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Consumer Technology and Wireless Product Outlook | Issue 1

Stay up-to-date with compliance and technology trends with UL. We aim to bring you updates, insights, exclusive content and webinar access on topics like consumer electronics, micromobility, connected devices and much more.

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April 23, 2020

Issue 1 | April 21, 2020

Welcome to the first issue of the Consumer Technology and Wireless Products Outlook. This newsletter will provide updates on topics such as information technology, consumer electronics, micro-mobility, connected devices, batteries, sensors, printed circuits boards, and more.

More people are working from home than ever before and are reliant on the internet and connected devices to engage with colleagues and customers. In this issue, we highlight the critical role of cybersecurity, functional safety and connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) products to enable the work-from-home experience. 

News

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Your home is becoming smart and connected, but who is responsible for its cybersecurity?

When it comes to the cybersecurity of smart home devices, both the manufacturer and users share responsibility. Read on to learn how both parties can increase the resilience for IoT devices.

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UL's IoT Rating Scheme

Consumers are understandably concerned about cybersecurity threats to their IoT devices and systems. UL's IoT security rating can help retailers and consumers choose smart devices that meet their expectations. 

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Security Concerns Escalate As IoT Expands

While the IoT provides vast benefits, it also offers an attractive entry point for bad actors to gain access to systems that were assumed to be secure. Download our research study to understand the risk and challenges of IoT.

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Webinar

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Webinar: Updates to Compliance Rules to Sell Products in Mexico, including NOM-001

22 April 2020 |11:00 CDT

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Webinar: Latest updates about wireless communication and EMC in industrial automation industry

29 April 2020 |  10:00 AM CET

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Webinar: Wireless Product Compliance Needs for EN 300 328 to Sell in Europe

19 May 2020 |1100 CDT

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Global Market Access Updates

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New Energy Efficiency Requirements to Sell Data Center Products in Europe

On March 1, 2020, Europe started requiring a new energy efficiency test and certification to sell data center servers or storage devices in Europe. The Eco-design requirement for enterprise servers and energy-related products (ErP) is pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013.
UL can help you to meet the new regulatory requirements.

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New Energy Efficiency Requirements to Sell Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies in Europe

The eco-design regulation 278/2009 sets requirements for low losses at no load, the lowest efficiency over the load area and the technical documentation. Existing eco-design requirements for external power supplies include most AC/AC and AC/DC units that are stand-alone and have an output of up to 250 watts.

UL can confirm your product’s compliance to this new requirement.

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UL is here to guide you through uncertain times

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UL COVID-19 Support and Services

While the evolving COVID-19 situation presents new challenges, UL strives to bring critical solutions that meet emerging demands and evolving conditions in today’s environment. Explore our response guides, which have been designed to support the safe and secure delivery of your products and services.

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COVID-19 Regulatory Updates for Product Certification

Visit our page to learn the current updates for:

  • Obtaining certifications and renewal acceptance
  • Regulatory deviations, exceptions or extensions 
  • Contact details to access information about smaller markets and specific certification status
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A message from Jenny Scanlon, UL President and CEO

Safety is the heart of our mission and drives every decision we make. While the evolving coronavirus situation has presented new challenges, UL is well prepared to continue to respond with the best interests of our employees, customers and communities at the center of our decision making and processes.

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