Archived — CB Notice 2012-01

Advanced Publication Notice 2012-01 - SMSE-001-12 — Revision of RSS-111, RSS-182 and New RSS-288 (renumbered from RSS-188)

To: Certification Bodies recognized by Industry Canada
Re: Advanced Publication Notice 2012-01 - SMSE-001-12 — Revision of RSS-111, RSS-182 and New RSS-288 (renumbered from RSS-188)

CB Notice 2012-01
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The purpose of this notice is to announce that Industry Canada will publish the following standards on January 28, 2012:

  • Radio Standards Specification RSS-111, Issue 4: Broadband Public Safety Equipment Operating in the Band 4940-4990 MHz, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the band 4940-4990 MHz for public safety applications;
  • Radio Standards Specification RSS-182, Issue 5: Maritime Radio Transmitters and Receivers in the Band 156-162.5 MHz, which sets out the requirements for certification of radio transmitters and receivers in the maritime service in the band 156-162.5 MHz; and
  • Radio Standards Specification RSS-288, Issue 1: Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which sets out the requirements for certification of the shipborne radiocommunication equipment that meets the requirements of the GMDSS.

Important information

These standards will come into force as of January 28, 2012. Applicants for equipment certification including Certification Bodies must ensure compliance with the new issue of this standard.

RSS-288 was renumbered from RSS-188 to reflect the numbering convention for licence-exempt equipment.  This Standard shall be listed under Radio Scope 1, Licence-exempt Radio Frequency Devices, and RSS-188 shall be removed from Radio Scope 4, Licensed Maritime and Aviation Radio Services.

Certification Bodies have one year from the date of publication to amend their recognized scope of accreditation to reflect the new issue of these standards in accordance with Industry Canada procedures for conformity assessment bodies.

Enquiries may be directed to the Manager, Regulatory Standards at the following e-mail address: res.nmr@ic.gc.ca  

These standards are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum under official publications.

 

Hughes Nappert
Manager, Regulatory Standards
Industry Canada

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