It’s no secret that electronic equipment has been growing more and more important to businesses over the last few decades. Almost every business will have at least one computer, plus peripherals like printers and scanners, as well as electronic tills and card readers. Not to mention the growing use of smartphones in every business environment.
The more you rely on something, the more you tend to take it for granted, and of course if you lose it your business can grind to a halt, which is something many of us just can’t afford in the fast-paced and competitive market we live in today. And on top of just losing business, problems with your IT and other electronics will damage your reputation, which will translate directly into reduced customer numbers, loyalty, and trust.
You need to be sure that you can count on your equipment not to let you down when the stakes are high, which is why regular testing is essential. Here are a few examples of tests you might need to run.
Wireless and Radio Signal Tests
Whether you work fro a travel company that needs to stay in contact with the likes of air traffic control and the coast guard, or your office simply has a wireless environment that you need to be connected to so you can stay on top of things, knowing how strong your signal is can be the difference between a bullet dodged and a total disaster. Fortunately, all the necessary equipment is readily available from specialist retailers like MCS.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Tests
All electric and electronic devices have the potential to generate electromagnetic fields that can interfere with other gear in the environment. With more and more such equipment in use across the board, these tests are becoming increasingly important. This is true in everyday business operations, but also in product development if you’re in the electronics business; testing internally before a product is sent off for compliance testing can save you time and let you get a product to market that much quicker for an edge over the competition.
These are just a couple of examples, but it should be clear that if there were any undetected faults of these kinds a business could be brought to its knees, so it’s vital to be in the know.
If you’ve started a business let us know if you have considered how you manage your testing.