The full range of CEM Systems’ access control hardware has been declared as compliant with the European Union’s Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU. CEM Systems’ intelligent card readers, including the CEM S610 (iCLASS SE, DESFire and Prox) reader, CEM S700 reader, CEM emerald reader and the 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.
In June 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former Directive on Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (also known as the R&TTE Directive, 1999/5/EC) was repealed and the new requirements came into law.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 had until June 2017 to comply with the new requirements.
The Radio Equipment Directive applies to radio equipment being sold in the EU market and covers a wide range of products. 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.
With the growth 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.