Northwest EMC Prepares to Open a New Testing Lab in Bothell, Washington

August 02, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
August 2, 2012: Less than two years after opening a new SAR testing lab at its Hillsboro, Oregon testing facility, industry-leading EMC and EMI test provider Northwest EMC is busy preparing for the opening of the company's fifth testing lab in Bothell, Washington.

The new Washington testing lab will provide full EMC and EMI testing services to help serve the greater Seattle region, including EMC Wireless testing, RTCA DO-160, and MIL-STD 461. The addition of the company's fifth lab follows springtime renovations at the company's Irvine, California testing facility.

"In order to create the best possible experience for our customers, it's imperative that we continually improve our testing capabilities, our facilities and our testing equipment," says Northwest EMC President Dean Ghizzone. "The new Bothell location will offer testing to complement our other testing services and helps us provide the premium service we're known for to a larger geographic area."

This philosophy can be seen throughout the Northwest EMC family of testing labs, as updates and improvements are an ongoingpriority for the business. Northwest EMC opened its Minnesota lab in 2009 followed by the SAR testing lab in 2011. The SAR lab addresses the equipment authorization process that manufactures are required to ensure their devices comply with limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy. For devices used closer than 20 cm to the head or body, the limits are given in terms of the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). In order to improve its automotive testing capabilities, the company renovated its Irvine, California location in spring of 2012.

"We're on the move and each new location and each new capability is exciting for us," notes Ghizzone, "giving us a chance to broaden our scope and help more people bring their products to market quickly."
The opening of the new Bothell location is scheduled for fall 2012.

About Northwest EMC
Northwest EMC offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art testing services. We serve our customers from initial contact, completion of the approval process, and then on to market. We are your single source for meeting all regulatory requirements, and offer a broad spectrum of expanded services: personal consultation, full documentation, and certification services.