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Cable lengths for EMC testing
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:14:29

We receive numerous questions when clients submit products for EMC testing and a typical one concerns associated cables. The only requirement indicated in EMC standards is that cables used in testing should reflect a typical installation. If the power sup...

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POSITION VACANT, EMC PRODUCT TESTING, AUSTEST SYDNEY
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:09:35

Australia?s leading product test house is seeking an experienced EMC engineer to join their rapidly growing testing team in Castle Hill NSW. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting a wide range of Defence and Commercial EMC tests for ...

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New Impact, Tension and Compression equipment Austest Sydney
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:32:39

Over January, Austest’s Environmental Testing Department has successfully completed commissioning of Radmana ITR-2000 Instrumented Impact Tester and Shimadzu UMH-10 Universal Testing Machine at our Castle Hill laboratory. The ITR-2000 Instrumented I...

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Australian requirements for Power Assisted Bicycles
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:08:39

Bicycles with small electric motors are becoming more popular. Here is a summary of the regulatory requirements applicable to importers / suppliers in the Australian market, prior to sale. Electrical Safety Mandatory electrical safety compliance (declared...

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AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 published today
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:40:54

Standards Australia have today published a new electrical safety product standard covering information technology equipment, audio visual equipment and their accessories including external power supplies. The standard is technology agnostic and performance...

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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