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Updates to the European Radio Equipment Directive
Implications for the Wireless World

February 12, 2015
4 p.m. London, UK
11 a.m. Eastern USA
8 a.m. Pacific USA


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The recent publication of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) brings fundamental changes to the approval of devices for the European Union. This directive replaces the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive. The RED has been redrafted to align with the requirements of the New Legislative Framework (NLF).

Recent guidance explains the obligations of all economic operators in the supply chain, including manufacturers, test labs, Notified Bodies and other stakeholders.

About the Webinar

The goals of the new directive include improving the level of compliance with the “essential requirements,” increasing the confidence of all stakeholders in the regulatory framework and clarifying the Directive in order to facilitate its application.

Changes to the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC) include alignment with the NLF and other aspects identified as necessary to ensure the compliance and quality of radio equipment. Central to these new requirements are new accreditation requirements, clarification and changes to the roles of Notified Bodies, new requirements for test labs and manufacturers and the issuance of certificates.

Transition dates for compliance with the Directive have been set. In this webinar, we will highlight the most significant changes and revisions to the requirements, timelines for labs and manufacturers and the latest approach to applying the directive for compliance with the European CE Marking requirements for radio equipment.

Who Should Attend

All stakeholders interested in following the development the European Commission revisions to the R&TTE Directive, including:

  • Manufacturers of Radio Equipment
  • Conformity Assessment Bodies
  • Notified Bodies
  • Regulatory organizations
  • Test Laboratories
  • Laboratory accreditation organizations

Presented by


Michael Derby,  Director American Certification Body Europe

Michael Derby is the senior regulatory review engineer and Director of ACB’s European offices. Michael has been with ACB since November 2007. Michael is a Notified Body for the R&TTE and EMC Directives. Michael is an active member of the R&TTECA and TCB Council, and the liaison between the two organizations.

Michael is also responsible for ACB’s training activities, including webinars and seminar workshops. 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 the Hampshire area of the UK.


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