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2023-08-11 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.  .

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To ensure that safety does not fall by the wayside during technical progress in information technology or audio and video products, the VDE Institute offers comprehensive tests on devices throughout their entire product life cycle. 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 and audio-video 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.

The IT and audio / video standard IEC 62368-1

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2023-08-30 expert contribution

Here you will find all important information about the ITAV standard, the IEC 62368-1. From introductory information about the applicable normative landscape to its worldwide market access. We regularly update the information to keep you up to date.

Important information about the new standard

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. 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.

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