Whatever the industry or market, anywhere in the world, as soon as communication technologies or renewable energies are involved CETECOM is your global partner for providing independent component and product testing that aid in improving quality, safety and increasing time-to-market.
CETECOM holds extensive global accreditations for the testing of virtually all telecommunication and IT products. Our test services include safety and quality control, development support, prototype testing and validation, coexistence and interoperability testing.
CETECOM is accredited for the testing of sound system equipment and voice performance, amongst others specializing in the testing of Acoustical Quality Evaluation for mobile terminals. The acoustic tests are carried out in automatic test sites equipped with a state-of-the-art acoustic chamber. The acoustic test reports of CETECOM are recognized by many countries all over the world as a basis for type-approval procedures.
In the state-of-the-art battery test centre CETECOM supports battery and car manufacturers in the safety qualification of high-capacity Li-Ion battery systems. CETECOM employs highly qualified battery specialists; the test facilities consist of separately secured premises, equipped to face the most extreme cases. The lab and test areas are continuously enhanced following the latest standards.
The CETECOM facilities in Europe and USA are accredited Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) with recognized Bluetooth Qualification Experts (BQE), offering a comprehensive range of testing services. A device incorporating Bluetooth® wireless technology must undergo testing according to the Bluetooth® SIG Qualification Program in order to classify as a licensed product with the Bluetooth trademark.
Whether it concerns Infotainment, Telematics, Sensor technology, eCall or ITS systems, CETECOM is a partner of the automobile industry. Besides in-car entertainment modern cars are equipped with mobile broadband connectivity, allowing the car to share internet access to other devices both inside as outside the vehicle. Whatever the communication technology, CETECOM can help achieve compliance including development support and interoperability testing.
CETECOM test procedures for DECT cordless phones are according to the current European and US standards, offering all functional and regulatory testing like radio interface, the GAP protocol, acoustics, network access and specific absorption rate. In addition CETECOM has been the first to achieve the status as CAT-iq Qualification Laboratory, acting as a CAT-iq Qualification Body under the DECT Forum CAT-iq Certification Program. CAT-iq is a synonym for premium features with respect to audio quality, interoperability and wideband transmission abilities.
CETECOM disposes of a strong network of accredited EMC laboratories with facilities in Germany (2x) and the United States (2x). The state-of-the-art test labs including absorber chambers and shielded rooms are equipped with the latest EMC test systems. Besides EMC conformance testing to international EMC harmonized standards and guidelines, CETECOM’s EMC test services comprise of global EMC conformance, quality registration assessment and customized EMC testing.
CETECOM is accredited by KBA and SNCH to conduct comprehensive EMC testing and issue the technical report for the Type Approval for the automobile industry. Beneath EG type approval according 72/245/EWG (e1-marking) or approval according UN-ECE regulation (E13-marking) there is a large number of specifications of vehicle manufacturers available at CETECOMs accredited Automotive lab.
CETECOM’s environmental test centre is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and offers a range of state-of-the-art test equipment to assess the resistance, long-term behaviour and ageing effects of a product under various simulated conditions. CETECOM tests against international and/or customized standards, which include also those of many automotive manufacturers. The accredited lab and test environment is constantly further developed following the latest norms.
CETECOM helps to ensure that mobile communication devices are not harmful to health due to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields. In accordance with various international regulations on radiated protection CETECOM’s services comprise EMF exposure testing, Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) testing and SAR measurements (regulatory, customized). In addition CETECOM supports the Medical Industry with the implementation of wireless communication technologies to make sure that products meet the required quality, health, environmental and safety standards for fast and cost-effective market access.
CETECOM offers conformance testing of a device incorporating GSM/W-CDMA/LTE technology to ensure it conforms to the required technical standards for its target markets. The CETECOM facilities in Europe, Asia and North America are equipped with various state-of-the-art test systems and accreditations to get your device tested and certified according to PTCRB, GCF and network operator specifications. Don’t hesitate: CETECOM assists in getting your device to the market in the shortest timeframe possible!
