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RTCA/DO-160G is Latest Version for Testing of Airborne Equipment, But Not the Only Choice

Guidance to help you identify and select the applicable version of the DO-160 standard and other regulations for your aerospace product. We often get the question: What version of RTCA/DO-160 should I use?  As per usual, it depends.  RTCA/DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is the latest version; it is dated December... Read More

Testing Prepares Vehicle Awareness Devices for DOT Qualification in Spring

This week, MET Labs, Federal Signal Technologies, Concurrent Technology Corporation, and OmniAir Consortium, Inc. are performing a 4th round of regression testing on Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Vehicle Awareness Devices. The testing is being performed at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. The Vehicle Awareness Device specification produced by the U.S. DOT has undergone... Read More

ENERGY STAR Undergoes Specification Updates for Televisions, Computers, Displays & Imaging Equipment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the midst of updating many ENERGY STAR specifications.  Here is the status of a few key categories: Televisions The effective date of Version 5.3 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Televisions is September 30, 2011. Version 5.3 was finalized on January 24, 2011. These requirements establish challenging On... Read More

Top 10 Tips for Designing Safety into Electrical Products

Electrical Source Magazine features an article in its July/August 2011 issue that gives an overview on how to design electrical products to comply with safety standards including UL 60950-1, the safety standard for IT Equipment. “Working by Electrical Standards” was written recently by MET Laboratories Product Safety Engineer Tim Su. The article describes the safety hazards, and provides preventive actions... Read More