As a leader in telecommunications testing, Element provides testing of Coaxial, Wireless, Twisted Pair or Fiber Optic transmission products. Element is the preferred laboratory for testing CATV/Satellite equipment from the headend to the home.

We have a wealth of experience testing products such as cables, connectors, splitters, amplifiers, fiber jumpers, pedestals, underground vaults, Ethernet cables, fiber to the home products and the list goes on.

We are A2LA accredited to many of the SCTE test procedures, including, but not limited to:

ANSI/SCTE 03 - Test Method for Coaxial Cable Structural Return Loss;

ANSI/SCTE 04 - Test Method for “F” Connector Return Loss;

ANSI/SCTE 05 - Test Method for “F” Connector Return Loss In-line Pair;

ANSI/SCTE 16 – Test Procedure for Hum Modulation;

ANSI/SCTE 32 - Ampacity of Coaxial Telecommunications Cables;

ANSI/SCTE 47 - Test Method for Coaxial Cable Attenuation;

ANSI/SCTE 48-1 - Test Method for Measuring Shielding Effectiveness of Passive and Active Devices Using a GTEM;

ANSI /SCTE 48-3 - Test Procedure for Measuring Shielding Effectiveness of Braided Coaxial Drop Cable Using the GTEM Cell;

ANSI/SCTE 49 - Test Method for Velocity of Propagation;

ANSI/SCTE 66 - Test Method for Coaxial Cable Impedance;

ANSI/SCTE 74 – Specification for Braided 75 Ohm Flexible RF Coaxial Cable Drop;

ANSI/SCTE 78 – Test Method for Transfer Impedance;

ANSI/SCTE 81 - Surge Withstand Test Procedure;

ANSI/SCTE 144 - Test Procedure for Measuring Transmission and Reflection;

ANSI/SCTE 145 – Test Method for Second Harmonic Distortion of Passives Using a Single Carrier;

ANSI/SCTE 09 2010 – Test Method for Cold Bend;

ANSI/SCTE 10 2008 – Test Method for Flexible Coaxial Cable Impact;

ANSI/SCTE 31 2007 – Test Method for Measuring Diameter Over Core;

ANSI/SCTE 33 2010 – Test Method for Diameter of Drop Cable;

ANSI/SCTE 34 – Test Method for Cored Depth Verification;

ANSI/SCTE 39 – Test Method for Static Minimum Bending Radius for Coaxial Trunk, Feeder and Distribution Cables;

ANSI/SCTE 51 2007 – Test Method for Determining Drop Cable Braid Coverage;

ANSI/SCTE 60 2010 – Test Method for Interface Moisture Migration Double Ended;

ANSI/SCTE 69 2007 – Test Method for Moisture Inhibitor Corrosion Resistance;

ANSI/SCTE 73 2007 – Test Method for Insertion Force of Connector to Drop Cable Interface;

ANSI/SCTE 99 2009 – Test Method for Axial Pull Connector/Drop Cable;

ANSI/SCTE 143 2007 – Test Method for Salt Spray;

ANSI/SCTE 191 – Test Method for Axial Pull Force, Female “F” port

A few of our highlighted capabilities include:


High-Definition Multimedia Interface Cable Testing Services

Are you working on the development of new cable assemblies? Element provides testing to the latest requirements. We are able to offer Eye Pattern Testing, Jitter, Inter and Intra pair skew, attenuation, crosstalk, etc. Everything you need to ensure your product will meet your requirements. Our system consists of the latest Keysight MOI system for greater confidence in your results.


Multi-Channel Fiber Optic Testing Services

Element's telecommunications testing laboratory has increased its ability to measure and monitor the transmission performance of your Fiber Optic products. We have added new multi-channel systems to our capabilities. They can measure backscatter and transmission performance of your Outside Plant or Central Office / Headend products. They are currently configured for Single Mode and Multi Mode testing at multiple wavelengths.

These new systems mean we can support operation of your Fiber equipment while subjecting it to the environmental tests specified in: 

Telcorida Standards GR-771-CORE, GR-950-CORE, GR-1209-CORE, GR-3121-CORE, GR-3123-CORE, GR-3125-CORE

Broadband SCTE test procedures



Shielding Effectiveness, Transfer Impedance and Coupling Attenuation

In order to enhance our already impressive capabilities, including multiple G-TEM cells for cable and connector and active component shielding effectiveness, we have now added a new CoMET Triaxial Cavity system. This new method meets the following standards:

IEC TR 62153-4-1, IEC 62153-4-3, IEC 62153-4-4

IEC 62153-4-7, IEC 62153-4-9, IEC 62153-4-10EN 50289-1-6 up to 8GHzMIL-C-85485ASAE-AS85485Although primarily used in the European market, this method is being strongly considered by the broadband industry as a new test standard. From our initial results we understand why: repeatability, speed, and accurate results!
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Additional Unique Capabilities We Offer

Earthquake / Seismic, Wind Driven Rain, Altitude, Fungus resistance, Ozone exposure, Vector Network Analysis and many more.


Our team of nearly 2,000 Engaged Experts working across the USA, Europe and Asia are ready to support you. How could we help you today?

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