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Connecting Automobiles via Wi-Fi and Cellular Radio Frequencies Provides Endless Benefits

By Amy Jones | September 5, 2015

The benefits of cars with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity reach beyond function and convenience as the consumer demand facilitates automakers to provide a vehicle with technology that keeps on rolling. With more connectivity in vehicles comes an increasing need for the networks to support these demands. Smartphones have extended the massive technological advances in recent times, but have also pushed…

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Point Roberts Washington Continues Their Fight Against AM Radio Broadcast Towers

By Amy Jones | September 4, 2015

A plan from BBC Broadcasting Inc. to build five 150 ft. AM radio towers in Point Roberts, Washington have encountered more opposition than intended and have now turned into a major legal battle in U.S. courts. With the proposed five 150 foot towers the potential health impacts, blanketing interference, and impacts on the environment and wildlife, the neighboring communities have…

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June 13, 2016: EU Directive 2014/53/EU Covering Radio & Telecom Equipment Takes Effect

By Amy Jones | September 3, 2015

Directive 2014/53/EU covers radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE). Including active implantable medical devices and some medical devices. Other examples of devices that fall into this new directive are mobile communications equipment such as cellular telephones, citizens band (CB) radio, broadcast transmitters, car door openers, and maritime radars. The Commission of the European Union (EU) has a new directive…

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Computers Physically Isolated From Public Network’s Can Still Be Hacked By Cell Phones

By Amy Jones | September 1, 2015

Air-gapped computers are isolated from public networks, physically and technically, to prevent hacking over the internet, but if the computers are not enclosed in Faraday Rooms to block RF emissions, they may not be safe enough. Basic Security measures such as restricting the use of cell phones, limiting cell phone capabilities like cameras, video, and Wi-Fi features, may not be…

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Industry Canada Releases 2 New Online Forms To Provide Efficient Information Exchange

By Amy Jones | August 31, 2015

I.C. would like to encourage the use of these web forms to not only facilitate organization but to help Industry Canada prioritize industry updates to standards and procedures, and inventory industry concerns. Industry Canada releases two new web forms for Test Labs / Certification Bodies, Representatives, Manufacturers, users & others to seek changes to regulatory standards and submit general inquiries.…

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Safety Commission Reports Ikea Recalls Children’s Nightlight For Electrical Shock Hazard

By Amy Jones | August 22, 2015

About 442,000 nightlights intended for children were recalled by Swedish retailer Ikea. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that Ikea would be taking all of their Patrull nightlights off the market to prevent further injuries. A child attempting to remove a nightlight out of an electrical outlet got an electrical shock and suffered a minor injury on their hand. The…

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Wireless Robotic Lawn Mower (RLM) System: iRobot Request For Waiver Granted By FCC

By Amy Jones | August 14, 2015

A battery operated self-propelled lawn mower uses multiple, portable beacons, strategically placed on a lawn to map the designated mowing area. The beacons send transmissions to the RLM system, defining what boundaries the mower operates within. A petition was granted by the FCC waiving its rules, permitting the iRobot Corporation to deploy their wirelessly operated robotic lawn mower (RLM) system.…

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“WATCH” Utilizes The UHF Spectrum Unused By Un-watched TV Broadcasting’s For Data Transfer

By Amy Jones | August 6, 2015

Rice University researchers built “WATCH”, Wi-Fi in Active TV Channels, the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over active TV broadcasts using the UHF spectrum. While using WARP, the wireless open-access research platform, they were able to test WATCH at the Rice University Campus in 2014 with an FCC approval. As the popularity of Internet TV, satellite and cable…

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MoM-EFIE Method Introduced for EMI Testing In Complex Cavities: Aircraft Environments

By Amy Jones | July 29, 2015

Creating standard methods to measure the Electromagnetic Interference on an aircraft’s environment has been compounded by the constant feed of improved personal electronic devices (PED’s) and the demand of aircraft passengers to fly with communication services similar to office-like conditions. As the complexity of communication services that meets the needs of this business and social demand surges, the obligation of…

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