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ISED Radio Standards Specification, RSS-182, issue 6, November 2020 – Maritime Radio Equipment Operating in the Band 156-162.5 MHz

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: RSS-182, issue 6, “Maritime Radio Equipment Operating in the Band 156-162.5 MHz”. This Radio Standards Specification (RSS) sets out the requirements for certification of radio equipment used for maritime service in the band 156-162.5 MHz, including Automatic Identification System – Search and Rescue Transponders (AIS-SART) operating on AIS-1 and AIS-2.

REC-LAB, issue 7, November 2020 – Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Canadian requirements; and Testing laboratory technical assessment checklist

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultations:

1) REC-LAB, issue 7, “Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Canadian requirements” specifies the criteria and procedure for the recognition by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) of testing laboratories, either Canadian or foreign, to test/assess to Canadian requirements for telecommunications terminal equipment, radio apparatus and broadcasting equipment standards.

2) Testing laboratory technical assessment checklist specifies items to be evaluated during the assessment of test laboratories by a recognized accreditation body.

CS-03, Part V, issue 9, amendment 3, November 2020 – Requirements and Test Methods for Magnetic Output From Handset Telephones for Hearing Aid Coupling and for Receive Volume Control

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: CS-03, Part V, issue 9, amendment 3, “Requirements and Test Methods for Magnetic Output From Handset Telephones for Hearing Aid Coupling and for Receive Volume Control” specifies the compliance requirements for hearing aid compatibility (HAC) and volume control features for handset telephones.

DC-01, issue 7, November 2020 – Procedure for the Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: DC-01, issue 7, “Procedure for the Declaration of Conformity and Registration of Terminal Equipment” specifies the procedure that suppliers of telecommunications terminal equipment must follow to declare its conformity with applicable technical specifications and sets out the requirements for registering terminal products.

REC-CB, issue 1, November 2020 – Recognition Procedure and Requirements for Certification Bodies

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: REC-CB, issue 1, “Recognition Procedure and Requirements for Certification Bodies” specifies the recognition criteria and procedures used by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) in the recognition of Canadian and foreign entities as certification bodies (CBs), under the terms of Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements (MRAs) or any other equivalent agreement or arrangement, to certify products to Canadian regulatory requirements.

DES-LAB, issue 8, November 2020 – Procedure for the Designation of Canadian Testing Laboratories

The Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is seeking comments on the following consultation: DES-LAB, issue 8, “Procedure for the Designation of Canadian Testing Laboratories” specifies the procedure applicable to Canadian testing laboratories for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) designation to test telecommunications equipment, information technology equipment and ratio apparatus, as applicable under the terms of the relevant Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements (MRAs), to the requirements of foreign regulatory authorities.

2020 Scholarship Winner is Tyler Gamvrelis

The 2020 scholarship winner is Tyler Gamvrelis, a Master’s student in communications group (Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering) at the University of Toronto (U of T).

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