Radial Engineering’s Donald Carmichael with the company’s new pre-compliance testing facility.
Vancouver, Canada (February 12, 2015)—Radial Engineering has added a new pre-compliance testing facility to its engineering (R&D) department in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The move comes in the wake of rising costs to test products for disruptive radio emissions. “After several rounds of working with local test facilities, the tremendous costs for the approval process became so prohibitive that the decision was made to invest in a pre-test chamber. As an example of cost, testing a single product off-site can be upwards of $20,000 to achieve FCC approval,” said Radial Engineering’s Donald Carmichael.
He added, “With the test chamber, sniffing probes, reception antenna and monitoring equipment at hand, we can quickly walk over to the chamber with various types of shielding materials to try design variations without having to pre-book a laboratory weeks in advance in order to get things done. Companies that do not properly test their equipment are subject to restricted trade and severe penalties. The side benefit is speed to market.”
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