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.
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.
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.
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.
Global Market Access Updates
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.
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.
UL is here to guide you through uncertain times
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.
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
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.