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Environ Laboratories Offers NEBS Testing for the Telecommunications Industry
By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor
Environ Laboratories is a provider of innovative testing services to multiple industries, including the telecommunications industry. An industry standard that most service providers look to is NEBS testing and this company acts as a “one stop shop” for all NEBS testing needs, with over 40 years of testing expertise under its belt.
Environ ensures that Verizon (News - Alert) NEBS testing to GR-63-CORE and GR-487-CORE are fairly evaluated and offers 100 ohm Twisted Pair Plant products, 75 ohm Broadband System components, 50 ohm/ Wireless Network parts and Fiber Optic Plant products, according to the company’s website.
The company claims that it has the ability to work in conjunction with virtually any product whether it is an enclosure, cable, connector, splitter, combiner, patch panel, amplifier, or other part of the telecommunications network.
Testing to specifications directly from Telcordia, SCTE, RUS, EIA/TIA (News - Alert), IEC, ETSI, MIL-STD and customer specific procedures is easily done by Environ Laboratories and the company’s listing as a Verizon NEBS ITL allows for full acceptance of its data by all Regional Operating Companies (RBOCs).
According to the site, from initial test planning to fully managing an entire project, Environ can help with complex product development and qualification processes. The company has over 42,000 square feet of laboratory space that can be utilized for telecom testing with loading docks and material handling equipment that have the capability to handle large cabinets.
Environ Labs’. electrical testing capabilities include Insulation Resistance, Contact Resistance; EMI/EMC; Shielding Effectiveness, multiple GTEM cells meeting ANSI/SCTE 48-1 and 48-3; Vector Network Analysis; Spectrum (News - Alert) Analysis; RF Power and Impulse/Surge, while its Environmental Capabilities include Temperature, Humidity and Corrosion.
Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves