Audio, Video & Multimedia Devices
If you manufacture audio, video (AV) and/or multimedia devices, CSA Group offers product evaluation, testing & certification and standards solutions. We will certify your products to applicable U.S., Canadian and international standards through our offices and laboratories around the world.
Testing & certification
Our global facilities offer you complete product testing to a wide range of home, commercial and professional AV and multimedia devices including televisions, DVD players, electronic gaming devices, musical instruments, amplifiers and other audio or video components.
- North American certification
- Verification to the CB Scheme
- International certification – Including the latest requirements for IEC that address hazard-based safety design (IEC 60950-1, IEC 60065 and IEC 62368-1)
- Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) verification – Against North American and international requirements
- Energy efficiency verification – Including ENERGY STAR®, NRCan and the California Energy Commission (CEC) Efficiency Program requirements
- Battery certification – Against North American and international requirements
IEC 62368-1, the latest standard for audio video equipment, is a hazard-based standard that is designed to identify the hazardous energy sources earlier in the product design phase and ensure that effective safeguards are in place to help prevent the transfer of these hazards. The hazards that are identified in IEC 62368-1 include:
- Electrically caused injury
- Electrically caused fire
- Hazard substance
- Mechanically caused injury
- Thermal burn injury
To help manufacturers identify if their products comply with IEC 62368-1 and to assist them in identifying possible hazards, CSA Group can walk you through a GAP analysis and conduct preliminary testing on the new standard.
If you are looking to have a product tested to IEC 60950-1, we can include in your assessment a TIS on IEC 62368-1 to help you prepare for your update.
We have a long history of developing standards that meet the needs of industry, regulatory authorities and consumers. We work with U.S. standards organizations to harmonize North American standards, and we continue to work with international standards development organizations to help ensure standards are harmonized to better meet the needs of an increasingly global market.