10th May 2022: SWECO, Europe’s leading design, engineering, environment & regulatory consultancy is to reference the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS) specification as part of their requirements for in-building TV and Satellite systems.

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 consultancy SWECO has now specified that products included in proposals submitted to them for TV and Satellite IRS systems will need to have passed EICS certification. This demonstrates their commitment to delivering high quality solutions compatible with all major satellite and TV platforms.

Brands currently certified under the EICS scheme are:

  • Fracarro
  • Freesat
  • Inverto
  • Sky
  • Televes
  • Triax
  • Vision
  • Whyte

With products from Antiference and other leading brands currently going through the process.

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.


10 May 2022