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Intertek Launches Satellite™ Lens Program

June 20, 2016
By Business Wire News


Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries around the world, announces the launch of its Satellite™ Lens Program, an extension of the Satellite™ Data Acceptance Program, which allows qualifying customers to conduct their own product testing for several Intertek certification schemes. Under the new program, Intertek engineers will use remote video capabilities to witness and verify tests done in customer laboratories that are Satellite Level 2, the program’s “witness testing” level.

“Our goal is to help customers bring certified products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Mike Parker, Senior Director at Intertek. “The Satellite data acceptance program is already established as one of the industry’s most efficient paths to product certification, and our new Lens remote video witnessing service further empowers Level 2 Satellite customers to take control of their product testing and certification needs.”

Intertek’s Satellite program has four progressive levels, each of which allows Intertek qualified manufacturer laboratories to use their test results for the certification process. Previously, members of Satellite Level 2 (remote test witnessing) required an on-site Intertek engineer to witness and verify the customer’s testing procedures and the proper execution of the testing in the customer’s lab. With the introduction of remote video capabilities, an onsite Intertek engineer is no longer needed, eliminating travel costs and reducing turnaround time, allowing for an even faster, more efficient and less expensive option for product testing and certification.

Intertek, a global leader in product assurance, testing, inspection and certification, helps thousands of manufacturers meet regulatory, industry, and customer-specific requirements for product safety and quality. The Satellite Data Acceptance Program gives manufacturers control of product certification – delivering speed, market access and flexibility with access to leading certification marks such the ETL Listed Mark for North America, the CE and S marks in the EU, the globally recognized Quality & Performance mark, and more. For more information visit:

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

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