DTG Testing achieves UKAS accreditation for DTT testing

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the first ever accreditation for testing digital terrestrial television receivers to DTG Testing. DTG Testing has been accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard for laboratory testing.

DTG Testing was founded by the Digital TV Group (DTG), the industry association for digital television in the UK, which represents broadcasters, consumer groups and manufacturers. The DTG is responsible for controlling and maintaining the specification for interoperability requirements for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) within the UK, known as the D-Book. DTG Testing provides test and conformance for the UK's Digital Switchover Certification Mark (the 'Digital Tick) and the Freeview, Freeview HD and Freesat trademarks, and for international platforms.

The current scope of UKAS accreditation covers the requirements for receivers using DVB-T technology.

Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General, DTG said: "UKAS accreditation is an instantly recognisable and internationally understood mechanism for demonstrating that our customers can have confidence in the quality of our test and conformance regimes. DTG Testing is delighted to be the first ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accredited laboratory for digital terrestrial television conformance, this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing world leading test and conformance regimes for the digital television industry."

DTG Staff  |  01.09.2010

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