Equipment Evaluation

Contact Information

Jenny Ferren
Structural Dynamics & Product Assurance
(210) 522-2329

A one-stop engineering and evaluation organization for NEBS (Telcordia Network Equipment-Building System) compliance testing is available at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). All NEBS evaluations are performed on frame-level and shelf-level equipment, in one location. Additionally, clients can draw on the talents of SwRI's more than 2,600 employees and 9 technical divisions for help in just about any engineering or testing area imaginable. As an independent, nonprofit organization, SwRI strives to serve its clients and makes an ideal business partner for you!

NEBS Mission

To aid industry in providing highly reliable telecommunications service to the consumer so that continuous operation is assured during emergency calls for police, fire, and medical service, even in the geographical areas prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes.

Telecommunications Equipment Testing at SwRI

SwRI is a nonprofit research and development organization with decades of experience and extensive facilities to provide independent, comprehensive testing and engineering services to the telecommunications industry.

SwRI has performed physical environmental testing for more than 20 years for commercial industries and the military, meeting MIL-Specs and widely recognized standards, including:

  • IEEE
  • ANSI
  • ASTM
  • ISO

SwRI has also been designated as a Verizon ITL (Independent Test Lab). During the last decade, services have been provided to meet telecommunications standards and specifications such as:

  • Telecordia
  • ETSI
  • IEC
  • ISO
  • UL

SwRI Quality Systems

Quality systems are in place at SwRI to comply with:

  • ISO 9001: 2008
  • ISO ISO/IEC 17025
  • Nuclear requirements

Equipment used to perform testing activities is calibrated with traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and controlled to comply with MIL-STD-45662A, ISO/IEC 17025, and ANSI/NCSL Z540.

Test personnel are qualified and certified to perform activities complying with stringent nuclear and DOD/NASA quality assurance programs.

SwRI protects its third-party independent status to assure the highest respect and integrity.

To learn more about telecommunications capabilities at SwRI, visit our site at

Related Terminology

NEBS  •  Verizon ITL  •  telecommunications equipment testing  •  earthquake simulation  •  fire testing  •  fire evaluation  •  EMC evaluation electrical measurement  •  in situ measurement of acoustic intensity  •  environmental chambers  •  electro-dynamic shakers  •  OSHA  •  NRTL  •  Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory  •  environmental testing  •  IEEE  •  ANSI  •  ASTM  •  ISO  •  ETSI  •  FCC  •  UL  •  CE Mark

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.