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New Service:

Cybersecurity Assurance Program

Today, consumer and industrial products need to have strong cyber defenses in place in order to secure and protect the sensitive information they often collect. Through the use of information assessment and cybersecurity services, manufacturers can not only ensure the safety and security of the product, but also demonstrate their commitment to safety to their customers.

For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), having the ability to identify and fix cyber vulnerabilities before they are found by adversarial or end customers helps add tremendous value to their products. With TUV Rheinland Cybersecurity Assurance, an OEM can assure the end customer, integrators, and its value-added resellers (VAR) that they have taken responsible steps to ensure its consumer or industrial product is cyber secure.

Armed with a statement of Cybersecurity Assurance from TUV Rheinland, you provide transparency to your customers that your products are safe and secure, helping to protect your brand value.

Criminal hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in your network, your IT systems, applications or mobile devices to penetrate your organization and manipulate or steal sensitive business information and customer data. The fact of the matter is, no organization is "too small" or "too insignificant" for an attack, and many organizations are already compromised without even knowing it. Do you know the weak points in your systems and applications that attackers could exploit? Internal and external penetration tests and IT security analysis from TUV Rheinland can provide those answers!

Our Penetration Testing & IT Security Analysis can optimize your company's IT security and protect your business from network attacks in just a few steps. We examine your IT infrastructure from a hacker's perspective, simulating a realistic cyberattack to identify vulnerabilities in your IT before attackers can exploit them. Our experts then recommend suitable countermeasures and assist you in their implementation so you can protect your systems, sensitive business information, and customer data from harmful unauthorized access and industrial espionage.

Click below to contact our experts and learn more about Penetration Testing & IT Security Analyses from TUV Rheinland!


Penetration Testing & IT Security Analysis

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Cybersecurity Services

IoT Cybersecurity Solutions
Secure Cloud Enablement
Advanced Cyber Defenses

New Testing Capability:

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ Certification Testing

In September 2021, we announced that our Product Safety & EMC Excellence Center in Pleasanton, CA is now qualified to perform certification testing under the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ certification program! The Wi-Fi Alliance® introduced the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ program to bring a standardized approach to Wi-Fi network diagnostic data collection, allowing better visibility and maintenance of customer’s Wi-Fi networks. 

The latest release of the program incorporates updated features and new requirements. Devices may continue to be tested for certification under the original Wi-Fi Data Elements feature set until October 2, 2021. However, after this date, all devices must meet the new requirements of the updated program in order to obtain certification. Wi-Fi Alliance® Members may now submit their products to TÜV Rheinland for testing and certification under the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Data Elements™ program. 

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In the era of smart homes, smart cars, smart manufacturing, and the rise of the IoT era, there is a growing trend of manufacturers incorporating wireless functionality to their products through modular integration. However, regulations change on a continuous basis and manufacturers often lack the knowledge, or support, for wireless approvals globally. Our experts understand the hurdles posed by the regulatory landscape, and are here to help! Join our Wireless On-Demand Webinar Series for in-depth presentations from TÜV Rheinland's engineers and wireless specialists for a comprehensive guide and overview of modular integration.

Register now and instantly receive access to our first on-demand webinar for you to watch and to refer to whenever you want. You will then receive access to the rest of the series weekly!

Click below to learn more and register for the series!

On-Demand Webinar Series:

Comprehensive Guide & Overview of Modular Integration

New Testing Capability:

Wi-Fi 6E Certification Testing

In April of 2020, the U.S. FCC adopted a proposal that opened the 6GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use, and in turn, unleashed 1,200 MHz of additional bandwidth for next-gen Wi-Fi 6E devices. With its super-wide 160 MHz channels, uncongested bandwidth, and the ability to deliver multi-gigabit, low-latency Wi-Fi, the 6GHz spectrum has become very attractive to product developers and device manufacturers.

