Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) refers to industry standards that ensure personnel and telecom equipment safety in office settings.
Our NEBS testing and compliance services
Element can support all levels of NEBS compliance testing, which covers a wide range of equipment and scenarios. We offer certification to various industry standards and can evaluate products to several client checklists, including Verizon and Telecordia.
Although not legally required, most telecommunications companies require products to be NEBS-compliant. Element rate and certify telecommunications equipment based on its probability of encountering substantial environmental stressors, like fire or electrical malfunctions.
NEBS testing methods
We provide NEBS services for various network components, including cables, combiners, connectors, enclosures, splitters, patch panels, amplifiers and more. In addition to standard NEBS methods, we can also test for additional environmental considerations, such as ozone and fungus resistance.
Some of the products that we routinely test include:
100 ohm Twisted Pair Plant products
75-ohm broadband System components
50 ohm/Wireless network parts
Fiber Optic Plant products
Standards to meet NEBS testing requirements
Element provides testing to NEBS standards from the following programs and organizations:
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Rural Utilities Service (TUS)
Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) / Telecommunication Industries Association (TIA)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI)
Military Standards (MIL-STD)
Achieving compliance through NEBS testing
Element provides NEBS compliance testing per various standards, including GR-63 CORE and GR-487 CORE. Element is also UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 and certified to various other Telcordia documents for indoor and outdoor infrastructure equipment.
Some of these services include:
GR-13-CORE Generic Requirements for Pedestal Terminal Closures
GR-63-CORE NEBS Requirements: Physical Protection
GR-326-CORE Generic Requirements for Singlemode Optical Connectors and Jumper Assemblies
GR-487-CORE Generic Requirements for Electronic Equipment Cabinets
GR-771-CORE Generic Requirements for Fiber Optic Splice Closures
GR-902-CORE Generic Requirements for Handholes and Other Below-Ground Splice Vaults
GR-937-CORE Generic Requirements for Outdoor and Indoor Building Entrance Terminals (BETs)
GR-950-CORE Generic Requirements for Optical Network Unit (ONU) Closures and ONU Systems
GR-3108-CORE Generic Requirements for Network Equipment in the Outside Plant (OSP)
GR-3120-CORE Generic Requirements for Hardened Fiber Optic Connectors (HFOCs) and Hardened Fiber Optic Adapters (HFOAs)
GR-3125-CORE Generic Requirements for Fiber Distribution Hubs (FDHs)
GR-3178-CORE Generic Requirements for Wireless Transceiver Facilities
The Element advantage
Element is a dependable testing partner, holding accreditation to deliver NEBS testing and compliance services to worldwide clients per industrial standards.
Element is a Notified Body for the European Radio Equipment, EMC & ATEX Directives, an Approved Body for the UK Radio Equipment Regulation, EMC Regulation and Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulation, a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB) for the US, a Foreign Certification Body (FCB) for Canada and a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for Japan. Element is also a certification body under the IECEE CB Scheme.
Our experienced experts test telecom and wireless devices in single-source provider labs, ensuring product safety and compliance. As a Verizon NEBS ITL provider, Element assures the precision and reliability of the outcomes you attain.
To explore more about Element's telecom and NEBS testing solutions or request a quotation, contact us today.
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