R&TTE Directive

Conformity Evaluation for Radio Installations and Telecommunications Products

In the European Union, sales and operations of all radio-controlled products and telecommunication terminals are governed by R&TTE directive 99/5/EG. We would be happy to help you with any and all issues to do with product approval. As an accredited testing laboratory and “appointed body,” we can run the required conformity assessment procedure for you. We will also test your products for compliance with the low voltage directive and for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Compliance with the R&TTE directive

With the conformity assessment procedure from TÜV Rheinland you can:

  • Ensure compliance with the R&TTE directive
  • Make guaranteed advertising claims
  • Communicate your quality of standards
  • Improve your market position based on your certified products
  • Benefit from fast audit times and our many years of experience

Tailored Services

As an appointed body, we do all required examinations and also provide support throughout the product approval process. The scope of our services includes:

  • Information on the R&TTE directive: scope, purpose
  • Information on selling and operating telecommunications devices in the European Union
  • Explanation via manufacturer verification for compliance with the basic requirements of the R&TTE directive (conformity assessment procedure)
  • Specification of the radio test series to be performed in accordance with annex III of the R&TTE directive
  • Help in preparing technical documentation (TCF)
  • Assessment of design documentation (TCF) and providing an expert opinion
  • Issue of certificate of conformity from the “appointed body” confirming compliance with requirements as specified in article 3 of the directive
  • Application for quality assurance systems in accordance with Appendix V of the directive

Our Audits

We perform audits based on the specifications of the R&TTE directive. We also perform compatibility inspections and quality inspections. These include:

  • Audits for electromagnetic compatibility
  • Audits for radio test series
  • Audits for electrical safety and compliance with health and safety regulations
  • Notification in individual EU countries
  • Audits for compliance with interface parameters in line with national and international standards and individual manufacturer specifications
  • Compatibility and quality inspections for analog and digital terminals and devices
  • Issuing an audit report and a certificate

Product Examples

  • Car door openers
  • Remote controlled toys
  • Products with ISDN or analog network access
  • Weather stations with radio sensors