Pepperl+Fuchs’ receives FCC approval on RFID read heads

Jan. 25, 2008

Twinsburg, Ohio – Pepperl+Fuchs has received FCC (Federal Communications Commission) approval on 10 new RFID read heads. All of Pepperl+Fuchs IDENT RFID products that operate at frequencies of 125 kHz, 250 kHz and 13.56 MHz and that intentionally radiate an electromagnetic field are FCC approved to satisfy the radiated emissions limits per FCC CFR 47: 2004, Part 15, Subpart B, Class A.

“An increasing number of companies are requiring FCC approval for all products installed in their facility, as products such as WiFi LAN connection equipment, industrial PCs, industrial monitors and ID Systems must work together simultaneously, and without electromagnetic or radio frequency interference,” says Tim Cicerchi, RFID product manager for Pepperl+Fuchs. “Though such approval does not guarantee compatibility between products, or that two products won't interfere with each other, it is the first step in keeping unapproved products and potential electrical noise generators out of one’s facility.”