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+ New ****IMPORTANT**** FCC ET Docket No. 13-44; FCC 14-208 Published
+ Industry Canada RSS-247 Transition Period
+ IMPORTANT ORDER regarding the FCC UNII Band transition.
+ IC has just released RSS-247.
+ FCC Summary of Key Changes in the Report and Order (FCC 14-208)

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FCC's Broadband Plan Turns Five

FCC's Broadband Plan Turns Five

Blow out the candles, already! The recent auction of Advanced Wireless Spectrum raised $41 Big Ones (that’s $41E9) for the US Treasury. Now, spectrum is a little like real estate and as Will Rogers once said: "I had been putting what little money I had in Ocean Frontage [because] they wasn’t making any more..." If there were spectrum futures, I'd recommend placing a buy. AT&T, apparently, thinks the same way, having dropped nearly one-half of the record bids.  

Part of this haymaking for the Feds is the result of the FCC's "National Broadband Plan" or "The Ominbus Broadband Initiative." In 2010 the FCC released a plan to increase the availability of spectrum for broadband deployment in the United States. Some of the initiatives have had an immediate impact. Others have languished or have been overtaken by events. What has happened since is that the Commission has made hundreds of MHz of spectrum available for all kinds of mobile, IoT and M2M uses. This has caused some difficulties for incumbent users and created opportunities for innovators.

This article will provide an update of how the plan is being implemented.

Read the full article online

This article was originally published in the June 2015 Issue of InCompliance Magazine.

ACB Joins MIC Workshop in Tokyo, Japan

MIC Workshop

ACB recently joined the yearly MIC Workshop in Tokyo Japan, invited by our colleagues at the Ministry of Information and Communication and DSP Research. Michael Derby and Pieter Robben joined representatives from Japan, US regulators, Taiwan and Europe to discuss recent advances in the Certification Industry. Critical updates to the FCC Rules, MIC Requirements and EU's Radio Equipment Directive were presented. Our very own Michael Derby (Chair of the TCB Council) presented information on behalf of the TCB Council and Pieter presented information on European test report reviews.  For more information, contact ACB

FCC Adopts New Rules for Transmitters!

Announcing! FCC Adopts New Rules for Transmitters! Test labs and manufacturers may be affected.   

The FCC released its decision on the FCC ET Docket 14-44 on 30 December 2014. The Report and Order covers numerous areas of testing, certification and accreditation. Most notably for many of our customers, the new Rules will require all laboratories that provide testing services for certification carry accreditation to ISO 17025.  

Read more - FCC-14-208A1.pdf

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ACB - SAR Solution

ACB Partners with ART-FI (France) to Support New SAR Measurement Innovations

ART-MANNew ART-Fi Agreement launches ART-MAN SAR Testing Solution in the China Mobile Testing Market.

Shanghai, China
November 7, 2014
American Certification Body (ACB) is pleased to announce a coordinated agreement with ART-FI and EMTREK to market and service the ART-MAN SAR test bench to Chinese mobile and laptop manufacturers.
ART-MAN is a new SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing solution that uses cutting-edge technologies to make SAR testing more accurate, faster, and easier to carry-out for the testing engineers and antenna designers.

Read more about the ART-MAN SAR testing solution

Fast Certification services for Wireless Products

American Certification Body (ACB) provides US, Canada and European Approvals for Licensed and Unlicensed wireless products. We work with our clients around the world and around the clock. We understand your time to market concerns and we realize that Certifications are an important timing issue for all manufacturers. Contact us anytime. Certification questions and inquiries are welcome.

ACB is your source for radio equipment authorizations including 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, frequency hopping spread spectrum, digital transmission systems, WiFi, WiMax, GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, HSPA (HSDPA, HSUPA), marine, aviation, land-mobile, OFDM, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, EPIRB, PLB, BPL, PDA, radar, ISM devices, Smart Phones, and broadcasting equipment. Nearly all devices which use radio frequency energy, from garage door openers to microwave broadcast towers, are eligible for Certification through ACB. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) and Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) evaluations are provided as part of our total Certification package.

Japan Device Certification Services

American Certification Body Inc. (ACB) Receives Recognition for Japan

Device Certification Services
to Japanese Radio
Law Now Available

Japan FlagACB has been approved in the first round of Certification Bodies recognized to perform Certification for wireless devices to Japanese Radio Law, increasing market-access for manufacturers on both sides of the Pacific.  Read more >>

ACB: A Leader in Wireless Approvals.

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Our scope includes Certification under FCC rule Parts 11, 15, 18, 22, 24, 25, 27, 74, 80, 87, 90, 95, 97, and 101. Certification to Canadian Radio Standard Specifications (RSS) is also provided from our staff, with a combination of over 200 years radio approvals experience.

Industry Canada

We provide seamless Certification for North America with Industry Canada Certification Services to RSS requirements of the Canadian Government.

European Union

CE Mark1588

In accordance with the Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive and the United States-European Union Mutual Recognition Agreement, ACB is a designated Notified Body for issuing opinions about conformity of Radio and Telecommunications Equipment.

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Our Lecturers have a wealth of experience and information in the field of product certification and will share their perspective and insight on the regulations and evolving requirements for radio frequency systems.

This goal of these seminars is to present the latest information on these evolving requirements and to give attendees better understanding of the processes and procedures for approving Wireless equipment.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers, program managers, test technicians and regulatory personnel working in EMC, Radio and telecommunications testing and Regulatory Compliance for North America and Europe as well as test, design and development engineers and technicians will benefit from receiving the latest in critical updates on test methodology.

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ACB Gains Japan Recognition

japan McLean, VA -  Japan's Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has approved American Certification Body to certify Licensed Devices for the Japan market.
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Wireless Industry Updates

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ACB Grows in Europe
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ACB EU logoWe are pleased to announce a busy year, with two important engineers joining us. This expansion means that ACB Europe has a diverse team of world renowned industry experts. Read about ACB Europe >>  


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