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2020-02-24 Testing + Certification

Information technology - Testing and Certification at the VDE Institute

We work on the PC, communicate with smartphones, and find our way using navigation systems – hardly anybody can imagine life without information technology.  .


Klaus Spahn

In order that safety is not forgotten in technological progress in communications and information technology (CIT), the VDE Institute offers comprehensive tests for IT devices. They range from electric safety to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio to environmental simulation tests and chemical tests. Testing expertise and the high international reputation of the VDE test mark make the VDE Institute an ideal partner for the IT industry.

We have been appointed as a notified body for radio equipment according to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU and issue EU type examination certificates and evaluation reports based on a document check.

Cyber security and interoperability

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Information security particularly plays a prominent role in networked IT devices. We test and certify security in the fields of data protection, cyber security and functional safety. We can also test interoperability in our smart home test platform. This is especially important if, for instance, IT devices are used in a Smart Home or for Industry 4.0.

Testing IT products

IT products are present everywhere in our day-to-day life and work life. Thanks to intelligent home networking and Industry 4.0, the product range is no longer limited to classic telecommunications and office devices. Equipped with the right technology, nearly any device can send, receive and process information. Thanks to our years of experience and the excellent technical know-how of our employees, we can offer IT device manufacturers comprehensive tests of all product characteristics - from electrical safety to cyber security - from a single source.

Testing according to the new standard

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2021-01-27 expert contribution

As of 12/20/2020, the IEC/EN 60950-1 (for information and communication technology equipment) and IEC/EN 60065 (for audio/video equipment) standards may no longer be used. Therefore, a new certificate is required for these two standards. Here you will find an overview of the changes and the resulting necessary steps. We will appreciate to support you in obtaining a certificate for your product that is still valid. 

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