Regulatory Overview for Itron Partners

Regulatory Overview for partners ready to begin certification for devices with integrated Itron NICs

Regulatory Overview

Regulatory (and Itron) certification is a key requirement for Utilities and Cities to take on Partner Products.  This reference page provides information on the basic requirements for certifying a Partner Device in each country of operation.

Country Specific Type Approval Procedures

All radio operated devices must comply with country-specific requirements to obtain regulatory or type approval. While there are many overlapping considerations in the compliance of products, there are significant and divergent requirements between major global markets.  Depending on the country the necessary processes and approvals can differ considerably ranging from “self-declaration” via “classical type approval” to more complicated rules.

Classic Type Approval

“Classic type approval” processes for radio products apply for most countries in the world including North America.

Either a radio regulation authority or an assigned private certification body assesses the documentation and test reports and issues a certificate.  Testing has to be followed through either according to internationally accepted standards or national requirements.

Classic type approval allows for less flexibility than self-declaration.  Even minor product changes might require the involvement of local authorities and retesting/certification.  Itron recommends using expert consultants to mitigate risks in case the Partner does not have the necessary knowledge in-house.

Self-declaration of Conformity

“Self-declaration” is the most convenient way to handle type approval for radio products and short range devices.  Self-declaration is possible for example in the EU and Australia.

The full legal responsibility for the correctness of their statements lies with the Manufacturer/Partner or the entity placing the product with wireless connectivity on the specific market.  In order to make sure that the statements the Partner is making are correct, testing in an accredited test laboratory is advised.  Contact us in case you are uncertain of how best to act or need an accredited test laboratory recommendation.

In this case no certificates are being issued, so the involvement of a certification body is not required.  Company policies and legislation changes require constant monitoring and Itron recommends using expert consultants to mitigate risks in case the Partner does not have the necessary knowledge in-house.

Partner devices integrated with Itron communication modules must also show compliance to country regulations and must follow the mandatory processes to obtain certification in each country of operation.

Note: This document does not replace any standards or regulatory documents and is strictly for guidance only.  Please refer to each standard or regulator body for more details.  Itron only outlines guidance and recommendation for the applicable target markets in dedicated countries.

Countries Supported By The Itron Developer Program

The following table outlines regulatory standards and certfication types for each country supported by the Itron Developer Program:

Country

Certification Organization

Radio Standard

US Radio Equivalence

Type of Certification

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standard

Safety standard

Australia

ACMA

AS/NZ 4268-2012

FCC Part 15.247

DOC-FCC (Declaration of conformity with FCC reports) +EMC + Safety

EN 55022

FCC Part 15.247

FCC Part 15, Subpart B

Not Mandatory

(IEC 60950-1)

Canada

ISED

RSS-247

FCC Part 15.247

TA-FCC (Type approval FCC)

5.5 RSS Gen

IEC 60950-1

European Economic Area (EEA)*

CE

EN 300 220-2 v3.2.1

 

CE stamp

EN 301 489-3/-1

EN/IEC 60950-1

Singapore

IMDA

IMDA TS SRD Issue 1 Revision 1, April 2018

 

DTA-FCC: Documentation type approval with FCC reports

EN 301 489-3/-1

No

USA

FCC

FCC Part 15.247

 

TA-FCC (Type approval FCC)

FCC Part 15.247

FCC Part 15, Subpart B

Not Mandatory

(IEC 60950-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*List of EEA countries accepting CE certification (and applicable for Itron integrated devices): Albania, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Summary of Document Requirements by Country

The following table provides a brief list of documents required by each country:

Country

Technical Description

User Manual

Label Description

Label Position

Photos (Internal & External)

Hardware Specification
Related

Test Reports Requirements

Australia

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

  • FCC Test Report (if shows compliance with Australian requirements)
  • Radio test report for the country

Canada

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • Global BOM
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Block Diagram
  • All PCB layers
  • Assembly Drawings
  • FCC Test Reports
  • RF Exposure Justification
European Economic Area (EEA)*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • Global BOM
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Block Diagram
  • All PCB layers
  • Assembly Drawings
  • ETSI (CE) Radio Test Report
  • EMC Test Report (EMC 301489, ETSI)
  • Safety Test Report (SAFETY 60950)
  • CE Doc

Singapore

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

  • FCC Test Reports (if shows compliance with Singapore requirements)
  • EMC Test Report (EMC 301489, ETSI)
  • Safety Test Report (SAFETY 60950)
  • Radio test report for the country

USA

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

  • Global BOM
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Block Diagram
  • All PCB layers
  • Assembly Drawings
  • FCC Test Reports
  • FCC Certificate
  • RF Exposure Justification

*List of EEA countries accepting CE certification (and applicable for Itron integrated devices): Albania, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Ceritification Status of Itron Products Supported by the Developer Program

The following tables provide guidelines based on the Itron Product type for integration in each country:

IoT Edge Router 2.5

Hardware Region

NAN Band

Country Code

Frequency Band (MHz)

Power / ERP (mW)

Power / EIRP (W)

Country

1

USA

840

902-928

 

4

Canada, Jamaica, United States

2

AUS

36

915-928

 

1

Australia

2

SGP

702

920-925

500

 

Singapore

3

EU868

276

865-870

25

 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey

3

EU873

826

870-873

500

 

Estonia, Finland, GBR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

3

EU876

208

870-875.6

500

 

Albania, Denmark, Moldova, Norway, Slovenia

Itron Milli5

Hardware Region

NAN Band

Country Code

Frequency Band (MHz)

Country

1

USA

840

902-928

Canada, Jamaica, United States

2

AUS

36

915-928

Australia

2

SGP

702

920-925

Singapore

3

EU873

826

870-873

Estonia, Finland, GBR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

3

EU876

208

870-875.6

Albania, Denmark, Moldova, Norway, Slovenia

Itron Gen 5 DA NIC

Hardware Region

NAN Band

Country Code

Frequency Band (MHz)

Country

1

USA

840

902-928

2400-2483.5

Canada, United States

FCC / ISED Test Results for Itron NICs and Partner Devices with Integrated Itron NICs

Itron NICs

NIC Type

FCC ID

ISED / IC ID

FCC Test Documents

Itron GEN5 NIC (NIC 510)

OWS-NIC511-06

5975A-NIC511-06

https://fccid.io/OWS-NIC511-06

Itron MILLI 5 NIC

OWS-MIL51

5975A-MIL51

https://fccid.io/OWS-MIL51

Partner Devices with Integrated Itron NICs

Device Type

FCC ID

ISED / IC ID

FCC Test Documents

New Cosmos Methane Detector ML-310

2ARF2ML-310

 

https://fccid.io/2ARF2ML-310

Utility Systems Sccience and Software (US3) AMI-RTU US3-Cricket

2AVNYAMIRTU-1

 

https://fccid.io/2AVNYAMIRTU-1