Standards & Compliance
Five years after the introduction of RoHS, a new European Union RoHS Directive (known as RoHS2) was adopted by the European Council on 27 May 2011. This directive was brought into force in order to limit the component concentration of six hazardous substances found in EEE as they are harmful to the environment, mainly through the pollution of landfills.
REACH (European Union)
REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The new law entered into force on 1 June 2007.
ErP, energy-related products
ErP, energy-related products, are products that use energy, or that do not use energy but have an indirect impact on energy consumption, such as water using devices, building insulation products, windows, etc. Compared to ErP, energy-using products (EuP) are products which are dependent of energy input (electricity etc.). All ErP and EuP are subject to energy efficiency requirements.
The new ErP-Directive covers products under the old EuP Directive as well as products that are energy-related and do not directly use energy such as water-saving taps and showerheads. With this directive, the European Union regulator laid the groundwork for specific implementing measures affecting a broad range of EuP and ErP. The goal is the reduction of energy along the supply chain: from the design stage throughout production, transport, packaging and so on. Products that comply with this directive are easily recognized by carrying the CE marking. In this case, the CE mark covers product safety and energy efficiency requirements.
The purpose of the WEEE Directive is, as a first priority, the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes so as to reduce the disposal of waste. The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive applies to companies involved in manufacturing, selling, distributing, recycling or treating electrical and electronic equipment.
Packaging Directive expired.
New Standard from Feb 14 2012/19/EU
ISO 9001 – Quality Management
ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
ISO14001 – Environmental Management
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.
Using ISO 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
Learn more about the benefits of ISO 14001:2015.
There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Learn more about the ISO Survey of Certifications.
Pingcom add on
Power On/Off Button
The Power On/Off button allows customers to turn off their router/gateway when not in use. Products without an on/off button can only be powered down by physically unplugging it, and in many cases the cord falls behind a desk in a mess of cables, making it very difficult to find later. For this reason, many customers do not power down their routers, and therefore consume more energy when needed. The Power On/Off button addresses this issue.
Wireless On/Off Button
The Wireless On/Off button allows customers to turn off the wireless portion of their router/gateway when not in use. A wireless router consumes up to 30% less power with the wireless turned off, then with it on. With the Wireless On/Off button, it is simple for our customers to turn off the wireless when they are sleeping at night, or at work in the daytime. Turning off wireless also has a security benefit, since it prevents anyone from hacking into the wireless network.
Low power mode that reduces overall energy usage when a port is not in use.