National Technical Systems Plano Facility Adds Accredited Testing Services for Wireless, Product Safety and Energy Star Evaluations

New Capabilities Will Be Featured at Plano Facility Open House, Customer Appreciation Day

May 22, 2014, 10:30 ET from National Technical Systems, Inc.

CALABASAS, Calif. and PLANO, Texas, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS), the leading independent provider of environmental simulation and electromagnetic compatibility testing, inspection and certification solutions in the United States, announced today that its Plano facility has successfully completed its American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) audit and have added wireless/radio testing, product safety evaluations and Energy Star testing capabilities. The Plano facility also announced that it will be holding an open house/Customer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday June 6.

"Our new capabilities bring us much closer to our goal of being the premier testing lab in the South Central United States," said John Ngo, General Manager of the Plano facility. "We continued to expand on our wireless and product safety testing facilities and are now also accredited to provide testing services for the Energy Star program, a completely new capability for us. We invite the public to come see for themselves on June 6."

Energy Star is a voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security and reduce pollution. NTS Plano can now conduct power supply testing to qualify for Energy Star requirements, and also testing on various electronic, consumer and commercial products to provide data for the purpose of EPA Energy Star certification, John Ngo added.

NTS Plano provides product safety services that create value for customers in two key ways: indirect cost savings and time to market, according to Ngo. In essence, NTS acts like an extension of a customer's compliance group, he added.

The Plano facility, which currently consists of 50,000 square feet of laboratory space plus a remote 44,000 square foot test site, also offers extensive EMC (electromagnetic capability) testing services with seven EMC and EMI chambers including a large 10-meter chamber and two 3-meter chambers, EMP (electromagnetic pulse) testing, capabilities for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) testing, indirect lightning testing, air flow measurement capabilities and a full suite of environmental and dynamics testing capabilities including 18 chambers and five shakers, among other capabilities and services.

The Plano facility is located at 1701 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 150, Plano, TX. For more information, call 972-509-2566.

About NTS Plano

NTS Plano has compliance testing facilities equipped with the latest test tools and is staffed by test engineers with years of experience and the most up-to-date training in wireless and wired telecom technologies, as well as domestic and international  product approvals. The combination of experience and high-end test systems gives NTS Plano the ability to assist any company seeking to bring products to market with speed and efficiency. NTS Plano also provides a variety of EMC/EMI/ESD services to a multitude of industries with expertise in testing to military, aerospace, telecommunications, and other industry specifications.

About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems, Inc. ("NTS") is the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification services in the United States, principally serving the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, and telecommunications end markets.  During its more than 50 years in business, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence and sole national footprint in the United States, an unparalleled breadth of capabilities, and has fostered continuous innovation, making NTS a unique one-stop resource to meet its clients' demanding and evolving requirements.  Operating through a network of 25 technologically advanced testing laboratories across the United States, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation's most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness.  NTS offers testing in more than 70 distinct categories, including environmental, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, and other industry-specific tests, allowing it to handle its clients' most demanding needs.  Additionally, the company is accredited by numerous national and international organizations, which allows NTS to have its test data nearly universally accepted worldwide.  For additional information about NTS, visit our website at or call 800-270-2516.

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