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April 27, 2015 10:07 AM ET

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Company Overview of UL LLC

Company Overview

UL LLC provides safety science services worldwide. The company operates through six business units: Commercial and Industrial, Environment, Information and Insights, Life and Health, Consumer, and Workplace Health and Safety. The Commercial and Industrial unit provides safety, performance, and compliance services that help clients develop safer products and gain access to global markets; and Environment unit helps companies capture the value of sustainability strategies from product and organizational certifications to transparency, and supports the growth/development of preferable products, services, and organizations. The Information and Insights unit offers retailers, manufacturers, and s...

333 Pfingsten Road

Northbrook, IL 60062-2096

United States

Founded in 1894





Key Executives for UL LLC

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 61
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President, President of Commercial & Industrial Sajeev Jesudas and President of Consumer
Senior Vice President and President of Life & Health
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

UL LLC Key Developments

UL LLC Collaborates with Codenomicon to Test Industrial Automation Equipment and Services and Medical Devices for Digital Security Vulnerabilities

UL LLC and Codenomicon have collaborated to develop and perform security testing on network connected devices. Initial testing will be on industrial automation equipment and services and medical devices, with planned expansion into security testing in other industries. Codenomicon and UL will work together to provide Fuzz and Binary Analysis testing services. Fuzz Testing is a mechanism in which the communication protocols of the device under test are subjected to random exception messages to discover coding and security errors. The Binary Analysis identifies known vulnerabilities found in compiled software that could possibly be deployed in a production environment. These services will support UL's customers' needs in addressing security concerns in the evolving industrial automation and medical equipment industries. UL believes that developing security testing and certification programs for industrial and medical systems that utilize either proprietary or third-party components would add value to all stakeholders, increase safety and begin to form a baseline security-test by which a device's level of security can be measured and rated. UL and Codenomicon will create a program that manufacturers and system operators can submit their products and systems for evaluation. Upon test and evaluation, the results would be communicated to the manufacturers and system operators and UL and Codenomicon may make policy recommendations to track and remediate any known and unknown vulnerabilities in the tested device.

Underwriters Laboratories Extends Agreements with Anritsu for LTE-A Telecoms Test Equipment

Underwriters Laboratories has extended its agreements with Anritsu as the provider for Long Term Evolution Advanced, or LTE-A, telecoms test equipment. UL's choice of Anritsu's new ME7873LA platform will enable customers to have access to the maximum coverage of newly validated test cases across the number of bands. The company now offers the necessary conformance requirements for the GCF, and is a primary laboratory for PTCRB that can offer network operator approvals for Europe, North America and beyond. In addition to offering a full range of conformance and consulting services, the company will provide Test Case validation services for Anritsu's class-leading ME7873LA RF RRM Conformance test system. The first independent LTE-A test facility in the UK represents far more than a fast, efficient and cost-effective all-in-one solution. It is the latest development of a deep understanding between two market leaders committed to the future. The company and Anritsu have a long-standing relationship and support each other's efforts in the development, validation and provision of LTE certification equipment and services. The ME7873LA is the newest RF/RRM Conformance Test system to certify UEs to GCF and PTCRB requirements, along with the capability of 3CA configuration of RF and RRM test cases. The system is the latest platform in the ME7873 series. In addition, it will support 3CA/4CA test case coverage as commercial deployment of this technology starts to accelerate.

UL Announces the Creation of New Standard for Safety for Products that Incorporate Button or Coin Cell Batteries Using Lithium Technology, Effective November 10, 2015

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced the creation of a new Standard for Safety for products that incorporate button or coin cell batteries using lithium technology. The new standard, UL 4200A, applies only to household-type products requiring these batteries that are used in areas where children are normally present. The standard is intended to help reduce the risk of children removing button and coin cell batteries from a product and ingesting the batteries. These lithium batteries can cause serious injury and even death to a child, so keeping them securely within a toy or household item is a needed safety precaution. Incidents involving button battery deaths and severe injuries have been increasingly prevalent. The incidents most often involve children under 4 years old. Severe problems can arise when one becomes lodged in the digestive tract or elsewhere in the body. The electric current produced by the battery can ionize saliva, forming a corrosive alkaline that damages surrounding tissues. The strength of lithium batteries makes them a common choice to provide power in small-sized products. To help make their use safer, UL created the standard to help demonstrate that any product containing a button cell battery will maintain the battery inside the product during normal use. Products that contain a removable battery are required by UL 4200A to defined methods to prevent the battery from being liberated. The standard details performance tests, including abuse tests, geared to probe a product's potential for an accidental release of a battery. UL 4200A also addresses how the product should be marked, including warnings about the potential hazard and that batteries should be kept away from children. The standard contains the specific language describing the harm batteries can cause if swallowed and the need for immediate medical attention. UL 4200A is scheduled to take effect November 10, 2015.

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