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Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Implementation

Webinar Recording: December 8, 2016
Presented by Michael Derby

Directive 2014/53/EC the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) became applicable 13 June 2016 replacing the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) bringing many changes to handling and approval of radio equipment.  The transition has been wrought with many concerns and mis-understandings.  Now in full force, the RED continues to have questions during implementation.

An overview of the main changes when transitioning from the R&TTE Directive or EMC Directive, to the RE Directive (RED).  The webinar will re-cap the most significant changes affecting the transition to RED, including the latest updates on using the RED, important dates and timescales, RED guidance and harmonized European Norm (EN) standard development.   ACB receives so many questions about the RED and has consistently been involved with the development of the Directive and RED Notified Body activities.   Michael’s webinar will ensure that the most frequency asked questions, by manufacturers and test labs, are included in the presentation.


Michael Derby is a Senior Review Engineer and Director at American Certification Body in Europe.   He has been with ACB since November 2007.   Michael is a TCB for the FCC, an FCB for Industry Canada and a Notified Body for the R&TTE, EMC and RE Directives.   Michael is an active member of the REDCA and TCB Council; acting as the liaison between the two organizations.   He is also the Chairman of the TCB Council Board of Directors.   He is the Secretary of the EMC Test Lab Association, responsible for education on testing methods and standards development.   Michael’s past experience includes product development, testing and certification for test laboratories and manufacturers.   Michael provides worldwide services to ACB’s global customers from his office in the Hampshire area of the UK.