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Network Equipment-Building System Compliance Certification: FAQ

Network equipment-building system compliance certification is awarded to equipment that meets Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) standards. Bell Labs established NEBS standards in the 1970s to standardize equipment that is used in Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) Central Offices (COs), and have amended the standards over time to account for technological advancements. If you need information about network equipment-Building system compliance Certification for inverters and converters, the answers below should be helpful.

Does a certain organization issue NEBS certification?

There is not a specific organization that issues NEBS certification. Rather, companies that are qualified to perform testing for NEBS certification requirements (e.g., MET labs) test equipment to see if it meets the standards for one of the three levels of NEBS certification. If the machinery meets a set of NEBS standards, it has the characteristics to become NEBS certified.

What are the different levels of NEBS certification?

There are three level of NEBS certification: Level 1, which is given to equipment that meets the personal safety requirements of GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE; Level 2, which is given to machinery that meets the specifications for an interior environment that is not subjected to exterior stressors (e.g. a data center); and Level 3, which is given to equipment that meets the safety requirements and operability requirements of GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE.

What are examples of conditions that Level 3 equipment is designed to withstand?

Equipment that has Level 3 NEBS certification is designed to perform under a variety of adverse conditions. It is frequently used in environments that feature unusual acoustics, have an unusual latitude, contain airborne contaminants, are prone to heavy vibration, have high humidity, and/or have extreme temperature fluctuations, to name a few.

Is NEBS equipment used outside of the telecom industry?

NEBS equipment such as inverters and converters is routinely used outside of the telecom industry. For example, machinery that has Level 3 NEBS certification is often perfect for marine applications and military applications. The need for NEBS equipment is determined by the demands of the application and not the industry in which the application is used.

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