SUN - UL 1069, Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment

Effective April 24, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 1069
Standard Name:
Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
7th Edition Dated October 12, 2007
Date of Revision:
February 19, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
7th Edition Dated April 10, 2012
 
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): April 24, 2016

 
Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: This revision of UL 1069 was issued to incorporate new test method for frequency hopping spread spectrum technologies for wireless devices. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • August 21, 2015 = 8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • October 23, 2015 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • March 21, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • April 24, 2016 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Fees: An initial review of Listing Report (s) will be covered by a direct billing project and will be invoiced at not more than $1000 per report.

Client Action Required:

Information - To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

 
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
ClauseVerdictCommentNC#
49InfoGeneral (WIRELESS DEVICES) 
49.11.4Info

New clause added;

For test purposes, products employing spread spectrum technology shall provide a means to establish the reference signal level by preventing frequency hopping.
 

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.