Nemko is moving its headquarters from Gaustadalléen in Oslo to a new and environmentally friendly building in Philip Pedersens vei at Lysaker on the west side of Oslo in May 2019.

Nemko’s Terje Ulsrud has won the International Electrotechnical Commission’s 1906 Award for his contributions within electrotechnical standardisation.

As the previous editions of this standard, often referred to as the “hazard-based standard”, has had some challenges to clarity, this new edition has been long anticipated.

We never drop the ball

It is no longer legal to produce or import non-directional halogen light bulbs to the European market, as of 1 September.

Data protection, especially in Europe, is a growing concern. Can blockchain help us to cope with the susceptibility of our connected networks? Will blockchain’s security and encryption features help us fight hackers? Some data specialists think so.

The ‘Date of Withdrawal’ (DOW) for the European standards for IT products (EN 60950-1) and audio/video products (EN 60065), which conflict with the combined new hazard based standard (EN 62368-1), has been changed by the European standards body CENELEC from 20 June 2019 to 20 December 2020.

Investigations by European market surveillance authorities demonstrate an increase of illegal and dangerous products being brought into Europe. 
The most recent survey showed that 58 percent of electrical/electronic products were not in compliance with the European regulations. This entails potential safety risks for the consumers as well distortion of business competition.

Nemko Canada Inc., a division of Nemko  AS, headquartered in Oslo, Norway,  is expanding its extensive market access service in North America  by opening a new test laboratory in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

A remotely operated robot (shown on the right) becomes the classroom ‘eyes and ears’ of children with long-term illness.
It has been developed by the Norwegian company No Isolation, and was recently tested and certified by Nemko before being placed on the market.

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