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India's Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has extended the deadline for Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification on imported electronics products until 2014. The initial deadline for certification was April 3, 2013, but this deadline has been extended several times now.
Starting 8 PM (EST) December 20th through approximately Noon (EST) December 22nd, the FCC Computer Network services will be unavailable due to system maintenance. As a consequence there will not be any access to the equipment authorization and KDB websites or other web services. The FCC will attempt to reduce the maintenance time as much as possible and they ask that you please plan accordingly.
The Telecommunications Certification Body Council (TCBC) will host its Spring 2014 Workshop from April 7 - 11th, 2014:
- April 7, 2014 - Day 1 – Beginner TCB Training, for newbies
- April 8-10, 2014 - Day 2-4 – regular 3 day TCB Council Workshop
- April 11, 2014 - Day 5 – ISO Guide 17065 Training
The regular 3-day Workshop event will be bracketed by a day for beginner training and a day for ISO 17065 training.
The Beginner Training day is geared for people who are new to the TCB programs, to provide a foundation of knowledge and resources to people who need to know what we do and how to navigate the resources for information. If you plan on attending the beginner training, or sending someone from your company, please let me know for proper planing purposes.
The ISO Guide 17065 Training day is geared to go into more detail of the new ISO Guide for Certification Programs than was provided in the October 2013 Workshop.
Additional details of the agendas for these sessions will be distributed as they are available. The registration structure will allow for people to register for any or all of the Workshop programs.
Please save the dates, and look for further details in the months to come. Should you have any questions, contact Chris Harvey at admin @ tcbcouncil.org or call at 443 - 622 - 3300.
The FCC has scheduled an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below for Thursday, December 12, 2013. The meeting is scheduled to commence 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, .W., Washington, D.C. The event will be shown live at FCC.gov/live.
On October 31, 2013, Brazil's ANATEL adopted the new Regulation on Conditions for Use of Radio in the range of 698 MHz to 806 MHz. The regulation allocates the Digital TV dividend to mobile services following the action plan already adopted by most countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
On November 23, 2013, Industry Canada published Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-502, Issue 5, Technical Requirements for Land Mobile and Fixed Radio Services Operating in the Bands 806-821/851-866 MHz and 821-824/866-869 MHz, which sets out the minimum technical requirements for the efficient use of the bands.
On November 16, 2013, Industry Canada published Gazette Notice SMSE-006-13 – Decisions on the Licensing Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service(FSS) and Broadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS), Implications for Other Satellite Services in Canada, and Revised Fee Proposal.
The purpose of the notice was (1) to announce Industry Canada's decisions regarding revisions to the licensing framework for satellite services, following a consultation process initiated in March 2012 through Canada Gazette noticeSMSE-003-12, Consultation on the Licensing Framework for Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) andBroadcasting-Satellite Service (BSS) in Canada; and (2) to seek comments on a revised fee proposal, as outlined in the decision paper.
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On November 5, 2013, the FCC republished its "Permit But Ask" list (KDB 388624 D02 Permit But Ask List v14r01). The new version capture changes to the Signal Booster requirements clearly.
The FCC has scheduled an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below for Thursday, November 14, 2013. The meeting is scheduled to commence 10:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, .W., Washington, D.C. The event will be shown live at FCC.gov/live.
On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that the FAA determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and immediately provided the airlines with implementation guidance.
EN71-1 2011 was recently updated with amendment A2:2013 incorporated into the standard.
The major change of A2 is the update to the acoustic requirements of clause 4.20, with new requirements for toys not previously within the scope of testing now included, such as percussion toys and wind toys e.g. drums, whistles, and xylophones. Revised test methods have also been introduced for voice toys such as megaphones and walkie-talkies.
On October 31, 2013, the FCC published a revised TCB Exclusion list (628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r02 replaces 628591 D01 TCB Exclusion List v15r01). This revised TCB Exclusion list has moved UWB and Split Modular Transmitters from TCB Exclusion List to PBA List.
US: Department of Energy issues Final Rule for Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Television SetsPosted on October 25th 2013 by Shelley Grandy
On October 25, 2013, the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) issued its final rule for a new test procedure for TVs. This test procedure is designed to resolve the issues which prompted DOE to repeal the previous test procedure.