Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. (RTL)

Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc. (RTL) Engineering Solutions & Electromagnetic Compatibility Services

Rhein Tech provides complete engineering services and consulting, from design review and mitigation to full compliance testing on Wireless, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Military, and Medical products to meet the rules, regulations and standards of the Federal Communications Commission, Industry Canada, European Union Directives, the military and the medical field, as well as international product approvals for Europe, South America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Baltic countries. Furthermore, we provide microwave radar testing and detection measurements in the L band-1 to 2 GHz, S band-2 to 4 GHz, C band-4 to 8 GHz, X band-8 to 12 GHz, Ku band-12 to 18 GHz, K band-18 to 26.5 GHz, and Ka band-26.5 to 40 GHz. Since 1988, Rhein Tech has tested and certified thousands of products on behalf of our global client base. We have performed hundreds of product engineering evaluations and mitigated many products to achieve compliance. We have an experienced staff with extensive knowledge of hardware design engineering, from product conception to final printed circuit board, with emphasis on EMC design principles, to meet any standard. Our advance measurement capabilities include Radar Cross Section and High Range Resolution, microwave detection, as well as attenuation, transparency, and reflection on materials.

Mission: Our goal is to provide top-notch engineering and certification services that enable you to take your product to the next phase, from inception to final approval; we can be an extension of your engineering department. We strive to provide excellence in service quality, support, performance, value and delivery within a company environment that demonstrates professionalism, teamwork and respect for our customers, our suppliers, our communities and each other.

05/01/2020
docs.fcc.gov

The #FCC has granted a limited waiver to support #wireless medical telemetry during the COVID-19 crisis, which has illuminated an increased need for better connection and a robust base for #IoT. Read the release below.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-364091A1.pdf

#ISED has published #certification requirements for products employing TAS protocol. In order for these products to be a...
04/29/2020
ISED Publishes Certification Requirements for Products Using TAS Protocol

#ISED has published #certification requirements for products employing TAS protocol. In order for these products to be approved & included on the radio equipment list, they must meet these requirements.

http://www.rheintech.com/ised-publishes-certification-requirements-for-products-using-tas-protocol

#engineering #rheintechlabs

ISED has published certification requirements for products employing TAS protocol. The requirements are summarized here.

On Thursday, the #FCC unanimously agreed to open the #6GHz band for unlicensed use, which will support #IoT and #wifi6. ...
04/24/2020

On Thursday, the #FCC unanimously agreed to open the #6GHz band for unlicensed use, which will support #IoT and #wifi6. Some, however, especially licensed users of the band, oppose the new rules.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-363945A1.pdf

On Monday, the #FCC unanimously approved #Ligado's years-long request to deploy a low-power #5G network in the L-band, d...
04/22/2020
FCC unanimously approves spectrum plan Pentagon rejected

On Monday, the #FCC unanimously approved #Ligado's years-long request to deploy a low-power #5G network in the L-band, despite opposition from the #DoD. Was it the right choice?

https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2020/04/17/fcc-has-votes-to-approve-spectrum-plan-pentagon-rejected/

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a long-standing application from Ligado Networks to operate in the L-band spectrum, overriding concerns from the Department of Defense and other government agencies which were concerned the company’s plan will cause damage to the Global Po...

The #FCC has extended the comment date for its proposed rules regarding human exposure to #RF electromagnetic fields. Co...
04/17/2020
FCC Seeks Comment on Rules for Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields

The #FCC has extended the comment date for its proposed rules regarding human exposure to #RF electromagnetic fields. Comments are now due by May 15. Reply comments are due by June 15. #fridaymorning

http://www.rheintech.com/fcc-seeks-comment-on-rules-for-human-exposure-to-rf-electromagnetic-fields

The FCC is seeking comment on proposed rules for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields. Comments are due by May 6.

On Monday, the #FCC opened the #COVID19 Telehealth Program application portal so #healthcare providers can apply for sup...
04/15/2020
COVID-19 Telehealth Program

On Monday, the #FCC opened the #COVID19 Telehealth Program application portal so #healthcare providers can apply for support to help patients remotely. Without doubt, the value of effective, robust #IoT devices and networks is apparent and continues to grow. To access the portal, click below.

https://www.fcc.gov/covid-19-telehealth-program

This program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.

