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August 2017

Welcome to our August issue of E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry. Please review the stories below; click on the relevant hyperlink in the title to learn more.

Bureau Veritas acquires METRACEM in France
METRACEM is a French testing body focusing on electrical and electronic equipment
Complements our existing five labs in France
Strengthens Bureau Veritas' position as a leading provider of technical market access services
Supports the acceleration of our Smartworld and Automotive strategy
Provides opportunity to leverage our international certification business for METRACEM clients
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Bureau Veritas exhibits at Mobile World Congress Americas
12 - 14 September, San Francisco, California, USA
Stand #N.136 in Hall North at the Moscone Center
Hear from our Wireless/Smartworld specialist businesses - 7layers, SIEMIC, and Curtis-Straus
Provide updates on the latest technical and commercial requirements such as LoRa compliance, connected car certification, Bluetooth 5 and the new Radio Equipment Directive 
VR experience - explore our modern SAR, OTA, EMC and RF labs, virtually
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7layers introduces new NB-IoT USIM Test Bench according to GCF WI#266
The Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT), also called LTE Cat NB1, has been optimized for machine type communication, operating in licensed spectrum
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has introduced a new work item - WI#266 - for the qualification of NB-IoT terminals in conjunction with their USIM and USAT features
The new test bench for NB-IoT USIM can validate conformity with 3GPP standards of IoT and/or M2M devices equipped with NB-IoT modules
The new NB-IoT USIM test bench can run on 7layers' InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC, in combination with the R&S CMW500 network simulator, is now commercially available
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7layers offers LTE Cat-M1 test and service environment
LTE Cat-M1 is suited for the many smart IoT services that are emerging, e.g. in the industrial environment, the smart home and building sector, and for logistic applications, wearables, and m-health applications
7layers supports development and certification of IoT services and devices based on LTE Cat-M1 (or eMTC) technology and latest requirements
7layers now supports chipset, modules and device makers adopting the new technology for their upcoming product developments
7layers is also assisting service providers to set-up their IoT services and maintain the required service quality level, based on LTE Cat-M1 and/or other IoT technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LoRa, etc.
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E&E Updates
Indonesia Drafts Mandatory Requirements for Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatuses
Israel Drafts Requirements for Floodlights, Lamps, Plugs, and Socket Outlets
South Africa Drafts Compulsory Specifications for Certain Electrical and Electronic Apparatuses
BIS India published a new product extension list for mandatory registration scheme- phase III product list
China Drafts Requirements for Mandatory Certification of Household Equipment and Similar Products
Indonesia Drafts Obligatory SNI Requirements for Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatuses
Taiwan Publishes Legal Inspection Requirements for Many Electrical Products and Appliances
Chile Drafts Certification Procedures for Portable Lighting for General Use
Taiwan Seeks Comments for Draft Revision on Inspection Requirements for Specified Audio Products
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Wireless/Smartworld
Chile SUBTEL Introduced a New Multiband/SAE Certification
Australia Amends Various Legislation in Regards to Radiocommunications
EU Issues Amendment and Repeals Existing Decision on Radio Spectrum Use for Certain Devices
EU Amends Permitted Use of the Radio Spectrum for Equipment Using Ultra-Wideband Technology
EU Specifies Labeling for Packaging of Radio Equipment Subject to Service/Authorisation Restrictions
Ecuador Establishes Requirements for the Approval/Certification of Telecommunications Equipment
Japan Requests Feedback on Draft Ordinance Modifying Regulations for Radio Equipment
Eurasian Economic Union Amends Regulations on Radio Equipment and High-Frequency Devices
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Sustainability
EU No 2015/1188 Implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to Ecodesign Requirements for Local Space Heaters
India Establishes Labeling and Energy Efficiency Requirements for Air Conditioners
US Adopts Test Procedure for Measuring the Weighted Energy Factor (WEF) for Certain Pool Pumps
European Commission Repeals and Replaces Energy Labelling Directive
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ST Developers Conference
Santa Clara, USA
6 September
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Mobile World Congress Americas
San Francisco, USA
12 - 14 September
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Seminar: V2X - Wireless Connectivity for Automotive
Ratingen, Germany
14 September
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Seminar: Exchanges on Conformity Assessment FIEEC
Paris, France
20 October
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Automotive Testing Expo USA
Michigan, USA
24 - 26 October
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SPS IPC Drives 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
28 - 30 November
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