Advantech ARK series fanless embedded systems have various safety certifications, including CE, FCC, CCC, UL, BSMI and CB, and can be marketed in countries that observe strict safety standards.
CE: Conformité Européenne
The CE mark is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA). The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA. This makes the CE marking recognizable worldwide, even to people who are not familiar with the European Economic Area. The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
FCC: Federal Communications Commission
FCC is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security.
CCC: China Compulsory Certification”
CCC is a compulsory safety mark for many products imported, sold or used in the Chinese market. It is the result of the integration of China's two previous compulsory inspection systems, namely "CCIB" (Safety Mark) and "CCEE" (also known as "Great Wall" Mark, for electrical commodities), into a single procedure. The CCC mark is required for both Chinese manufactured and foreign imported merchandise.
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is an American worldwide safety consulting and certification company. UL has participated in the safety analysis of many of the last century's new technologies, most notably the public adoption of electricity and the drafting of safety standards for electrical devices and components. UL provides safety-related certification, validation, testing, inspection, auditing, advising and training services to a wide range of clients, including manufacturers, retailers, policymakers, regulators, service companies, and consumers.
BSMI: Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection
BSMI stands for the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection in Taiwan, the part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs that is responsible for standardization, metrology and product inspection in Taiwan. Products must first meet the safety, EMC and related testing requirements, then only may they apply for the BSMI mark
The IEC CB Scheme is a multilateral agreement to allow international certification of electrical and electronic products so that a single certification allows worldwide market access. The member bodies organized in the IECEE and NCBs (national certification bodies) support the scheme with CB test labs (CBTL). After being certified in a CBTL (certified testing laboratory) according to the harmonized standards, a product receives a CB Report that can be submitted to the national certification bodies.