Tired of wasting time & money due to EMC compliance failure? Avoid the loop of #EMC testing & mitigation by adding RTL's...
04/13/2020

Tired of wasting time & money due to EMC compliance failure? Avoid the loop of #EMC testing & mitigation by adding RTL's remote schematics & #PCB design review services to your design process! Our unique methods eliminate products' risk of non-compliance, retesting, and production delays--guaranteed. Learn more below.

http://www.rheintech.com/getting-your-emc-design-right-with-rhein-tech

The U.S. #military electronic parts supply chain could push out lead times from four to 12 weeks due to #COVID19. But th...
04/09/2020
electronic parts supply chain coronavirus

The U.S. #military electronic parts supply chain could push out lead times from four to 12 weeks due to #COVID19. But the supply chain was already struggling due to #defense spending increases. Read more below 👇

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/defense-executive/article/14173455/electronic-parts-supply-chain-coronavirus

#supplychain #thursdaythoughts #engineering

"We will see lead times push out a minimum of four weeks, and for as long as 12 weeks," says Don Akery, president of electronic parts distributor TTI.

The #FCC is seeking comment on proposed rules regarding human exposure to #RF electromagnetic fields. Comments are due b...
04/08/2020
FCC Seeks Comment on Rules for Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields

The #FCC is seeking comment on proposed rules regarding human exposure to #RF electromagnetic fields. Comments are due by May 6. Click below for more info 👍

http://www.rheintech.com/fcc-seeks-comment-on-rules-for-human-exposure-to-rf-electromagnetic-fields

#engineering #RFtesting #wirelessdevices #wednesdaywisdom

The FCC is seeking comment on proposed rules for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields. Comments are due by May 6.

Even if you don't understand #EMC engineering, understanding why devices fail EMC testing and how to address these issue...
04/06/2020

Even if you don't understand #EMC engineering, understanding why devices fail EMC testing and how to address these issues will save your company time and money. Here, we discuss the top three reasons devices fail--and how to prevent them.

http://www.rheintech.com/why-do-devices-fail-emc-testing

#EMI #engineering #emctesting #emcdesign

The army is interested in handheld/smartphone testing systems that can detect the #coronavirus. Companies interested in ...
04/03/2020
smartphone test coronavirus

The army is interested in handheld/smartphone testing systems that can detect the #coronavirus. Companies interested in designing such systems should submit proposals by the end of the day.

#engineering #engineeringdesign #handhelddevice #innovation #technology

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14172933/smartphone-test-coronavirus

LFIs require minimal training, can be read visually, and provide additional data when combined with smartphone-based reader technology like the AppDx.

Do you need your product tested but can't travel? Rhein Tech offers on-site testing and remote witness testing. Call Rhe...
04/01/2020
Request A Quote

Do you need your product tested but can't travel? Rhein Tech offers on-site testing and remote witness testing. Call Rhein Tech today @ 703.689.0368 for questions or request a quote: http://rheintech.com/quote

#EMC #RF #EMI #MILSTD #engineering #devicetesting

Testing Cost and Engineering Cost Please email us at or complete one of the online quote forms below; we have six categories dealing with different pr...

03/25/2020
Rhein Tech Laboratories Engineering Services

Searching for the perfect EMC testing lab? Rhein Tech Laboratories, conveniently located in Herndon, Virginia, offers a variety of services, including consulting and engineering services that other labs simply don't offer. Want to know why we're the best option? Watch the video!

Due to the current pandemic, the #FCC has issued a Notice extending the deadline for 3650 - 3700 MHz band licensees tran...
03/23/2020
FCC Extends Deadline for 3650 - 3700 MHz Band Licensees

Due to the current pandemic, the #FCC has issued a Notice extending the deadline for 3650 - 3700 MHz band licensees transitioning from Part 90 to Part 96. These licensees, who provide essential services, can continue to operate under their current license statuses until Oct. 17.

http://www.rheintech.com/fcc-extends-deadline-for-3650-3700-mhz-band-licensees

The FCC has announced the deadline extension for 3650 - 3700 MHz band licensees to transition from Part 90 to Part 96. This is due to the current pandemic.

03/20/2020

Rhein Tech Laboratories will continue to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will be taking health & safety precautions to ensure that our clients & staff are protected & will adapt our testing practices to meet our clients' needs. For questions or to schedule testing, please contact us at 703.689.0368. Stay safe everyone!

03/18/2020

Sunday, the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. suffered a #DDoS (Denial-of-Service) attack, which leaked misinformation about the #coronavirus. It is clear: we need more robust/secure technology & more efficient testing. But digital security is only one piece of the puzzle; devices need to be resistant to #EMI as well. If your product needs #EMC / RF testing, call Rhein Tech today!

