Enhancing Certification Transparency in Automotive with Advanced Launch Date Tracking

Enhancing Certification Transparency in Automotive with Advanced Launch Date Tracking

Obtaining global regulatory certifications for wireless products is a demanding task. The process can be long, costly, and require significant resources to support and manage. Automotive industry manufacturers of wireless technologies such as infotainment systems, telematics devices, sensors, etc. are particularly challenged as these types of products typically require multiple types of certifications (Radio, Safety,…

Product Safety Consulting Partner Spotlight

Product Safety Consulting Partner Spotlight

In the fast-paced world of product development and manufacturing, ensuring safety and regulatory compliance is paramount. Global Validity has found a trusted ally in Product Safety Consulting (PSC). Since 1988, PSC has been a beacon of expertise, guiding businesses through the intricate maze of product safety and regulatory standards efficiently and cost effectively. Key Partner…

Debunking Industry Myths: Certification Renewals

Debunking Industry Myths: Certification Renewals

There are a several industry myths that surround renewing expiring country certifications. It really starts with the term “renewal.”  In most cases, manufacturers are actually required to re-certify products that have expiring country certifications by submitting new applications. It is rare for a country to offer an amended certification process for expiring certificates. This means…

Don’t Miss this Indonesian SAR Requirement Update from SDPPI

Don’t Miss this Indonesian SAR Requirement Update from SDPPI

Implementation of SAR Testing in Indonesia Indonesia’s Certification Body, SDPPI, has announced implementation dates for in-country SAR testing requirements. The following devices are required to test locally for SAR if the device operates 20 cm from the body and has a transmit power of more than 20 mW. SDPPI has not yet qualified a test…

Product Certification Renewals: The Ultimate Solution

Product Certification Renewals: The Ultimate Solution

Managing the Lifecycle of Product Certifications Have you just completed certifying a product globally? Congratulations!   Completing the global product certification process is a remarkable achievement, but the journey doesn’t end there! Did you notice that many of the certifications expire? Post certification management is a mission critical responsibility for manufacturers.   The Importance of…

The Importance of Proactive Global Product Compliance

The Importance of Proactive Global Product Compliance

When global product compliance is an afterthought, manufacturers run the risk of not meeting international requirements that may result in launch delays, additional testing costs, or even a product redesign. Engineers that have experienced this pain typically do not repeat it. They understand the value of a detailed compliance strategy that proactively prepares the manufacturer…

Certification Management Solution

Certification Management Solution

Managing certifications and supporting technical files is challenging… Manufacturers are tasked with tracking expiration dates, ensuring renewal projects are on schedule, supporting product changes impacting certifications and more. It adds up fast and be can even more difficult if documents are not centrally stored and easily accessible. With Global Validity’s comprehensive solution, Access Manager, we…

Revealing the Hidden Facts: Why GMA Service Providers Repeatedly Request the Same Product Documents

Revealing the Hidden Facts: Why GMA Service Providers Repeatedly Request the Same Product Documents

Have you ever wondered why GMA service providers repeatedly ask for the same product documents? The answer may surprise you. And it’s likely the same answer applies to other puzzling GMA questions you may have had in the past.   The Struggle of GMA Project Management using Outdated Tools Most GMA service providers manage projects…

Partner Spotlight: Elite Electronic Engineering

Partner Spotlight: Elite Electronic Engineering

At Global Validity, we partner with leading service providers throughout the testing and certification industry to help our valued customers round out their compliance solution.   Elite Electronic Engineering is renowned for delivering the highest quality EMC/Radio services to their clients. Our collaboration with Elite spans over five years, during which we have fostered a…

Industry Insights from Global Validity’s CEO, Rick Patterson

Industry Insights from Global Validity’s CEO, Rick Patterson

When I founded Global Validity in 2018, I knew the company’s vision would be a game changer within the Global Market Access Industry. As someone who’s held multiple positions within the industry, I’ve seen firsthand how technology has changed the way we do business and how to bridge the gap between customer expectations and service…

What Device Manufacturers need to know about GMA Subcontractors
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What Device Manufacturers need to know about GMA Subcontractors

It might come as a suprise to many device manufacturers that their GMA service provider is likely subcontracting most, if not all, projects to a more direct country certification provider. In fact, depending upon the country, there may be multiple sub-contractors involved. This industry standard practice is due to several key factors that are not…