United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates (ESMA) – Guidelines V1 for Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment
Effective October 17, 2019
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) implemented the guidelines for Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment categorized under the Low Voltage Equipment regulation.
November 1, 2019
- All products defined in the regulation shall complied with applicable standards and have a valid Certificated of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.
December 20, 2020
- All products defined in the regulation shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard and have a valid CoC issued under ECAS/EQM.
- All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.
All audio/video and IT/office equipment categorized as Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) designed to be purchased and used by end-users or consumers for daily and non-commercial/non-professional purposes. It includes all products through both B2B and B2C commercial transactions.
|IEC 60065, IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368-1|
|The following covers B2B and B2C consumer products of audio/video and office/IT equipment:|
|· Non-professional stand-alone audio products|
|Sound bars (Bluetooth or otherwise)|
|Other audio products|
|· Non-professional stand-alone video playing and recording systems:|
|VCD, DVD, Blu-ray players|
|Digital still and video cameras|
|· Videoke/Karaoke Mutimedia systems|
|· TV Decoders and Set-top boxes|
|· Consumer series Desktops and Laptops Computers, All-in-one PCs|
|· Tablets and palm pilots|
|· Desktop/computer monitors|
|· Printers/scanners (i.e. inkjet, laser, etc.) includes office printers, multi-function printers (MFP), label printers portable or stand-alone|
|· Non-professional routers, repeaters|
|· Touch drawing pads|
|· Landline phones (corded/cordless)|
|· External hard drives supplied with an external power supply (i.e. NAS-Network attached storage etc.|
|· Industrial/Commercial/Professional Audio/Video Systems|
|· Industrial/Commercial/Professional IT equipment|
|· Large format printers|
|· Interactive displays or smart boards|
|· Mobile phones, network and/or IP phones|
|· Two-way radios|
|· Keyboards, mouse, trackball/track pad (wired / cordless)|
|· Stand-alone (plug-in) external hard drives, USB thumb drive, SD cards, etc.|
|· Spare parts and/or accessories (i.e. lenses & flashes for cameras, ink/ink cartridges for printers, etc.)|