LPRA AGM 6th JUNE 2017

This year’s LPRA AGM will be held on Tuesday 6th June 2017 between 14:00-16:00 at The Innovation Farm near Stansted Airport [MAP]. Read more >>

Latest EUOJ Publication on Harmonized Standards RE-D

Dear Member, Please find below a link to the latest EUOJ publication from this mornings list of Harmonised Standards under the Radio Equipment Directive RE-D 2014/53/EU.  EUROPEAN COMMISSION Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws... Read more >>

LPRA CHAIRMAN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE December 2015

                          Dear Member,I am very pleased to report that our 25th Anniversary year has been an extremely successful one for the LPRA, and I’m proud that once again our members continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry. I am delighted to be able to report that we welcomed nine new members during the past twelve months, I’m particularly pleased that two of those were companies who had previously resigned from the LPRA. Read more >>

LPRA Annual General Meeting 19th May 2015

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the LPRA. The Meeting will be held at the LPRA’s European HQ and Secretariat, The Innovation Farm, Sawbridgeworth Road, Little Hallingbury near Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 7QU UK on Tuesday 19th May 2015.  If you would like to attend the meeting, add an issue to the Agenda for discussion or make a nomination for someone to join the LPRA Council please send an Email  to   phil@business-synergies.co.uk or reply to this Email.  Relevant documentation / accounts and voting forms will be sent to all members nearer the date. Read more >>

Ofcom Consultation : Spectrum above 6GHz for future mobile communications 16TH JANUARY 2015

Ofcom has opened a consultation  “to help lay the foundations for the UK’s next generation of wireless communications (5G)”.  http://media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2015/6ghz/?utm_source=updates&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6ghz-cfi   Spectrum above 6GHz  for future mobile communications http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/above-6ghz/   Closing date for responses is 27th February 2015   We would encourage members to respond to this consultation if it is an issue which will effect their business or to forward your comments to the LPRA Council via the Secretariat for inclusion in the LPRA’s response. Read more >>

EC Opens Public Consultation On UHF Band November 2014

The European Commission’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) published on November 12th their  “Draft RSPG Opinion on a long-term strategy on the future use of the UHF band (470-790 MHz) in the European Union”  They have now launched a public consultation on this document which is open for submittals until 12th January 2015. The RSPG intends, in particular, to select at its next meeting a deadline for making the band 694 – 790 MHz available for effective use for electronic communications services. Read more >>

RF Data Tech Joins the LPRA February 2014

"RF DataTech is a leading European design & manufacturing company based in the UK offering a comprehensive range of high performance Radio Modems, Telemetry products, Paging Receivers/Transmitters, RF Module & Industrial Wireless Data products. Read more >>

IMPORTANT Additional Amendments to RED Draft Report 24th June 2013

Barbara Weiler MEP (EU Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection) has made the following additional Amendments to her Draft Report "Harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment" (PE510.528v01-00) Proposal for a directive (COM(2012)0584 – C7-0333/2012 – 2012/0283(COD) 5.6.2013 Read more >>

Final Draft ETSI EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1 (2013-06) 17th June 2013

To download a PDF of the Final draft of ETSI EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1 (2013-06) Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 3: Specific conditions for Short-Range Devices (SRD) operating on frequencies between 9 kHz and 246 GHz please click on the link below. Read more >>

10 Good Reasons to Join the LPRA in 2013

The LPRA is Europe’s premier Trade Association that keeps its finger firmly on the pulse of European standardisation groups and committees, and actively participates in the decision-making processes to protect and enhance the interests of its Members. Read more >>

LTE (Long Term Evolution)

You may be aware that 4G mobile communications - so called LTE (Long term Evolution) - are being launched in Europe in a number of bands, including 790-862MHz following analogue TV switch off. Read more >>

LPRA to call for Traffic Light Code of Practice

As the Council Member responsible for Telemetry, I have recently received a number of complaints from various UK Water Utilities about interference created to their telemetry systems operating on 458MHz by the indiscriminate deployment of portable traffic lights. Read more >>

IET Press Release On LTE/4G

The IET has published a Press Release expressing concern about the proposed LTE/4G rollout in the UK.According to the IET there are three specific challenges facing the government over future mobile communications: Read more >>

Adverse effects of the use of mobile phones inconclusive

The LPRA notes a recent Press Release from the World Health Organisation regarding the potential effects of the use of mobile phones on human brain cancer rates.  The WHO reached a conclusion, after reviewing hundreds of scientific articles, that the use of Mobile Phones is ‘possibly carcinogenic to human beings’, and made a recommendation ‘that additional research be conducted into the long-term heavy use of mobile phones’.  The LPRA would point out that the vast majority of equipments produced and supplied by our members is either significantly lower in power level, or used at considerably greater distances from the brain (and in most cases both of these mitigating conditions apply) than Mobile Phones. Read more >>

Report from CEPT Workshop on future UHF spectrum use for SRDs, RFIDs and Smart Metering

This important meeting took place to a full house with registration closed at 134 attendees and a number of complaints from late registrations as to why they could not gain access.The organizers were very impressed with the interest shown in this subject and the presentations, from regulatory officers, industry associations, standards bodies and industry users were, in the main, professional and responsible. In the matter of regulatory overview there appears to be concerns that the investigations to date, when added to country based information, and surveys, reflect a highly complex picture of requirements as well as opportunities for the regulatory agency to identify spectrum revenue from sales.Two regulators felt that the case was proved for regulatory interevention to realign the UHF spectrum from 300 to 1000 MHz, several felt the case could only be made after testing and considering intereference and several more felt that an alignment of uses that could include the exclusion of certain existing or extant users was appropriate in the circumstances as presented by industry. Industry presenters, particularly those in the Home Automation and Smart Metering sector made cases based on social law, economic government mandates and the existing inflexible, as they saw it, framework for aggregation and transmission for exclusive use of certain parts of the spectrum. Read more >>

Digital Agenda: new guidelines to address privacy concerns over use of smart tags

Today the European Commission has signed a voluntary agreement with industry, civil society, ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and privacy and data protection watchdogs in Europe to establish guidelines for all companies in Europe to address the data protection implications of smart tags (Radio Frequency Identification Devices – RFID) prior to placing them on the market. Read more >>

Proposed changes to the R&TTE Directive

The LPRA Council have reviewed changes to the R&TTE proposed by the European Commission and submitted written comments, voicing industry concerns on behalf of our members.If implemented, the salient changes being proposed would adversely affect the competitiveness of SME’s by imposing a range of additional technical and administrative requirements on manufacturers putting radio and telecommunications products onto the European Market. Read more >>