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In our attempts to keep our customers informed and up-to-date, we have compiled the latest news surrounding various industries all in one place! This is your new hub to learn about our latest offers, services, whitepapers, and more!

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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!

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Penetration Testing & IT Security Analysis

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vCISO Advisory Services

Virtual Chief Information Security Officers, or vCISOs, conduct comprehensive assessments of a company’s security posture to pinpoint weaknesses and optimize their security standing over the long-term. Acting either as a long-standing resource for your team or as interim CISO, a vCISO will step in to establish security standards, implement controls, and respond rapidly to incidents—continually refining your approach to address the dynamic threat landscape along with industry best practices and regulations.

Whether you are looking for an interim CISO, a resource to support your CISO, or a long-term arrangement, TUV Rheinland’s vCISO Advisory Services provide the support and direction you need, when you need it.

Click below to learn more and request vCISO Advisory Services for your organization today!

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Cybersecurity Services

Mastering Risk & Compliance
Secure Cloud Enablement
Advanced Cyber Defenses


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.

Click below to read the full press release!


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:

3m Automated Test Chamber for EMC/EMI Testing

In October 2020, our IoT/Wireless Excellence Center in Fremont, CA has expanded its EMC/EMI testing capacity with the installation of a new, state-of-the-art 3m Semi-Anechoic chamber. This announcement follows the August release discussing the addition of Wireless Coexistence testing capability in Pleasanton, CA, the July release about the expansion of TUV Rheinland’s Excellence Center Program, and the implementation of its “Under One Roof” service strategy. 

The IoT/Wireless Excellence Center is now able to automate EMC/EMI testing in the new 3m Semi-Anechoic chamber. The state-of-the-art automation digitizes test results and reduces testing times. It’s capability allows for clients to review results in nearly real-time, even when off-site. In addition, the facility has capabilities to test wireless protocols, perform SAR/OTA testing, and other regulatory services. The addition of the 3m chamber improves efficiencies and will support the Bay area industries by providing access to timely testing and comprehensive services.

Click below to read the full press release!

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Wireless Solutions

Smart Home
Medical & Health
Chips & Modules


New E-Book:

Robot Safety: An In-depth Exploration of Categories and Standards
Robotics Safety E-Book
It's 2021, and robotics have been used by innovators more than ever, especially when it comes to solving employment and safety problems brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. However, as more businesses look to implement more complex or novel robots into their current work practices and manufacturing processes, they're finding that the robotics safety landscape is complex and difficult to navigate.

Our e-book aims to create a comprehensive foundation of the five main categories of robots and the specific standards governing their manufacture, integration, and use.

Download your copy now to learn more!.

On-Demand Webinar Series:

Robotics Safety
Robots have long been used to help companies across the globe look for ways to increase productivity and drive down costs. However, as robotics technology has developed, global standards and compliance requirements have also evolved, making navigating safety and compliance a challenge.

Our experts understand the hurdles posed by the regulatory landscape, and are here to help! Join our Robotics Safety Webinar Series for in-depth presentations from TÜV Rheinland's engineers and robotics specialists on the important standards for any robotic application.

Sign up now and instantly receive access to our first webinar "Understand Key Robotic Certification Standards, Process, and Requirements."

Click below to learn more and register for the series!
Robotics Safety Webinar Series

Whitepaper:

Understanding Compliance Requirements for Industrial Robots
Industrial robots are perhaps the most common type of robot, due to their long history of use and relative simplicity compared to other robot types.

Because of their long presence in the workplace, industrial robots have well-defined safety standards and testing protocol. However, advances in technology mean that they now have other features beyond the basic definitions, so it is important that these robots comply with any additional end-product standards for electrical, mechanical and functional safety. This is why it is important for manufacturers to understand the compliance requirements for industrial robots.

Click below to learn more and download the whitepaper!

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Machinery Services

Robotics Compliance Partner
Field Evaluation Services
In-Situ EMC Testing for Large Machinery
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!

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Furniture Testing & Certification

Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Retail Services

Consumer Products
Textiles & Clothing
Shoes & Leather


Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems:

Deadline approaching for OHSAS 18001 – have you transitioned to ISO 45001 yet?
ISO 45001
The new ISO 45001 standard is set to supersede OHSAS 18001, the previous standard for occupational health & safety.

Companies were granted a three-year transition period starting from the standard‘s publication date of March 12, 2018 until the end of March 2021. However, considering the challenges many companies faced in the last year, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) announced that OHSAS 18001 certification could be extended to September 30, 2021 for organizations that need more time to transition.

Do you have questions about the new standard, or how it can benefit your organization? Learn more in our recent blog post, or contact us now.

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


Whitepaper:

EU MDR & the Impact on Chemical Substances in Medical Products

On May 26, 2021, the new Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 EU MDR entered into effect, replacing the two previous directives – the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD) and the Active Implantable Medical Device Directive 90/385/EEC (AIMDD).

The new EU MDR explains the need for a risk assessment to identify if any of the CMR 1A and 1B substances, listed in the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 - Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP), are in your materials that are considered “invasive.” This means that devices shall be designed and manufactured in a way that aims to reduce the possible risks posed by substances or particles such as wear debris, degradation products, and processing residues that may be released from the device. 

This whitepaper highlights the impact the new MDR will have on chemical substances in medical products, important changes and new requirements, proposed solutions, and long-term considerations.


Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Chemical Testing Services

Chemical Analysis
REACH Compliance
DETOX Compliance


Service:

EU MDR & IVDR Certification

For manufacturers and/or distributors of medical devices, the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and the new In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) are creating uncertainty with regard to the certification of medical devices, particularly due to the short timeframe.

Are the impending dates of the new EU MDR and IVDR keeping you up at night? If you are a medical device manufacturer or distributor and the MDR and/or IVDR are creating uncertainty, contact us! As 1 of only 4 companies worldwide designated as a Notified Body for both the MDR and IVDR, TÜV Rheinland is your trusted partner for the transition from the old directives to the new MDR and IVDR requirements.

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Learn More About TÜV Rheinland's Medical Services

IEC 60601 Testing
EMC Testing
Chemical Analysis


Press Release:

New Technical Competence Center (TCC) for Functional Safety (FS) for East Coast Customers
New Technical Competence Center for Functional Safety
Functional Safety continues to grow in the US, especially as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning continue to be integrated into Functional Safety applications. TÜV Rheinland’s first Technical Competence Center (TCC) for Functional Safety (FS), located in the Product Safety and EMC Excellence Center in Pleasanton, CA, allowed us to offer extensive FS services to our clients in that area. The addition of our second Functional Safety TCC at our Product Safety Excellence Center in Littleton, MA means we will help us to better serve our East Coast customers as well.

Learn more about this exciting update and the services that we can offer within our comprehensive Functional Safety services portfolio by reading the full press release.

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!
TÜV Rheinland now able to perform tests under new IEEE 1547.1-2020
As of December 2020, TÜV Rheinland is now capable of performing interoperability tests mandated by the new IEEE 1547.1-2020 standard. With this added capability, we continue to be able to provide a full range of services in the rapidly growing power and energy industry.
On-Demand Webinar:

Impact of BREXIT
This webinar discusses the various challenges arising in the context of conformity of products and the associated import/export requirements to the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and European single market in relation to the impact of BREXIT.
COVID-19 Response:

Restart Safely
COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruptions around the world, affecting every sector. Our specialists across various industries remain at the ready to assist you in getting your products to market. Together, we’ll get back to business safely and successfully.

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