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TÜV SÜD opens product testing lab in Kanata

New facility includes a NEBS compliance lab, joining ‘Silicon Valley North’ community near Ottawa


TÜV SÜD, Newmarket ON, a leading global providers of testing, auditing, inspection and certification services, has opened a new regulatory compliance testing lab near the Nation’s Capital. This high-tech facility, in the heart of ‘Silicon Valley North’, is poised to become one of TÜV SÜD’s premier locations for safety, electromagnetic compatibility, wireless and NEBS (Network Equipment Building Systems) testing. 

A staff of 12, all with expert level experience, will operate the lab located on Teron Road in Kanata ON. The 23,000-square-foot lab provides wireless and EMC testing utilizing 10 meter and 3 meter ambient free semi-anechoic chambers. Environmental, power and safety testing is also available with state-of-the-art equipment that has been recently upgraded to meet new market demands. Additional investment to be made early this year will expand wireless testing capabilities to better serve that expanding market. As a leader in safety, EMC and wireless testing across Ontario, TÜV SÜD is drastically expanding upon previously its services, enabling faster turnaround times and more efficient solutions.

As the only NEBS compliance lab in the region, TÜV SÜD will maintain the necessary ISO 17025 lab accreditation and Verizon Independent Testing Laboratories NEBS Testing Certification program accreditation. The NEBS program helps expedite product-to-market cycles for Verizon’s telecommunications equipment vendors and creates more economical compliance testing processes.  Test plans that combine NEBS testing with other mandatory compliance testing allow the lab to offer a turn-key solution from an individual location.

“TÜV SÜD has been aggressively investing and expanding in Ontario and Quebec for more than a decade. This new lab offers our local customers a complete regulatory testing solution and aligns with our North America strategy to become the leader in wireless and EMC testing services,” says Darryl Fleger, Canadian country manager, TÜV SÜD Canada.