As a CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL) CETECOM is accredited to perform TRP and TIS measurements according to the specifications set in the Test Plan for Mobile Stations Over-the-Air Performance; a requirement that must be satisfied for PTCRB certification and essential to gain entry to the North American market. The worldwide operating GCF Regime specifies similar OTA requirements. The CTIA and Wi-Fi Alliance® authorized CETECOM to perform RF Performance evaluation of Wi-Fi Mobile Converged Devices on their behalf. Customized antenna measurements for comparison or evaluation are also available upon customer requests.
CETECOM has the necessary know-how, accredited laboratories (DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025) and state-of-the-art measuring equipment to support the development and compliance testing of electronic devices with integrated radio technology. Our test scope covers many traditional and new radio technologies. In the field of radio testing CETECOM holds more than 30 accreditations for diverse technologies and accreditation schemes such as ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation or Certification Assessment Body (CAB) to issue test reports for compliance to FCC, Industry Canada and Japanese regulations.
When it comes to integrated RFID technology CETECOM provides support for nearly any kind of application. As a leading and independent full service provider for RFID and NFC related solutions, CETECOM offers a wide range of services to implement the type approval process for devices with integrated RFID technology such as mobile payment applications, ICC cards and terminals. Irrespective of whether it concerns Electronic Payment, Mobile Payment, mPOS, ePassport, eIdentification, eTicketing or eHealth: CETECOM supports you in achieving a maximum of compliance and security!
CETECOM offers safety testing according to the latest relating Directives of the European Parliament and the CE Marking Directive of the EEC. CETECOM’s electrical safety tests contribute to obtain the certificate of conformity and CE Marking, which are required to place your product on the European market. To accelerate the process CETECOM can assist you through the CE Marking application, offering comprehensive services to ensure an efficient and cost-effective certification procedure. In addition CETECOM’s test reports fulfil the requirements for the CB scheme to obtain the “CB Test Certificate”.
As a leading and independent full service provider for Smart Card, RFID and NFC related solutions, CETECOM's worldwide operating SmartCard Technologies Competence Center offers a wide range of services to implement the type approval process for mobile payment applications, ICC cards and terminals. Irrespective of whether it concerns Electronic Payment, Mobile Payment, mPOS, ePassport, eIdentification, eTicketing or eHealth: CETECOM's SmartCard Technologies Center supports you in achieving a maximum of compliance and security!
CETECOM performs usability tests according to the latest ISO standards. Besides basic usability testing to establish the user friendliness of a product, CETECOM offers various expert packages to test the usability of a product following a customized catalogue of fundamental and extended product functionalities, to be examined not only by testing experts but also by final users.
CETECOM offers comprehensive Security and Robustness Testing for wireless devices and mobile applications – regardless of brand, make or manufacturer. CETECOM tests and analyses various protocols, profiles and interfaces; including, if necessary, standard protocols such as HTTP, TCP, IPv4, IPv6, ICMP, ARP, JPEG, MPEG, MP3-files or other image files. With standard pre-tests and/or customer-specific tests CETECOM helps to analyze potential weak points and the error susceptibility. Detailed test reports help customers decide whether adjustments are to be made.
CETECOM performs Wi-Fi® testing for IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, h, d, n products. As a Wi-Fi Alliance® Authorized Test Lab CETEOM is not only accredited to offer tests for the regulatory baseline functionality but also for most of the specific Wi-Fi Alliance CERTIFIED™ Programs. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, the official body for promoting the Wi-Fi® technology on a worldwide level. To ensure good quality and interoperability the Wi-Fi Alliance has developed the so-called Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Programs.
CETECOM has been among the first labs which have been approved for the certification testing of wireless power charging (Qi testing) for mobile devices. This new technology enables to connect charging units and devices through electromagnetic induction. The Wireless Power Consortium requires standardized testing by authorized test laboratories such as CETECOM, who has been an active member since the beginning of this innovative technology and contributed to the development of test specifications and testing methods.