For years, #cybersecurity firms have stressed the need for stronger #IoT device security. And now, as the #coronavirus p...
03/16/2020

For years, #cybersecurity firms have stressed the need for stronger #IoT device security. And now, as the #coronavirus pushes more and more employees to work remotely, the issue of digital security is evident. As hackers use this opportunity to steal our data and weaken U.S. communications, rigorous device testing and security measures are needed to protect our country. Read more about how #hackers have already used the coronavirus to their advantage below.

http://www.rheintech.com/cybersecurity-at-risk-with-coronavirus-especially-with-advent-of-more-remote-work

Not sure which testing lab is right for you? RTL does it all! Not only do we offer a variety of services, but we also pu...
03/12/2020

Not sure which testing lab is right for you? RTL does it all! Not only do we offer a variety of services, but we also put our customers first. Your project is unique; if you need help identifying and mitigating #EMI issues, our engineers will assist you. If you need schedule flexibility, we'll adapt. As your partner, RTL is here for YOU. Call today!

#EMC #engineering #RF #engineeringdesign #MILSTD

The agenda for the #TCBC Spring Workshop, scheduled for April 6 - 9, has been released. Click below for the agenda and f...
03/11/2020
Update on TCBC Spring Workshop

The agenda for the #TCBC Spring Workshop, scheduled for April 6 - 9, has been released. Click below for the agenda and for other important updates regarding this workshop.

http://www.rheintech.com/update-on-tcbc-spring-workshop

#FCC #NIST #ISED #EMC #RF #5G

The agenda for the TCBC Spring Workshop has been released and the FCC has announced they will not be attending the workshop in-person due to the coronavirus.

03/10/2020

In an effort to stop the spread of the #coronavirus, the #FCC has temporarily discontinued DFS verification demonstrations at its lab division in Colombia, MD. Master DFS devices operating under CFR Title 47 Subpart E UNII rules can still obtain certification during this period.

03/09/2020

Our monthly #newsletter goes out this week, so email [email protected] to subscribe! Our newsletter covers international standards updates and features helpful Q&As for the inquisitive #engineer! 👍☺️

#EMC #EMI #RF #engineering

03/06/2020
docs.fcc.gov

On March 3, the #FCC released a Report & Order expanding flexible use of the C-band for #5G. This action will support the 5G FAST plan & put the US ahead in the 5G global race. You can read the Report & Order below.

#wireless #communications #innovation

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-22A1.pdf

A whopping 90% of #medical devices fail #EMC testing the first time around! The good news? Rhein Tech won't send you bac...
03/04/2020

A whopping 90% of #medical devices fail #EMC testing the first time around! The good news? Rhein Tech won't send you back to the drawing board if your product fails. Our engineers will work with you to solve any #EMI issues so you pass the second time. Call today to request a quote! 703.689.0368.

A new study from Washington University (St. Louis) demonstrates that #hackers can use #ultrasound waves to read text mes...
02/28/2020
'Surfing attack' hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves: Researchers use ultrasound waves vibrating through tables to access cellphones

A new study from Washington University (St. Louis) demonstrates that #hackers can use #ultrasound waves to read text messages, take photos, and activate Siri on someone's phone. But could a new design fix this problem?
Read more below.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200227143752.htm

#engineering #wireless

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, researchers were able to read text messages and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet away.

02/27/2020
docs.fcc.gov

The #FCC is now collecting data on #Huawei and #ZTE equipment and services in the US. Collection is mandatory for eligible #telecommunications carriers & data must be submitted before April 22. For more information, see below.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-166A1.pdf

Our clients give us five stars in flexibility, pricing, turn-around time, technical competency, and customer service! Ca...
02/25/2020

Our clients give us five stars in flexibility, pricing, turn-around time, technical competency, and customer service! Call us today to partner with Rhein Tech—the testing lab that’s passed every test. 703.689.0368.

#testinglab #emctesting #rftesting #engineering

02/24/2020
docs.fcc.gov

The #FCC will hold an open meeting this Friday, the 28th. Topics of discussion include use reformation of the C-band and revisions to #whitespace device rules, among other topics. Click below for more information.

#mondaythoughts

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-362615A1.pdf

02/21/2020
docs.fcc.gov

The #FCC will host a discussion on #5G vRAN March 26 at its headquarters in DC. This discussion is open to the public and will cover the future of 5G technology. For more information, click below 👇

#engineering #wireless

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-362593A1.pdf

Despite the fact that federal use of #Huawei has been banned in the U.S., it still poses a national security risk. As ou...
02/20/2020
Huawei Still Considered a National Security Risk

Despite the fact that federal use of #Huawei has been banned in the U.S., it still poses a national security risk. As our allies continue to use Huawei, we must now bolster our #cybersecurity.

#FCC #5G #wireless

http://www.rheintech.com/huawei-still-considered-a-national-security-risk

Huawei's case against the FCC for banning federal use of its equipment has been dismissed. As our allies continue to use Huawei, we must bolster cybersecurity.

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