WEBINAR: ANATEL Certification and Internet of Things

ABINC and Master: partnership that benefits technology companies

ABINC (Brazilian Association of Internet of Things) and Master Certifications (OCD – Certification Body Designated by Anatel) have just announced a partnership that will positively impact the lives of its partners and associates.

For you who are always tuned and continues updating, bringing and acquiring more and more news and innovations for the IoT (Internet of Things) market, there are numerous products and equipment that have arrived in the Brazilian market for the most varied purposes. A multitude of appliances and contraptions that aim at the well-being, comfort and safety of people, their homes and family members.
What you may not know is that these products need to comply with Brazilian legislation. In this case, specifically with the technical regulations issued by Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency).

The objective of technical regulation for these types of equipment is to ensure that the product is safe for use, bringing no risk to the physical health of Brazilian families. For this, it is necessary that these equipments do not generate any interference in other equipment that has very important functions in our daily life, such as mobile phones or wireless devices, in addition to not compromising the good performance of other equipment that can even guarantee human life and the functioning of organs that guarantee national security and can cause tragedies if compromised: communication vehicles, airports and even hospital equipment.
It is Anatel's role to monitor the evolution of existing technologies in the world market, which in a very short time become available in Brazil, so that both users and the radio spectrum are protected.

Anatel certification attributes more acceptance of equipment in the market

Since the year 2000, through Resolution 242 ( current Resolution No. 715), the legislation establishes that the tests on such products are carried out in Brazil, in laboratories approved by Inmetro / CGCRE, according to the technical standards elaborated by Anatel. The tests include Radio Frequency tests and, in some cases, electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility.

Anatel's regulations have existed since 2004 for equipment of this type, but at the time there was no equipment as evolved and with such technology as today. The standards have undergone several changes in recent years, incorporating new types of products and embedded technologies.

Once the tests are carried out in accordance with the rules established by Anatel, it is necessary that the product undergoes a technical evaluation whose responsibility lies with an entity called the OCD-Designated Certification Body*, a technical institution legally constituted which, by delegation of Anatel, conducts conformity assessment processes of telecommunications products, compulsory certification, and issues the corresponding certificates of conformity.

Only after the approval of Anatel can the product be marketed in the country, carrying the identification of its homologation also known as anatel seal. Products that have this seal attest that the products are safe for families and other equipment. On the other hand, products that do not have Anatel's approval may pose a risk to everyone's health.
Currently, several other segments (Smart Cities, Smart Home, Games, Sports, Internet of Things – IoT, Agribusiness, in addition to the pet market) have incorporated wireless technology (3G, 4G, LoRa, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID and NFC, among others) in their products, which requires obtaining approval and the respective display of anatel's approval code in the product for marketing purposes in the country.
When purchasing your product, require the Anatel approval seal and invoice. The seal is usually located on the body of the appliance or in the manual. It features the Anatel logo and certification number.
This seal indicates that the product has been certified by Anatel, i.e. it has been tested and meets basic quality, safety and frequency range requirements.

The rule is that every product in use in Brazil, which operates with wireless communication, must be approved by Anatel. The seal should also appear on other equipment that uses radio frequency, such as cordless phones, modem, trackers, electronic nannies, notebooks, wireless microphones, wireless mouse, etc.