Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, Alpha Networks Get Head Start
The high-tech products to receive the first IEC 62368-1 Second Edition CB certificates for their product categories respectively include a curved UHD TV, a LCD Monitor, a
To better accommodate rapid changes in technology and escalating product innovation, the IEC 62368-1 standard for safety of audio/video, information, and communication technology equipment was created based on the safety science principles, Hazard-Based Safety Engineering (abbreviated "HBSE"), with an emphasis on designing safety into the product during the early stages of product development. As IEC 62368-1 will eventually replace the existing IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1 standards for audio/video and information technology equipment, respectively, industry leaders have been working closely with UL since 2013 to prepare in advance to start using the new edition as their major new product lines are introduced. Partnering with UL over the past year, these same industry leaders are learning that IEC 62368-1 provides greater design flexibility than the legacy 60065 or 60950-1 standards, allowing them additional design alternatives to make their products more competitive. Certification of their products to the new edition of IEC 62368-1 not only indicates that these industry leaders are proactively planning for the adoption of the new standard and any associated impact, but also signifies that their products have successfully advanced beyond the limitations of the legacy safety standards and risen to the next level. Additionally, this is a great demonstration of the innovation, forward-looking vision and strength in the global electronics industry.
Compared with the inaugural edition, IEC 62368-1 Second Edition is a more mature and refined standard, with enhancements incorporated into it based on experience with the First Edition. As a result, it is expected to be more widely adopted globally, and as of
UL has long been involved in the development of IEC 62368-1, working closely with industry at both the national and international levels, including leadership roles on these committees and
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