With Wi-Fi operation in the 6GHz band increasing daily, certification for Wi-Fi 6E has been introduced as an extension of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ program to deliver interoperability for devices operating in the 6GHz spectrum. TUV Rheinland of North America is now authorized to provide Wi-Fi 6E certification testing and aims to use the new capability to bring the immense benefits of the 6GHz spectrum to consumers, device manufacturers, and service providers around the world.

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Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Wireless Solutions

Smart Home
Medical & Health
Chips & Modules

New Blog Post:

How to Ensure Machinery Safety and Compliance
Robotics Safety E-Book
Today’s product markets are becoming increasingly competitive, and manufacturers must adapt quickly in order to keep up to new demands. This can mean building or purchasing additional facilities, installing new machines, or modifying existing production equipment to increase efficiency or to add new product lines. However, this can mean creating new safety or compliance issues for your company that you may not be aware of.

Read our latest blog to learn more about how a customized machinery assessment can help you determine if your production line has any safety gaps.

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Updated Standards for Industrial Robots:

ANSI/RIA R15.08, UL 3100, and ISO 10218
The much awaited standards ANSI/RIA R15.08 and UL 3100 were released earlier this year to address an ongoing compliance gap with the quickly growing mobile robot market. Prior to their release, mobile robot manufacturers were left to using traditional robot and AGV standards to address safety.

In addition, the basic robot safety standards ISO 10218-1 for Industrial Robots and ISO 10218-2 for Robot systems, robot applications and robot cells integration are currently under revision. These updates will change the definitions of robots and address many more safety concerns, staying up to date with current robotics technology.

TÜV Rheinland will be developing educational webinars on these standards in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about the difference between industrial mobile robots and automated guided vehicles (AGVs), download our recent whitepaper!
Robotics Safety Webinar Series

New Service:

Mobile & On-Site EMC Testing
For industrial system manufacturers or manufacturers of any type of large electrical equipment, EMC testing for CE compliance with the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU can be a difficult task.

TÜV Rheinland makes it easy, shipping our custom designed, dedicated mobile EMC equipment to your site. Our experienced EMC experts perform the tests in just a few days, working with your engineering staff to mitigate any compliance issues along the way.

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Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Machinery Services

Robotics Compliance Partner
Field Evaluation Services
EMC Testing & Certification
In-Situ EMC Testing

Webinar Series:

Food Contact Materials (FCM)
Today, businesses and consumers are more concerned than ever about food safety. In mass production facilities, restaurants and home kitchens alike, products and materials used in the preparation, packaging, serving or storage of food must meet general safety regulations to ensure regulatory compliance and protect human health.

Join our Food Contact Material (FCM) Regulatory & Compliance webinar series to keep up-to-date on changes in the global Food Contact Material arena, and ensure your products stay compliant with the changes. Topics for the webinars include SUPD requirements, FCM regulatory trends, regulatory framework for household electrical appliances, and more.

Click below to learn more and register for the webinar series!

The demand for new furniture designs, electrified furniture, and sustainable alternatives to the current range of products is on the rise. As this demand continues to rise, furniture manufacturers need ways to not only ensure the safety and quality of their products, but also separate themselves from the competition.

Our broad service portfolio ensures optimum support with regard to your unique requirements. We provide expert testing and certifications in accordance with national and international standards for furniture of all kinds – from office, contract and home furniture to laboratory and workshop furnishings.

Click below to check out our new Furniture Testing Microsite to learn all about our furniture testing and certification services, the industries we serve, our state-of-the-art testing equipment, and more!


Furniture Testing & Certification

Textile Testing Update:

AATCC Publishes New Test Method for Textiles
As a first standardization body worldwide, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has published a test method addressing the quantification of fiber fragments in an accelerated laundry setting, known as Test Method TM212 - Version 2021 on Fiber Fragment Release During Home Laundering.

This method will enable brands and retailers to make informed decisions based on the amount of fiber shed from different types of fabrics. It will also provide a possibility to create a benchmark for assessing different fabric types. It is expected that a test method proposal will soon be published as an EN standard and most likely also an ISO standard in the near future.

