Lenovo Receives TUV Rheinland Greater China's First IEC62368 Server Certificate

Top Quote The RS160 server series from the Lenovo Group (hereinafter referred to as "Lenovo") has been given the first IEC62368-1 Second Edition CB certificate to be issued by TUV Rheinland Greater China. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 06, 2016 - The RS160 server series from the Lenovo Group (hereinafter referred to as "Lenovo") has been given the first IEC62368-1 Second Edition CB certificate to be issued by TUV Rheinland Greater China (hereinafter referred to as "TUV Rheinland"). Rudi Du, Sales General Manager of the TUV Rheinland Greater China Electrical Division, presented the certificate to Robert West, Program Director PA SIT and Compliance PMP®, Certified Executive Project Manager at Lenovo. All previous Lenovo server products had received IEC/EN 60950-1 CB and GS certificates from TUV Rheinland.

    In his speech, Du said: "Lenovo engineers and the TUV Rheinland project team worked together to revise the existing industrial design guidelines on fire, electrical, and mechanical safety in under two months. We also issued TUV Rheinland Greater China's first IEC 62368-1 Second Edition CB certificate for server products. This means Lenovo server products now satisfy the design requirements of IEC62368-1 Second Edition three years in advance. This not only lays a solid foundation for the products' entry into the European Market in 2019, but also demonstrates Lenovo's commitment to utmost quality and safety as the leader in the IT industry."

    The IEC62368 Standard: New Concept, New Challenges
    The IEC62368-1 standard is a set of safety requirements targeted at audio, video, information, and communication technology equipment. Advances in audio and video multimedia technologies have led to greater fusion between A/V and IT equipment. The boundary between the two is now blurred. As the new standard which will soon replace IEC60950-1 and IEC60065, IEC 62368-1 does not simply combine the two old standards. It introduces the new concept of Hazard-Based Safety Engineering (HSBE), in which different levels of personal protection are required for different hazardous energy sources.

    The Lenovo Server Division introduced the HBSE concept during the initial product-design phase. Through close collaboration with TUV Rheinland, Lenovo accurately identified the technical requirements of the standard and converted them into solutions during the design stage. During this process, Lenovo's division gained more in-depth understanding how HBSE-based IEC62368-1 is more applicable and time-efficient than IEC60065/60950-1. At the same time, it also offers more possibility for implementation of the design. This translates into a new direction in product testing and evaluation.

    Focus on IT Products and Market Trends
    TUV Rheinland's professional localized service team provides manufacturers with total testing, inspection, and certification solutions that satisfy market access requirements around the world. TUV is one of the few organizations capable of providing product export certification for both North America and Europe at the same time. The firm, which has been No. 1 in terms of global CB certification quantity for eight successive years, possesses national certification bodies and CB testing laboratories in many service branches.

    TUV Rheinland has issued hundreds of thousands of CB certificates since its establishment. More than half of the certified products have been in the IT category. To maintain its leadership in IT product certification, through the years TUV Rheinland has closely followed and studies the development of future standards. By continually enhancing its laboratory accreditation as well as upgrading its testing equipment and personnel capabilities, TUV Rheinland has helped local manufacturers bring their products from the production line to the global market more quickly. The experts at TUV Rheinland use this method to open the door to international markets for retailers, buyers, and manufacturers. At the same time, they ensure the sustainable development of product safety within the global flow of merchandise.

    About the CB System:
    The CB system established by the IEC Conformity Assessment for Electro-technical Equipment and Components (IECEE) is the first international system to implement multilateral recognition of safety testing reports and certificates for electrical and electronic components, equipment, and products. The IECEE now has 52 member organizations, as well as 65 national certification bodies (NCB) and 276 CB testing laboratories (CBTL). CB product certificates and reports are now widely accepted in Europe and other parts of the world. Once a product has received its CB certificate and report from an accredited NCB, this means that it has passed safety testing by the CBTL. It therefore conforms to the applicable IEC standards, and is recognized by other CB member states.

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