CEM’s RED Compliant Access Control

Johnson Controls confirms that their powerful range of CEM Systems access control hardware is compliant with the European Union’s new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/ 53/ EU, which came into full effect on 13 June 2017. CEM Systems intelligent card readers including the CEM S610 (iCLASS SE, DESFire and Prox) reader, CEM S700 reader, CEM emerald reader and their biometric equivalents are all RED compliant and continue to be available for distribution within the EU. The CEM sPass reader and CEM S3040 portable reader are also confirmed as being RED compliant.

On June 13, 2016, the former Directive on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (also known as the R&TTE Directive, 1999/ 5/ EC) was repealed and the new requirements came into law. Manufacturers who were compliant with the existing legislation (R&TTED and LVD/ EMCD) had until 13 June 2017 to comply with the new ‘RED’ requirements.

The Radio Equipment Directive applies to radio equipment being sold in the EU market and applies to all manner of products, including web enabled appliances, home monitoring medical devices, navigation or tracking systems and mobile phones to name just a few. Anything that uses the radio spectrum to communicate (apart from those items specifically excluded in the Directive) falls within the scope of the legislation and must comply. Equipment that does not comply with RED cannot be imported, distributed or represented in EU member states.

In the age of the Internet of Things, more and more devices are transmitting and receiving data, and in effect, are behaving like radio equipment. It is important that radio products are ‘RED’ compliant to ensure the visibility of devices entering the market and to ensure that they do not present an interference risk to other electrical devices or a health and safety risk.

CEM Systems access hardware has a legacy of innovation, with industry firsts including portable handheld card readers Power over Ethernet plus (PoE+) door controls and intelligent card readers with in-built memory.

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