Host products using compliant wireless / 3G / GSM modules in Australia

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In accordance with Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) requirements, all devices must comply with the requirements of all of the applicable ACMA mandated Labelling Notices. For a “host” unit that incorporates an already compliant 3G/GSM module, telecommunications reports for the GSM module to AS/ACIF S042.1 and AS/ACIF S042.3 can be used.  There are several tests that still must...

FemtoCell Approval Requirements in Australia

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The ACMA have clarified their position regarding FemoCells and their approval requirements.  FemtoCells are not classified as a telecommunications device under the Telecommunications Labelling Notice (TLN) and therefore should not be marked with the A-Tick. FemtoCells fall under C-Tick requirements for intentional emissions, unintentional emissions and EME (electromagnetic Exposure, often known...

Australian and New Zealand distributors of electrical items take cavalier approach to safety

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Maybe it’s the power of the C-Tick logo, maybe the ACMA have been incredibly good at market awareness for their EMC and radcomms regimes.  Whatever the reason, manufacturers and importers seem to be aware of the C-Tick, even though some may not know what standards apply, how to label their product or obtain the correct test reports for inclusion on the required self-declaration of...