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Leading design consultancy SWECO to reference DTG testing and CAI's European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS)

SWECO, Europe’s leading design, engineering, environment & regulatory consultancy are to reference the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS) specification as part of their requirements for in-building TV and Satellite systems.

Developed through an industry collaboration of satellite/DTT platforms and major equipment manufacturers, DTG Testing and CAI’s European-wide assurance scheme for TV and Satellite distribution equipment provides reassurance of end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.

It consists of a test specification underpinned by international standards and a consumer-facing logo. Manufacturers of equipment such as receivers, dSCRs, multiswitches, fibre gateways, launch amplifiers and LNBs can display the logo on their products after successfully passing the required tests.

Leading consultancy SWECO have now specified that products included in proposals submitted to them for TV and Satellite IRS systems will need to have passed EICS certification. This demonstrates their commitment to delivering high quality solutions compatible with all major satellite and TV platforms.

Brands certified under the EICS scheme are:

  • Fracarro
  • Freesat
  • Inverto
  • Sky
  • Televes
  • Triax
  • Vision
  • Whyte

With products from Antiference and other leading brands currently going through the process.
Supported by the leading retailers, the logo allows end-users, such as installers, specifiers, housing associations and platform operators to easily identify equipment that is compatible with all major satellite and TV services; and therefore interoperable with other EICS equipment.  
DTG Testing provides testing against the EICS specification at its UKAS-accredited laboratory based in London. CAI operates the scheme, including a market surveillance programme to maintain a high standard of EICS-marked equipment.
About DTG Testing (part of the Digital Television Group)
DTG Testing is a not-for-profit and vital test laboratory resource for the TV and satellite industries. Based in London, it is the only test lab in Europe to be ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited by UKAS to carry out testing against an amplifier and antenna testing for RED compliance. DTG Testing also provides expert input on international standards development as well as Notified Body and test services for a range of technologies including broadcast FM and AM radio, digital terrestrial television and satellite.

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