Comprehensive testing solutions and product quality assurance
Manufacturers of Electronic Marine equipment (emergency beacon, radio, AIS etc) are under pressure to meet the complex compliance requirements of international radio equipment standards. In the highly competitive marine equipment market, they must also prove that products have the build quality to remain operational, even in the most extreme sea conditions, without electromagnetic disturbances interfering with functionality. All this must be achieved in a short timescale to ensure that demanding time to market deadlines are achieved.
Our wireless marine equipment testing services at a glance
Our UKAS accreditation enables us to perform type approval work on a wide range of equipment operating across VHF, MH/HF, AIS, 406 MHz, 243 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies. Our close relationship with TÜV SÜD BABT, one of the world’s leading radio and telecommunications certification bodies, means that you only have to deal will a single point of contact from our team.
Climatic (extreme temperatures, corrosion, water tests, etc)
RF (121.5 MHz, 243 MHz, GPS, etc)
COSPAS SARSAT (406, T.001/T.007 testing)
Mechanical (vibration, drop, etc)
Wireless certification services
Marine Equipment Directive
Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive / EMC Directive
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
US Coast Guard Approval
Auditing and Global Market Access services Our local team support your global market needs.
Why choose TÜV SÜD marine equipment testing?
TÜV SÜD has been active in the marine sector for over 20 years, supporting customers from across our global network with their test and certification requirements. As a marine radio and beacon testing specialist, we are one of only four laboratories in the world authorised to perform search and rescue beacon testing on behalf of Cospas-Sarsat.
We have particular expertise in 406MHz beacons using the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system, including:
Emergency locator transmitter (ELTs) for aviation use.
Emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) for marine use.
Personal locator beacons (PLBs).
Our test services go broader than beacons - covering the entire spectrum of related regulations and standards, including: