UL expands state-of-the-art EMC and Wireless capabilities

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Global safety science company, UL, has announced that it has expanded its capacity and capabilities in Basingstoke, Hampshire to address the UK’s growing demand for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Wireless testing and certification services.

In what is being described as a significant investment, UL can now offer access to one of the largest commercial EMC and Wireless test facilities in the United Kingdom. The expansion has added 37,000 square feet to the current facility, tripling its size, of which 15,000 square feet is dedicated to EMC and Wireless testing.

The investment comes in response to new developments in technologies such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are expected to significantly alter consumer buying habits and increase awareness of issues, including

security and interoperability.

Many companies are struggling to remain relevant and meet the new standards introduced to address new developments that protect consumers.

This expansion is intended to address these developments and includes a larger laboratory, shorter test programs and automation, and higher frequency bands, all in one single location. These expanded services aim to ease the pressures companies are facing today to have their products evaluated in a faster and more efficient way and crucially, reduce their time to global markets.

Though the expansion, UL will provide all certification types and expertise across industries, technologies and geographies from one single location. This, in turn, will make it easier for companies to have their products evaluated in a faster and more efficient way, while continuing to promote safe living and working environments.

“This is a major step forward in the development of UL’s compliance services in the U.K. The significant investment in new facilities will offer a service solution with state-of-the-art, custom-designed chambers

and sophisticated equipment. Due to the enormous demand we’ve seen, we’re raising the bar in terms of service excellence, and by partnering with our customers, we fully expect to grow and develop further,” said Phil Davies, general manager Consumer Technology for EMEA LA at UL.