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Telecommunications Cable Testing

We’ll help certify your copper and fiber products to the highest safety and performance standards while reducing redundant testing — saving you time, money and a lot of repeat work.

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Overview

As one of the world’s most trusted names in third-party product safety certifications, our service provides an effective way to help ensure that your installations are future-proof and are not susceptible to safety issues. Cables that are tested and certified by us will be distinguished with an industry recognized and trusted Mark — the UL Certification Mark. This Mark not only helps ensure that your products are compliant with industry standards, it also reduces risk to all stakeholders in the supply chain. That’s how we help you drive confidence and trust in your brand, and that’s what will set you apart.

Our proprietary structured cabling performance verification service offers several options to verify that your products have been tested and/or certified to the industry’s highest standards for safety and performance. Each cable type, such as communications multipurpose cable, plenum (CMP), communications multipurpose cable, riser (CMR) and communications multipurpose (CM), is tested depending on its anticipated installation and use.

Our services include:

  • Certification service – Products in compliance with the applicable performance standards that have been investigated for use in accordance with the ANSI/NFPA 70 National Electric Code (NEC) are authorized to bear UL’s certification Mark.
  • Letter report service  Under this option, cables are subjected to a one-time Verification test. A letter report is issued documenting the results, but no certification is granted, and there is no requirement for ongoing compliance testing.
  • Non-listed cables verified for performance – These cables are intended for installation and use in countries other than the United States where the NEC is not applicable. These cables can be evaluated for transmission performance and are verified in accordance with National or International Specifications (DVBI) category.

Benefits

As one of the world’s most trusted names in third-party product safety certifications, our service provides an effective way to help ensure that your installations are future-proof and are not susceptible to safety issues. Cables that are tested and certified by us will be distinguished with an industry recognized and trusted Mark – the UL Certification Mark. This Mark not only helps ensure that your products are compliant with industry standards, it also reduces risk to all stakeholders in the supply chain.That’s how we help you drive confidence and trust in your brand, and that’s what will set you apart.

Why UL

  • The UL compliance system helps ensure compliance and reduce liability and risk across the entire supply chain.
  • Our Follow-up Services (FUS) program helps manufacturers gain a competitive edge based on quality, reputation and service, making it more difficult for manufacturers that produce counterfeit or inferior products to survive.
  • Our long-standing history in certification and standards development makes us a trusted thought leader in the compliance arena. Stakeholders rely on UL for research, knowledge and technical solutions to address safety issues and advise on new technologies.
  • Comprehensive factory and market surveillance programs help to ensure a more compliant supply chain, fair competition in the marketplace, and reduce the risk and costs associated with unsafe products while helping to protect brand reputation and the integrity of the UL Mark.
  • Our anti-counterfeiting program leverages law enforcement expertise with a fully dedicated Global Security and Brand Protection team who work with authorities and global customs agencies combatting counterfeiting.
  • The use of the holographic label system sets UL apart by establishing a unique identifier for customs, regulators, buyers, retailers and consumers.
  • Some product categories have the option for an additional on-demand promotional opportunity to include a direct link to your company website, product page, brochure, data sheet or flyer through UL iQTM databases.
  • We offer global testing and certification solutions for acceptance in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. UL ranked second in terms of the number of CB certificates issued worldwide.
  • We continue to extend UL’s capabilities and services to meet our customers’ increasing needs. Our goal is to help our customers rapidly develop and launch safer, superior products and meet the shifting requirements of a changing world.
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