3 Reasons to Choose a Stand-Alone SAR Lab for Testing

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3 Reasons to Choose a Stand-Alone SAR Lab for Testing

When it comes to ensuring the safety and compliance of wireless devices, choosing the right testing lab is crucial. Stand-alone SAR labs offer numerous advantages, including expert knowledge, precise measurements, and regulatory compliance. In this article, we’ll explore what sets stand-alone labs apart so you can make the best decision when searching for the right lab. 

What is SAR Testing?

SAR testing is a process used to measure how much radiofrequency (RF) energy is absorbed by the human body when using wireless devices like cell phones, tablets, and other gadgets that emit RF energy. 

The main goal of this testing is to ensure that the RF energy emitted by wireless devices is within safe limits, protecting users from potential health risks associated with exposure to high levels of RF energy.

To conduct SAR testing, a device is placed near a model of a human head or body, which is filled with a liquid that mimics the electrical properties of human tissue. The device is then operated at its maximum power level. Sensors measure the amount of RF energy absorbed by the liquid, which represents how much energy the human body would absorb.

This information is used to create a report that will show the compliance of the device.

Why Choose a Standalone SAR Lab?

1. Personalized Service

Stand-alone SAR labs are generally smaller labs. For clients, this means that these labs can continually support clients throughout the entire testing process. A small lab like RF Exposure Lab also develops relationships with clients and may continue to provide support beyond the completed project. 

2. Rapid Turnaround Times

Stand-alone SAR labs can streamline their SAR testing processes due to their singular focus on SAR testing, as opposed to other labs that may focus on various types of testing outside of SAR.

This makes stand-alone labs more efficient and allows for faster turnaround times for test results. As a result, manufacturers are able to bring their products to market more quickly.

For example, here at RF Exposure Lab, we understand how important quick turnaround is for our clients, which is why we do not keep our testing systems fully loaded. Having systems available allows us to provide a quick turnaround even on last-minute projects. Although there are other labs with multiple systems, these labs typically cater to larger clients and can’t take on a last-minute project from a medium or small size client.

3. Specialization and Expertise

Because stand-alone SAR labs focus only on SAR testing, they have extensive knowledge and experience in compliance testing that ensures accurate and reliable results.

RF Exposure Lab is particularly unique thanks to the specific expertise of Jay Moulton, Vice President and Chief Engineer. When Jay Moulton’s career in SAR regulations and testing began, he had the opportunity to be part of the committees that developed the guidelines still in use for compliance testing.

This provides our lab with a unique and specialized understanding of SAR requirements, and Jay Moulton is happy to share his knowledge and help our clients better understand how SAR requirements affect their products. This specialization also enables us to guarantee accurate and correct testing for our clients’ products.

RF Exposure Lab: the only stand-alone SAR lab in the USA

If you still have questions about how a stand-alone SAR lab can help you with your next project, reach out to our team to learn more about how we can help. 

Our expert team knows that the SAR and RF testing landscape is constantly changing, which is why we do the hard work of staying on top of it so our clients don’t have to. Working with an experienced SAR testing lab will help you successfully get through the compliance process quickly and smoothly.

We go above and beyond to make sure our clients understand what their devices need and are aware of where their devices are in the testing process. Through our unique expertise and commitment to our clients, we guarantee accurate testing and results.

We offer SAR testing services for a variety of wireless devices including wireless modems, laptops, tablets, cell phones, medical products, and much more. If you’re looking for SAR testing help provided with speed, accuracy, expertise, and integrity, contact us to get a quote for our services.