An Introduction to MET

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An Introduction to MET
An Introduction to MET
Laboratories, Inc.
First in Certification
History
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1959 – Established in Baltimore, Maryland
1973 – Began product safety listing service
1978 – Initiated action with OSHA to open market
1979 – Began offering FCC part 15 testing
1981 – Began Environmental testing
1984 – Won court settlement with OSHA
1989 – Became the first NRTL
1992 – Began NEBS testing
1999 – Opened Union City, CA Laboratory
2006 – Established operations in China
2008 – Opened Santa Clara, CA Laboratory
2009 – Celebrated 50 Years
2011 – Opened Austin, TX Laboratory
2012 – Established operations in Europe
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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U.S. Lab Locations
Baltimore
Union City
Santa Clara
Austin
MET Laboratories, Inc.
Raleigh
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International Lab Locations
Korea
Italy
China
Taiwan
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Business Lines
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Accreditations
NRTL
DSCC Approved
CB Canada
NB/CAB
Singapore IDA
MET Laboratories, Inc.
NCB/CBTL
TCB
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Product Safety Certification
Services
 Testing to UL, CSA, EN and IEC standards
 Certification for US-NRTL, Canada-SCC, EU-CE and
International-CB Scheme
 Post-certification marketing assistance
 Field Labeling
Industries Served
 ITE, Medical, Household Appliances, Lighting, Power
Tools, Hazardous Location
Typical Clients
 Acer, Black and Decker, Cisco, Gateway,
Nokia, NEC, Tyco
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Product Safety Certification
• Market Acceptance
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US and Canada, International (CB Scheme)
State and local jurisdictions
Major retailers
Major Industries
Approved for more than 180
product categories
• Partnerships
 Testing at approved labs worldwide for MET certification
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Product Safety Certification
A circle that contains
The certifying agency’s
Identity is the standard
symbol associated
with product safety
certification in
North America.
The “c” indicates the
Product was certified
By a Standards Council
Of Canada accredited
“Certification Body”.
MET Laboratories, Inc.
Anatomy of MET’s
product safety
listing label.
The specific US safety
standard to which the
product has been
evaluated and certified.
The specific Canadian
Safety standard used
to evaluate and certify
the safety of the product.
The “US” indicates the product was
certified by an OSHA approved
NRTL for the United States.
Unique MET Listing number,
specifically assigned to a
MET certified product.
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Safety Certification Customers
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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MET Retail Acceptance
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Accepted by all major retailers in North America:
Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Sears,
Home Shopping Network, etc.
MET listed products have been sold in more than 10,000 retail stores in the
United States and Canada.
The list of retailers selling products with the MET Mark is constantly expanding.
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Electromagnetic Capability
Services
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Domestic and International Regulatory Testing
Domestic and International Wireless Testing
Testing for ESD & Shielding Effectiveness
RTCA/DO Aeronautics Testing
Agency Submittals (TCB, IC, BSMI, KCC, etc.)
Industries Served
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ITE, Wireless communication, Telecommunications, Medical,
Military, Commercial Aircraft & Automotive
Typical Clients
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MET Laboratories, Inc.
Dell, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Brocade, Cisco
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Wireless & RFID
Wireless
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FCC TCB & Canada IC
R&TTE Notified Body for EU
SAR up to 6GHz
Dynamic Frequency Selection
3D Antenna Pattern Measurements
OTA Performance Testing
WiFi & ZigBee Testing
RFID
 EPCglobal Hardware & Software
Certification
 OmniAir Electronic Tolling Certification
 ISO Testing
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Environmental & Energy
Services
 Vibration, Shock, Seismic, Thermal, Life cycle,
Fungus, Solar radiation, Dust, Altitude, Winddriven Rain, Flame & HALT/HASS
Industries Served
 Military, Telecommunications, Optics, Packaging,
Enclosures
Typical Clients
 GE, Northrop Grumman, Ciena, Microsoft,
Siemens, Cisco, Ericsson
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Energy Efficiency
Services
 EPA-recognized to test and certify for ENERGY STAR®
 SCC-accredited to certify for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Energy Efficiency Regulations
 European Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Directives
Industries Served
 Televisions, Computers & Servers, Luminaires, CFLs, LED Lamps,
Displays, Set-Top Boxes, Battery Charging Systems, Telephony,
Imaging Equipment, Refrigerated Vending Machines
Typical Clients
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Dell, LG, Black & Decker, Avery Dennison
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Telecom
Regulatory
 FCC Part 68, Industry Canada, R&TTE, Fiber Optic
Interface
NEBS
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Full testing for GR-63, GR-1089 & GR-487
Verizon ITL certified
TEEER Energy Efficiency testing
Lead-free requirements
Post-certification marketing assistance
Typical Clients
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MET Laboratories, Inc.
Flextronics, OKI Data, Alcatel, Huawei
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Metering
Services
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ANSI C12 accuracy testing
Product safety certification
Lightning surge testing
EMC testing for FCC & Industry Canada
ESD testing
Environmental simulation: vibration, salt fog, etc.
Typical Clients
 GE, Echelon, Itron, Elster, Silver Spring Networks
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Military
EMC
 MIL-STD-461, -704, -1275, -1399
 RS103 & RS105 in excess of 200 V/m
 Shielding effectiveness
Environmental Simulation
 MIL-STD-810, -202, -167, -883
 Simultaneous temperature, humidity, altitude & vibration
 Military fiber optic
Typical Clients
 Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop
Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Seminars & Webinars
MET offers seminars and
webinars by subject matter
experts on timely compliance
topics.
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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Thank you!
Are there any questions?
OSHA NRTL Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
A2LA-Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
(Baltimore: #0591-01, Union City: #0591-02)
FCC TCB Telecommunications Certification Body
SCC CB Standards Council of Canada Certification Body
IECEE NCB National Certification Body
Baltimore, MD
410.354.3300
Shenzhen, China
86.755.82911867
Union City, CA
510.489.6300
Seoul, Korea
82.(0).2.2026.0191
Santa Clara, CA
408.748.3585
Taiwan, R.O.C.
886.2.8227.8887
Austin, TX
512.287.2500
Europe
39.340.759.1189
Raleigh, NC
919.481.9319
NVLAP-Accredited NIST CAB Conformity Assessment Body
Verizon ITL Independent Testing Laboratory
DSCC-Accredited for Designated MIL-STD Testing
EPCglobal Inc, Official Test Lab for RFID Hardware Certification
Program
® Testing & Certification
EPA- Recognized for ENERGY STAR
VCCI - Voluntary Council for Control of Interference (Japan)
ISTA Transit Tested Program Member - International Safe Transit
Association
ACIL Member - American Council of Independent Laboratories
Measurement Canada Recognized Test Facility for electricity meters
MET Laboratories, Inc.
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