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Product Testing Workshop & Access to Foreign Markets


January 23, 2014

8:00 am – 4:30 pm daily


Washington Laboratories Ltd.
7560 Lindbergh Drive,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Mike VioletteMike Violette
Michael Violette
Steve KosterSteve Koster
Steve Koster
Steve Ferguson, iNARTE EMC EngineerSteve Ferguson, iNARTE EMC Engineer
Steve Ferguson



Course Description

Washington Laboratories Academy is kicking off 2014 with this full day review of things you need to qualify your product for various markets. Many standards are applied depending on the specific product and market but many harmonized standards are used throughout – some with country deviations.

We invite you to join us for an overview of the testing requirements for modern systems. We have developed this one-day event to cover the essentials of compliance with requirements for modern electronic systems. Most products that are developed for the US domestic, international or DoD procurements must meet one, two, three or all four of these compliance specialties.

We are delighted that Mr. Bill Burwell with the US Export Assistance Center (USEAC) of the US Department of Commerce Commercial Service has agreed to provide information on product export assistance available from the Commercial Service.

The Commercial Service has a network of export and industry specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and over 80 countries worldwide. These trade professionals provide counseling and a variety of products and services to assist small and midsized U.S. businesses export their products and services.

Specific services include: International Sales & Marketing, International Financing, International Logistics, Licenses & Regulations and Trade Data & Analysis.

This is an opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the standards and methods, learn new material to help your design and development efforts or investigate the hows and whys of product compliance testing plus learn about the valuable assistance on marketing your product internationally.


8:00 – 8:30
REGISTRATION: Welcome & Introduction (Mr. Violette)


8:30 – 10:00
SESSION I: EMC Requirements – Modern Electronic Systems (Mr. Koster)

  • Emissions and Immunity Definitions
  • FCC, CISPR, EN and the CE Marking
  • Essential Standards and Conformity Assessment Methods
  • Performance Criteria
  • DoC and Legal Requirements

Military (Mr. Ferguson)

  • MIL-STD-461F
  • Essential Tests
  • Tailoring, Limits
  • Test Planning and Procedures

10:15 – 12:00
SESSION II: Wireless Regulation for Radio Devices (Mr. Koster)

  • FCC and Industry Canada Rules
  • European Norms, ETSI & EN Standards
  • Essential Measurements: Licensed and Unlicensed Devices
  • Principal Measurements Required
  • Overview of Requirements for Other Markets

12:00 – 1:00
LUNCH: Provided


1:00 – 2:15
SESSION III: Export Assistance (Mr. Burwell)


2:30 – 3:30
SESSSION IV: Product Safety Essentials (Mr. Pye)

  • Hazards Identification
  • Product Safety Investigation
  • Essential Tests
  • Documentation
  • North American and European Overview
  • Overview of Requirements for Other Markets

3:45 – 4:30
Session V: Environmental Testing Essentials (Mr. Ferguson)

  • Essential Aspects of Environmental Performing
    • Dynamic (Shock and Vibration)
    • Climatic (Hot/Cold/Wet)
    • Contamination
    • Ingress Protection
  • MIL-STD-810 Overview
  • EN 68000 Series
  • Testing Planning and Execution


Registration CLOSED!

January 23, 2014
Washington Laboratories Ltd.
7560 Lindbergh Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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