FCS and BSI seek partners to help set the standards which enable the modern world

Posted on 30/03/2017

Somewhere at the top of every supply chain, there’s an OEM electrical engineer and a CISPR standard. Because behind every product that uses or generates electricity, there’s a standard to keep it safe.  Car-makers;  Tool-makers;  Cooker-makers;  X-ray machine makers... If it needs electricity, it needs CISPR

FCS and BSI have joined forces to host the CISPR congress in the UK next year. And they’re inviting other trade bodies to get involved in helping host the international delegates at the event and showcase best practice within their sectors.  Whole work-streams are dedicated to specific product areas, making ideal niche opportunities for Automotive (CIS-D), Domestic Electrical Appliances (CIS-F), Computers and TV equipment (CIS-I) or Medical Equipment (CIS-B).

“We have chosen to host CISPR 2018 at Aston University in the centre of Birmingham, from September 24 to October 4 2018,” says FCS CEO Chris Pateman.  “It's a wonderful, modern venue with fantastic access to the UK's Second City;  FCS is handling all the non-technical elements of the event – logistics, accommodation and venue management for delegates, as well as the sponsorship opportunities for suppliers who wish to be associated with this unique gathering of international influencers.

“We are hoping other associations will help us develop ideas to help make this event a really memorable experience for CISPR’s delegates.  And also seeking to broaden the opportunity for other UK institutions to benefit from having the world’s finest radio-interference experts all gathered within two hours’ drive of 90% of the UK’s population.

For instance, by running ‘poster sessions’ where research students can speed-date delegates to sanity-test ideas or proposals.

“Issues around radio-frequency emissions and interference are going to be ever more critical in the years ahead, as the so-called ‘internet of things’ encourages a whole new generation of hopeful entrepreneurs into a market where interference management is already a crucial concern.  FCS is genuinely delighted to have this opportunity to be a catalyst in the process of future-proofing the digital world economy.”

Every product that has electricity flowing through a circuit gives off a small amount of electromagnetic radiation as a result.  If those spurious electromagnetic emissions are not controlled against common international standards, there can be unintended interference with the operation of other nearby electrical appliances.  CISPR writes those crucial standards.

To find our more, contact FCS CEO Chris Pateman either by e-mail or by telephone on 07712 855702.

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