under the IECEE’s CB scheme.

They cover a wide range of products for Radio Equipment Directive (RED), from radio equipment to residential monitoring systems. They provide lab testing and certification services to ensure that your product is safe to sell on the market.

TÜV Rheinland can help you to assess regulatory requirements for your products under Radio Equipment Directive (RED), and offer support for all relevant testing and the necessary documentation to achieve RED compliance.

Services

  • Conformity assessment and advisory
  • Risk assessment
  • RED radio and telecommunications testing
  • RED technical documentation

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1870
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO/IEC 17025
  • SAC
  • NATA
  • CNACL
  • DANAK
  • UKAS
  • NVLAP

HQ Address: 30519 Hannover, Germany

Intertek

Intertek has been a global leading testing company for almost 150 years. They provide certification, lab testing, and compliance consulting services for different products. Intertek also covers CE directives such as RED, LVD, and EMC.

Intertek’s accredited test laboratories can perform all relevant tests under the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). Hence, they can certify that your products meet the requirements under the directive. If your products need improvement, Intertek can also provide guidance and suggestions to achieve RED compliance.

Services

  • Conformity assessment
  • RED comprehensive testing
  • RED certification
  • Product quality assurance
  • RED technical documents

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1885
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • A2LA
  • ANSI
  • FCCIAS

HQ Address: 33 Cavendish Square, London, UK

Bay Area Compliance Laboratories (BACL)

Bay Area Compliance Laboratories (BACL) is a global certification body and testing laboratory that provide comprehensive services for most categories of electronic devices, including testing relevant for the Radio Equipment Directive, the EMC Directive, and other regulations that cover electronic devices.

The company has the ability to test a wide array of products, from small hand-held devices, up to electrical cards, rack-mounted systems, and industrial machinery. They have has 19 testing facilities located worldwide, including the EU, US, China, and Vietnam.

Services

  • Radiated Spurious Emissions testing
  • Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) testing
  • Adaptivity testing
  • Adjacent Frequency Band Selectivity testing

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1996
  • Locations: North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific

Accreditations and Certificates

  • Radio Equipment Directive MRA CAB (Notified Body)
  • EMC Directive MRA CAB (Notified Body)
  • ISO/IEC 17025

HQ Address: 1274 Anvilwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94089, United States

RN Electronics

RN Electronics is a UK-based product safety and testing company. They specialize in performing testing for electronics products for different countries and markets, including the EU.

RN Electronics offer cost-effective test services to help you meet the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) requirements. They perform radio testing and safety testing together to save up on compliance test costs. The tests include RF design troubleshooting and antenna testing.

Services

  • Compliance assessment
  • RED radio testing
  • RED RF design troubleshooting
  • RED antenna testing

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1986
  • Locations: United Kingdom

Accreditations and Certificates

  • UKAS
  • VCA
  • FCC
  • ISED
  • EMCTLA

HQ Address: Arnolds Court, Arnolds Farm Lane, Mountnessing, Essex, CM13 1UT, UK.

F2Labs

F2 Labs was founded by Wendy Fuster in 1989 as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and safety testing lab. F2 Lab has more than 25 years of experience in performing electronic product safety tests.

F2 Labs offers services for product safety and lab test requirements under RED. They provide RED evaluation and testing to determine if your product is compliant. Hence, they can issue the certification according to the test result.

F2 Labs is also experienced with technical documentation. They can prepare all the necessary documents for the importation.

Services

  • Product safety assessment
  • RED strategy development
  • RED radio tests and certification
  • RED technical documents

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1991
  • Locations: The United States

Accreditations and Certificates

  • A2LA Electrical Safety – Safety 01-A2LA-MD
  • A2LA Electrical Emissions – EMC 02-A2LA-OH
  • A2LA Signatories – ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement

HQ Address: 8583 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268, United States

Elite

Elite is one of the leading EMC testing company since 1954. They provide EMC services including Radio Equipment Directive (RED) environmental testing and certification. Elite has many years of experience with helping customers to ensure product compliance.

Elite is a notified body for the RED and they can perform RED tests for signal bandwidth, adaptivity, spurious emissions, receiver operations, and maximum output power level.

They can perform testing for all ETSI EN standards and provide conformity consulting services for your products.

Services

  • Conformity assessment
  • RED performance testing
  • RED spurious emission test
  • RED signal bandwidth test
  • RED certification

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1954
  • Locations: The United States

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO 17025
  • FCA
  • VCA
  • ISTA
  • DLA
  • DSCC

HQ Address: 1516 Centre Circle, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Eurofins

Eurofins is a globally accredited laboratory offering electronic compliance testing since 1959. They can help your electronic product to gain access to global markets including Europe, America, Canada, Japan, and many others.

Eurofins offers Radio Equipment Directive (RED) compliance test services in order to help customers that plan to access the EU market.

They also offer RED training for people who want to learn more about the CE marking process and RED compliance. During their training, you can learn more about specific RED tests such as the Antenna Pattern Measurements test, RFID test, and SAR test as they provide.

Services

  • Compliance evaluation
  • RED antenna test
  • RED RFID test
  • RED SAR test
  • Certification and consultation

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1959
  • Locations: The United States, Korea, and China

Accreditations and Certificates

  • A2LA
  • NIST
  • SCC
  • IECEE
  • ISTA
  • DISC

HQ Address: 33439 Western Ave, Union City, CA 94587, United States

SGS

SGS has been providing inspection, verification and certification service for more than 140 years. They cover a wide range of directives or regulations in different countries including RED.

SGS is also a notified certification body for EMC compliance. They can perform screening test services for RED covered products, which including radiofrequency power test, unwanted emission test, and frequency band validation test.

SGS can assist with the applicable requirements under RED. They can also certify whether your product is compliant and safe to import to the EU market.

Services

  • Conformity assessment
  • RED radio frequency power test
  • RED unwanted emission test
  • RED frequency band validation test
  • RED labeling review

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1878
  • Locations: North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO/IEC 179065
  • LCB
  • HKTEC
  • OFCA

HQ Address: 1 Place des Alpes, P.O. Box 2152, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland

NTS

NTS is a privately held, test, inspection, and certification company. They have more than 50 years of experience in electronic product safety and compliance services including RED.

NTS assists with all relevant RED requirements. They can address risk and non-compliance issues for your products, then perform different tests including tune-up tolerances test, RF exposure test, radio test, and circuit schematic test.

Further, NTS can help you with the Declaration of Conformity, user manual, risk assessment, and labeling review in order to meet the RED requirements.

Services

  • Risk assessment
  • RED tune-up tolerances test
  • RED RF exposure test
  • RED radio test
  • RED labeling review
  • Documentation and certification

Company information

  • Year of Registration: 1961
  • Locations: The United States

Accreditations and Certificates

  • ISO 17025
  • A2LA
  • NVLAP
  • DLA
  • ISTA

HQ Address: 2125 East Katella Avenue, Suite 250, Anaheim, CA 92806, United States

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