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Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Retail Services

Consumer Products
Textiles & Clothing
Shoes & Leather

New Service:

Information Security Management Systems
ISO 45001
An information security management system (ISMS) is an integrated set of methods, rules and regulations within an enterprise for the control and continuous improvement of information security.

The main objective of an ISMS is to identify the risks related to the information it processes and to manage those risks in a targeted manner.

Learn all about the benefits of an ISO 27001:2013 certified Information Security Management System on our website.

On-Demand Webinar:

Taking the Stress Out of Your Quality Management System
Ever feel like your ISO based Quality Management System is an overwhelming pile of needless documents filled with complicated redundancy resulting in chaos and confusion? Does keeping up with your Quality Management System seem like an unending tunnel of darkness? Do you ever wish there was an easier and more effective way to address and satisfy ISO based Quality Management System requirements?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, we have fantastic news for you…first, you are not alone, and second, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Michael Wolfe, President & Lead Consultant at McDae Global Inc., works to set your mind at ease by answering the most frequently-asked questions in his presentation.

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Taking the Stress Out of Your QMS

New Whitepaper:

Why Get Certified for ISO 9001?
Changing circumstances within your industry, or within in your business’ operations will always place additional stress on your business. Operating within a certified ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) ensures you have the framework to effectively manage these changes within a controlled environment using effective, stable and measurable processes.

Our latest whitepaper outlines the advantages that an ISO 9001 quality management system can bring you.

Click the link below to download!

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Systems Services

Certification Partner
Remote Audits
ISO 27001 - ISMS

Press Release:

TÜV Rheinland Grants Green Product Mark for BodyGuardz

On September 13, 2021, TÜV Rheinland announced that is has granted their Green Product Mark certificate to the BodyGuardz Eco PRTX screen protector of BGZbrands, a leader in device protection. This cell phone screen protector is the world's first screen protector to obtain this certification.  

The BodyGuardz Eco PRTX screen protector has been tested and evaluated based on the four aspects of TÜV Rheinland's Green Product Mark, including corporate social responsibility, chemical substance control, carbon footprint calculation and verification, and recycling design for product and packaging.

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On May 26, 2021, the new Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 EU MDR entered into effect, replacing the two previous directives and bringing a slew of changes for manufacturers & retailers of medical products.

The new EU MDR includes many changes regarding the requirements of the documentation and certification procedure. But did you also know about the significant updates in the requirements for hazardous substances? Join our webinar on October 26th where our experts will discuss the changes for hazardous substances, the challenges for the risk assessment, and examples of tests including typical results.

Upcoming Webinar:

EU MDR & the Impact on Chemical Substances in Medical Products

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Chemical Testing Services

Chemical Analysis
REACH Compliance
DETOX Compliance

Press Release:

TÜV Rheinland Issues First IVDR 2017/746 Certificate

On September 3, 2021, TÜV Rheinland announced the issuance of the first CE certificate under the EU IVDR 2017/746 to Siemens Healthineers following a successful conformity assessment! The conformity assessment, including the evaluation of general safety and performance requirements, was conducted through technical documentation review and audit to determine if the devices met the requirements of the IVDR.

This marks the first IVDR CE certificate for Siemens Healthineers that has been issued by TÜV Rheinland under the EU In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation 2017/746.

Click below to learn more and read the full press release!

On October 5, 2021, we announced the submission of our application to become an approved medical Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) under UKAS & MHRA Authorities! In the UK, medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices must conform to the Medical Devices Regulations 2002 in order to be registered with the MHRA and placed on the market.

We are looking forward to a successful approval and accreditation from UKAS-MHRA Authorities on becoming a UK Conformity Assessment Body (CAB). Once approved, we aim to support our customers with conformity assessments of their medical devices to ensure they meet the requirements of the UK Medical Devices Regulation 2002, allowing them to sell their products in the UK.

Click below to read the full press release to learn more about the announcement and important information regarding the MHRA, UK MDR 2002, and UKCA marking.

