11th April 2022: Triax has successfully submitted additional multi-switch products to the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS).
Developed through an industry collaboration of satellite/DTT platforms and major equipment manufacturers, DTG Testing and CAI’s European-wide assurance scheme for TV and Satellite distribution equipment provides reassurance of end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.
It consists of a test specification underpinned by international standards and a consumer-facing logo. Manufacturers of equipment such as receivers, dSCRs, multiswitches, fibre gateways, launch amplifiers and LNBs can display the logo on their products after successfully passing the required tests.
Leading international supplier of broadcast reception equipment, Triax has recently seen its TMS range of multiswitches, launch amp and a line amp pass the test specification, joining its range of dSCR products which have already passed, demonstrating the high quality of the Triax solution and compatibility with all major satellite and TV platforms.
Supported by the leading retailers, the logo allows end-users, such as installers, specifiers, housing associations and platform operators to easily identify equipment that is compatible with all major satellite and TV services; and therefore interoperable with other EICS equipment.
DTG Testing provides testing against the EICS specification at its UKAS-accredited laboratory based in London. CAI operates the scheme, including a market surveillance programme to maintain a high standard of EICS-marked equipment.
About DTG Testing (part of the Digital Television Group)
DTG Testing is a not-for-profit and vital test laboratory resource for the TV and satellite industries. Based in London, it is the only test lab in Europe to be ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited by UKAS to carry out testing against an amplifier and antenna testing for RED compliance. DTG Testing also provides expert input on international standards development as well as Notified Body and test services for a range of technologies including broadcast FM and AM radio, digital terrestrial television and satellite.
CAI was formed in 1978 to represent, and establish standards in, the rapidly growing TV signal reception industry. Although the technologies which members work with have developed beyond anyone’s expectations, CAI core strengths remain the same. As we set industry standards, and vet applications to join, consumers who use a CAI member can be confident that the member they choose will have the skills and expertise necessary to complete their work to the expected standard.
CAI now represents businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to multinationals, and specialising in many different areas of our industry. Members work in both the domestic and commercial sectors, and whether the member is an installing company, consultant, distributor or manufacturer, they are all experts in their area of the audio, video and data reception and distribution industry.