Telecommunications

Austest is an ACMA recognised testing authority for telecommunications product testing

PSTN – Analogue Interworking
ISDN – Integrated Services Digital Network
XDSL – Metallic Local Loop
Cordless and Mobile Equipment
Cabling Products

Analogue Interworking

AUSTEST is an ACMA recognised Testing Authority for testing to the following standards:

AS/ACIF S002 (Analogue Interworking and non-interference requirements for Customer Equipment connected to the PSTN).

AS/ACIF S003 (Customer Access Equipment for connection to a Telecommunications Network). This standard covers Customer Equipment such as Gateways, PABX, VoIP Adaptors with FXS Interfaces.

AS/ACIF S004 (Voice Frequency Performance requirements for Customer Equipment, PSTN and VoIP)

AS/ACIF S006 (Requirements for Customer Equipment connected to Leased lines Non-Switched Network)

These standards cover equipment such as modems, fax machines, telephones (standard & cordless), alarm systems with dialers, private line modems, and other types of equipment that connect to analogue lines. The standards deal with parameters such as tone and carrier levels, voice quality, return loss, DC characteristics and general interworking of the equipment with the telephone network. We also perform testing to the following country specific standards:

NEW ZEALAND TELECOM PTC200 (modems, fax machines, etc)
NEW ZEALAND TELECOM PTC220 (Voice over IP Equipment)

NEW ZEALAND TELECOM PTC273 (ADSL Equipment) via our Auckland Lab
SINGAPORE (TAS) IDA TS PSTN1 SPECIFICATION for PSTN Equipment
HONG KONG TELECOM HKTA 2011 (Check for PSTN Equipment)
MALAYSIA (JABATAN TELEKOM) Checklist for modems, faxes, alarm panels
EUROPEAN UNION: BABT & Pan European Approval TBR 21(CTR21), TBR 37(CTR37), TBR 38, TBR 17 and TBR 15.
UNITED STATES FCC PART 68 Test & Certificate. TIA/EIA/IS-968.
TUV RHEINLAND North America Accreditation.
SOUTH AFRICA TE001 and ICASA Accreditation.

We suggest submitting the item for a preliminary evaluation to appropriate standards, including the above interworking standards. Should your product fail to comply with any of the above specifications, we offer an engineering and modification service, from general consulting to full PCB redesign. We have many years of experience in modifying products for compliance.

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XDSL Metallic Local Loop

Austest Laboratories is an ACMA recognised testing authority for testing to the following XDSL standards which cover products like ADSL and SHDSL Modems, Splitters and Filters:

AS/ACIF S041 – Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the PSTN (ADSL modems and splitters)

AS/ACIF S043.1 – Requirements of Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network.

AS/ACIF S043.2 – Broadband (xDSL) equipment; This standard includes requirements for following type of xDSL equipment: ISDN, ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, SHDSL.

AS/ACIF S043.3 – (DC signaling, Low frequency AC, voice band or signaling up 20 kHz). Telecommunications Labeling Notice 2001 requires compliance TS043 reports for above class equipment.

Austest Laboratories is an ACMA recognised testing authority for testing to the Private Network standard AS/ACIF S003 – Covering Customer Equipment such as Gateways, PABX, VoIP Adaptors with FXS Interfaces.

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Cordless and Mobile equipment

Cordless:

Austest performs testing to the ACMA’s Radiocommunications (Digital Cordless Communications Devices — DECT Devices) Standard 2017 covering the Australian deviations to ETS EN 301 406.

Mobile:

AS/CA S042.1 – Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network

AS/ACIF S042.3 – GSM Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network

AS/CA S042.4 – IMT Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network

Austest Laboratories can provide certification and limited tests encompassing the differences between international standards and the above ACMA standards.

Note: if cordless or mobile equipment has additional interfaces, other standards may also apply.

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Cabling Products inc building cable and patch cords

Austest Laboratories is an ACMA recognised testing authority for testing to AS/ACIF S008 for customer cable and related equipment. This standard covers products used in telecommunication networks such as patch cords, cables, RJ connectors, patch panels, etc.

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Austest Laboratories is accredited for testing to the following Telecommunications Standards

  • AS/ACIF S002; PSTN devices such as fax and telephones
  • AS/CA S002; PSTN devices such as fax and telephones
  • AS/ACIF S003; Extension Line Circuits
  • AS/CA S003.1; Requirements for Customer Access Equipment for connection to a Telecommunications Network Part 1 General
  • AS/CA S003.2; Requirements for Customer Access Equipment for connection to a Telecommunications Network Part 2: Analogue and TDM based technologies
  • AS/CA S003.3; Requirements for Customer Access Equipment for connection to a Telecommunications Network Part 3: Packet and cell based technologies
  • AS/ACIF S004; Voice Telephony inc IP phones
  • AS/ACIF S006; Leased Line
  • AS/ACIF S008 (excluding underground conduit, surge suppression devices, optical fibre and coaxial cable, pits);
  • AS/CA S008 (excluding underground conduit, surge suppression devices, optical fibre and coaxial cable, pits);
  • AS/ACIF S031, TBR 003/A1; ISDN Basic Rate
  • AS/ACIF S038, TBR 004/A1; ISDN Primary Rate
  • AS/ACIF S040; Disability Standard
  • AS/ACIF S041; Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the PSTN
  • AS/ACIF S041.1; Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the PSTN – Part 1: General
  • AS/ACIF S041.2; Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the PSTN – Part 2: Modems for use in connection with all DSL services
  • AS/ACIF S041.3; Requirements for DSL Customer Equipment for connection to the PSTN – Part 3: Filters for use in connection with all ADSL services
  • AS/ACIF S043.1; Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 1: General
  • AS/ACIF S043.2; Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 2: Broadband
  • AS/ACIF S043.3; Requirements for Customer Equipment for connection to a metallic local loop interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 3: DC, low frequency AC and voiceband
  • ANSI / TIA-968B; Teleommunications Terminal Equipment inc ADSL
  • Industry Canada CS-03; Teleommunications Terminal Equipment
  • PTC200; Analogue Line Customer Equipment
  • PTC220; Voice Networks connected to the PSTN/ISDN including VoIP phones