New ENACOM Standards for January 2018

New ENACOM Standards have been published for Argentina.

The new Standards are:

  • 5762-E/2017 – ENACOM Standard Q2–61.03 V17.1 (User Terminals)
  • 5927-E/2017 – ENACOM Standard Q2–61.04 V17.1 (Radio Base Stations)
  • 5926-E/2017 – ENACOM Standard Q2–60.16 V17.1 (Digital Multichannel Systems)

Major Keypoints:

  • User Terminals: in 180 days, 2G/3G/4G Terminals (including modules) will require local testing under ENACOM-Q2-61.03 v17.1 standard. FCC reports won´t be accepted.
  • Radio Base Station: in 180 days, 2G/3G/4G Radio Bases Stations will have to be tested under the new ENACOM-Q2-61.04 v17.1 standard and it will not be possible to continue using CNT-PM-1 standard.
  • Digital Multichannel Systems: in 90 days, DMS (for example: microwave systems) will have to be tested under the new ENACOM-Q2-60.16 v17.1 standard and it will not be possible to continue using CNT-PM-1 standard.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@americascomplaince.com

New ENACOM Resolution and Standard for Medical Devices in Argentina: SRMED II

 

The new ENACOM Resolution 4665-E/2017 has been released!

Keypoints:

  • Allocates the frequency bands from 9 to 315 kHz and 30 to 37,5 MHz for the Radiocommunications System for Medical Use (SRMED II)
  • New Technical Testing Standard for Radiocommunications System for Medical Use

From the moment that the first laboratory is recognized for testing the new standard, applicants will have 180 days to perform the tests over their already-approved products. Meanwhile, it will be possible to submit a Declaration of Conformity avoiding testing.

For a copy of the new resolution, or for questions concerning this update, please contact info@americascompliance.com

Argentina: New ENACOM Standard for Low Power Devices

ENACOM has released the new Q2-60-14 v17.1 Standard for Low Power Devices.  This replaces version 16.1.  Some of the devices this applies to are:

  • Alarms and motion detectors
  • Closed-Circuit Televisions
  • Industrial Control Devices
  • Access controls
  • Wireless audio devices
  • RFID
  • Transportation Telematics Equipment
  • Telemetry Systems

There are changes to the Maximum Power for the 401-406MHz and 433.075 – 434.775MHz bands as well as new UWB bands.

  • 3.1-10.6 GHz for hand held UWB systems
  • 22-26.65 GHz for UWB Automotive Radar

Below is the updated frequency bands and electric field table:

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@americascompliance.com

 

Argentina: UPDATED ENACOM RESOLUTION for Low Power Devices

Effective June 26, 2017, ENACOM has issued a new update to the regulation of low power devices such as Hand held UWB systems, UWB Automotive radar.

The highlights of updated Resolution 5186-E/2017 are as follows:

  • Establishment of new Frequency Bands and provides clarification of limits allocated to low power devices.
  • Creates the regulations for UWB (Ultra Wide Bands) :                                                                                                                          3.1Ghz-10.6GHz for Handheld UWB Systems                                                                                                                                    22Ghz-26.65Ghz for UWB Automotive Radars

Here is the official announcement for your convenience:

Frequency bands for Low Power Devices Junes 2017

 If you have any questions about Resolution 5186-E/2017 please contact your sales representatives or email your request to:  info@americascompliance.com

Resolution ENACOM 4479-E/2017 for Medical Devices

ENACOM has released new 4479-E/2017 regulation that specifies the minimum necessary conditions medical devices must comply with for an effective and efficient use of the radio-electric spectrum. This new regulation will be in effect by September 2017.

Key points from the new resolution:

  • Current attributions of frequency bands from 401 to 406 MHz for low powered devices (established by Resolution 67/2012 and its Amendments) will be no longer in effect.
  • Frequency bands from 401 to 406 MHz will be allocated for the Radio communications System for Medical Use (SRMED).

SRMED are considered as radio communications systems consisting solely of electronic devices implanted or used in the human body and its respective “programming”, for medical purposes.

 

Technical Specifications:

Band structure

  • Bandwidth: 401 – 406 MHz
  • Channeling: Not required.

Transmission Characteristics:

  • Maximum level of Electric Field Strength: 18,260 μV/m @ 3 m in OATS.

Emission Bandwidth for Frequency Range

  • 401 – 402 MHz: 100 kHz.
  • 402 – 405 MHz: 300 kHz.
  • 405 – 406 MHz: 100 kHz.

