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Wireless, product safety, int’l approval capabilities added

Manufacturing Group | March 14, 2014

National Technical Systems key facility services cover low power devices, information technology equipment, and medical devices,

Calabasas, Calif. and Plano, Texas - National Technical Systems Inc. (NTS) officials announced that its Plano facility is now offering wireless and product safety testing services and international product approvals. These new capabilities enhance the comprehensive set of testing and engineering services already in place at the Plano facility.

NTS Plano can fulfill current and future NTS customers' needs in terms of licensed and unlicensed radio testing, product safety evaluations and testing, and the attainment of international product approvals. While not specifically limited to these technologies, the lab will be focusing on licensed and unlicensed low power devices that fall under FCC, Industry Canada, and R&TTE EU regulations. Product safety testing and evaluations services will focus on information technology equipment, medical devices, and other commercial, consumer, and industrial applied products.

"Our goal is to be our customers' natural first choice for testing in the South Central United States, serving all their needs for comprehensive testing and engineering," said John Ngo, General Manager of the Plano facility. "We have added staff, equipment and expertise as part of our commitment to expanding our wireless, product safety and international approval to offer our regional customers a true 'one-stop shop' for their needs."

The Plano facility, which currently consists of 50,000ft2 of laboratory space plus a remote 44,000ft2 test site, also offers extensive EMC (electromagnetic capability) testing services with seven EMC and EMI chambers including a large 10-meter chamber and two 3-meter chambers, EMP (electromagnetic pulse) testing, capabilities for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) testing, indirect lightning testing, air flow measurement capabilities and a full suite of environmental and dynamics testing capabilities including 18 chambers and five shakers, among other capabilities and services.

Currently, NTS Plano test data is also accepted based on mutual regional agreements (MRAs) in other countries including South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and the European Union.

SOURCE National Technical Systems Inc.

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