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Freesat passes European IRS Certification Scheme for UHD receivers

Freesat has passed the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS), the satellite maker has announced.

The company has said that its UHD 4X 500 and UHD X receivers passed the test specification that ensures “end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution systems.”

The EICS scheme has been developed through an industry collaboration of satellite and DTT platforms, major equipment manufacturers, and led by industry associations DTG and CAI.

Commenting on the news, a spokesperson for Freesat said: “Freesat is really pleased to work with the DTG and CAI to approve the Freesat 4K products under the scheme. Rolling out to our customers as a software release later in the year, the Freesat 4k set top boxes are the first products that will work with the range of satellite connections that consumers can find in their home. This will also enable our product to operate seamlessly in a multi-dwelling environment. Freesat has collaborated with equipment manufacturers including Triax and Unitron, and partners like CommScope to provide a solution that allows us to be part of this fantastic EICS scheme.”

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