Device types allowed

  • 401 – 402 MHz: Implantable, programmers and used in the body.
  • 402 – 405 MHz: Implantable, and programmers.
  • 405 – 406 MHz: Implantable, programmers and used in the body.

This standard may apply to various types of Medical Devices that make use of the radio electric spectrum, including:

  • Implantable pacemakers.
  • Implantable defibrillators.
  • Nerve stimulation.
  • Insulin Meters.
  • Insulin pumps.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@americascompliance.com

60GHz devices can be approved in Argentina

ENACOM has published new Resolution 1336-E/2017 that allows the use of 802.11ad devices in Argentina.

The 57GHz to 64GHz frequency bands have been allocated to Fixed and Mobile Services and authorized for use of wireless broadband local access systems in shared mode.

The requirements for approval are as follows:

  • Operation is restricted to indoor use
  • Average EIRP must be below 40 dBm
  • Peak EIRP must be below 43 dBm
  • Average Spectral density must de below 13 dBm/MHz
  • Peak conducted power must be below 500mW
  • The antenna gain and the conducted power shall be adjusted in such a way that the limits established in all listed items are not exceeded.

If you are interested in having your 802.11ad product approved by ENACOM, please contact us at info@americascompliance.com

Argentina Regulatory Update – Resolution 508/2015

Effective April 19, 2016 government resolution 508/15 will require all power adapters to be certified under S-Mark. The previous S-Type certifications will no longer be allowed for power adapters. Any manufacturer who currently has S-Type approval on their adapters must change their certificate to the S-Mark. We are determining if all type approvals must be converted by April 19, 2016 and will follow up with this communication upon confirmation.

The impact to your clients:

  • A fee associated with converting the S-Type certificate to the S-Mark approval
  • Mark usage fees will apply
  • Factory inspection reports (CIG-023) will be required annually

Attached is the resolution 508/15. Please review appendix II, item 44 for verification. Article 7 outlines the exact update in the resolution.

ARTÍCULO 7° — Para los productos alcanzados por la presente medida, serán válidas las certificaciones por Sistema N° 4 (de tipo); Sistema N° 5 (de marca de conformidad) o Sistema N° 7 (de lote) según lo definido por el Artículo 1° de la Resolución N° 197 de fecha 29 de diciembre de 2004 de la ex SECRETARÍA DE COORDINACIÓN TÉCNICA del ex MINISTERIO DE ECONOMÍA Y PRODUCCIÓN.
Para el caso de los productos enumerados en el Anexo II que, con CINCO (5) hojas, forma parte
integrante de la presente medida será válido exclusivamente el Sistema de Certificación N° 5 (de marca de conformidad).

ARTICLE 7° — For products within the reach of this regulation, System N 4 (type), System N 5 (Mark) or System N 7 (lot) Certifications are valid according to Article N 1 of Resolution N 197 of December 9 of 2004 from former Technical Coordination and Production and Economy Ministry.
In the case of products listed under Annex II, that with FIVE (5) pages is part of the current norm, only System N 5 Certifications (Mark) will be valid.

If you have questions regarding this change, please feel free to contact us (sales@americascompliance.com)

– We look forward to working with you on your product certificate updates.

Argentina Regulatory Agency Update: AFTIC Replacing CNC as Telecom Management Regulator

Argentina – The National Communication Commission – CNC, has changed its name to AFTIC:

By Article 77 of Law Nr. 27078 “Argentina Digital”, the FEDERAL AUTHORITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS – (In Spanish “AUTORIDAD FEDERAL DE TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y LAS COMUNICACIONES” – AFTIC), which began its duties on June 1st 2015, is continuing with the activities carried out by the former National Communications Commission – CNC.
Due to the re-organization process of AFTIC, it might be possible to experiment an exceptional delay in the Homologation of Telecom products for Argentina. This change may bring up some delays in the telecom processes since personnel change in the management structure of the former CNC is expected (including people who used to sign and approve CNC certificates).

Labeling Update: CNC Resolution 82/2015 effective May, 2015

Americas Compliance would like to inform you of changes that will be taking place in Argentina effective May 4th, 2015. Recently CNC has updated the labeling requirements for products certified by the agency.

The scope of the new requirements includes:

Requirements for the format
New size requirements
Colors of CNC isotype
Information on how the CNC homologation number must be displayed.

For copies of Resolution CNC 82/2015 in either English or Spanish or copies of new CNC logo please contact sales@americascompliance.com