TITLE

Buzzing in your ears

AUTHOR(S)
TILLES, ALAN
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Urgent Communications;Sep2010, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the plan of FM Global to cut the maximum power outputs for land-mobile radios (LMR) to 0.5 watts for Class 1, Division 1 devices from three watts starting January 1, 2012 to designate them as intrinsically safe (IS) and receive insurance protection. It would apply to units purchased after December 31, 2010. Aside from firefighters, the author notes that it will affect areas where IS radio is used. He says that retaining the standard will force cities to redesign their LMR system and require distributed antenna systems in buildings.
ACCESSION #
53920868

 

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