HKPC has invested HK$7 million to construct a new electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber and upgrade the existing facilities of its EMC Centre.
The expansion, aimed at helping Hong Kong companies pursue opportunities in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) market, has involved the construction of a new EMC chamber covering 1,000 square feet.
HKPC's EMC Centre supports both radiated emission and immunity testing for IoT products. The new chamber can complete its testing three times faster than before due to its fully automated operations and more accurate testing, and is expected to double the number of tests being performed at the center.
It can be used to address EMC issues of IIoT equipment, medical and healthcare devices, and high-end wireless communications systems.
HKPC director for technology development Dr Lawrence Cheung said the facility will help local companies ensure IIoT products comply with key regulatory requirements.
“IoT has been extensively applied across different sectors in recent years, for example, smart living, transport, medical and healthcare, manufacturing, allowing millions of products to communicate with each other. As these products involve a large amount of wireless transmission, they must strictly comply with technical and import requirements to avoid mutual interference,” he said.
“To promote Hong Kong’s reindustrialization and guide business upgrading and transformation to grasp smart city opportunities, HKPC has built the new EMC Chamber with its own resources to help the industrial IoT products of the local electronic industry to comply with the latest [international] testing standards... Also, through facility sharing, other testing and certification bodies can perform the entire test locally, raising service efficiency without heavy investments.”