Press Release:

TÜV Rheinland Applies for Medical CAB Approval Under UKAS-MHRA Authorities

Service Update:

TÜV Rheinland Confirms Significant Extension of UKCA Certification Services

In September 2021, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy updated the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 Designated Standards list, which means they now currently align with the EMC Official Journal of Harmonized Standards.

TÜV Rheinland is now approved for Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016, Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, Radio Equipment Regulations 2016, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 and Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011. Regulations of industrial focus are also among the approvals expected to be conferred throughout this year and into the next. TÜV Rheinland aims to use this scope extension to better serve its customers with more comprehensive UKCA certification services.

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Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Medical Services

IEC 60601 Testing
EMC Testing
Chemical Analysis

New Service:

Green Hydrogen Certification
New Technical Competence Center for Functional Safety
The production of hydrogen requires a lot of energy. This means that within the hydrogen supply chain, the CO2 load increases, as does the "product carbon footprint". But since all strategies for the future use of hydrogen in terms of sustainability are aimed at strengthening the expansion of climate-neutral or green hydrogen, it is important to examine the production methods, transport methods and final applications of hydrogen.

TÜV Rheinland supports players in the hydrogen supply chain by providing an independent and internationally recognized basis for certification, verifying the climate neutrality of their hydrogen.

Learn more about Green Hydrogen Certification on our website!

Training Program:

Functional Safety & Cybersecurity Training Program
The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety & Cybersecurity Training Program is the only worldwide extended vocational training program in the area of FS & CySec where knowledge and competencies are approved of by a third neutral party. By passing a final exam successfully, Engineers who are working in the field of functional safety, will receive a TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineer certificate.

Now, the TÜV Rheinland FS & CySec Training Program is now also available online! These live online trainings are held like a classroom seminar at a fixed scheduled time. Participants only need a PC/laptop or mobile device with a stable internet connection. Certification exams can be taken online at a later day and time.

Click below to learn more and to register for a course!
Functional Safety & Cybersecurity Training Program

On Demand Webinar:

The Hows and Whys of Structural Bolting
The Hows and Whys of Structural Bolting
There are certain procedures for ensuring a certain minimum tension in structural bolts for bridge and other steel structures. Despite clear specifications from the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC), there are still many questions about how structural bolting works, and why particular steps are required. What do we really mean when we say we “torque” a bolt? What really holds bolted connections together? How do the various installation methods work? What do preinstallation and rotational capacity tests tell us?

This on-demand webinar covers the fundamentals of how structural bolted connections work, along with basics on various installation and test methods.

Click below to learn more, or to get access to the recording.

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Industrial Services

Nondestructive Testing Services
Industrial Security - FS & CySec Services
Supply Chain Inspection Services

TÜV Rheinland designated Notified Body for EU MDR & IVDR!
TÜV Rheinland is 1 of 20 Notified Bodies designated to perform conformity assessments under EU MDR 2017/745 in Europe; 1 of only 5 Notified Bodies for the EU IVDR 2017/746; and 1 of only 4 Notified Bodies worldwide that cover both regulations! Contact us now!
TÜV Rheinland Certifies Eurotunnel According to Standards
TÜV Rheinland awards Eurotunnel with hygiene and infection protection management certificate to help ensure greater safety for passengers! This marks the first transport company to receive this certificate from TÜV Rheinland. Click below to read the full press release!
TÜV Rheinland Mexico Expands Market Access Program
As of October 7, 2021, TÜV Rheinland Mexico has received recognition by the Salvadoran Accreditation Body to perform certification to NOM official standards for wireless, safety, and energy efficiency. Click below to learn more and read the full press release!
TÜV Rheinland's Expert Article Published in CET&D Magazine
Our Wireless expert, Kalyan Varma, sits down with Consumer Electronics Test & Development magazine to discuss and evaluate how geopolitical regulations influence technology development. Click below to read the full article for free in the July '21 issue!

In-person Events Are Back! Visit Us at these Upcoming Tradeshows!

IoT World
November 3-4, 2021
Rockwell Automation Fair
November 10-11, 2021

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