This section describes the different certifications of the Vodafone USB connect LPWA. This ensures that it meets the international and regional directives and regulations.
Markings on device housing
The figure below shows a draft version of the laser marking on the housing of the Vodafone USB connect LPWA.
As shown, the laser marking includes all certifications of the device.
Figure 1 : Laser Print Design
|IMEI||International Mobile Equipment Identity|
|IMSI||International mobile Subscriber Identity (from embedded SIM)|
|FCC||Federal Communications Commission: The United State's Federal Communication Commission's identifier for authorizing wireless devices for sale within the USA. |
|IC ||Industry Canada identifier: The wireless certification approval number for all devices sold within Canada|
|CE marking is a certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area|
The QR-code on the device is a bar code that contains following information IMEI, IMSI...
It uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, and kanji) to store data efficiently.
Table 1: Data Label
|Europe||3, 8, 20||CE-RED|
|US||2, 4, 5, 12, 13||FCC|
|Canada||2, 4, 5, 12, 13||ISED|
|Australia & New Zealand||3, 5, 5, 28||RCM|
The Vodafone USB connect LPWA includes the ability to configure the device in the following ways Mobile Network Operator Profile (AT+UMNOPROF), Radio Access Technology (AT+URAT) and LTE band selection (AT+UBANDMASK). As these configuration decisions are made, Exelonix reminds customers that the end device regulatory compliance shall be verified. In case the end device enables bands that are not within the country specific module approved configuration the customer will incur in additional measurements that were not covered by the product certification.
Safety (according to IEC 62368-1:2014)
The product manufactured by Exelonix GmbH is in compliance with IEC 62368-1:2014 (Safety Test Certificate)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following three conditions:
- This device may not cause harmful interference.
- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. No changes shall be made to the equipment without the manufacturer’s permission as this may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This device has been designed and complies with the safety requirements for portable RF exposure in accordance with FCC rule part 2.1093 and KDB 447498 D01.
- Changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Industry Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- This device may not cause interference;
- This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This device has been designed and complies with the safety requirement for RF exposure in accordance with RSS-102, issue 5 for portable conditions. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 and RSS-247.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- this device may not cause interference
- this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operaTon of the device.
Radio frequency (RF) Exposure Information
The radiated output power of the Wireless Device is below the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) radio frequency exposure limits.
The Wireless Device should be used in such a manner such that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
Este dispositivo cumple con las normas canadienses RSS para dispositivos exentos de licencia. Su funcionamiento está sujeto a dos condiciones:
- este dispositivo no deberá ocasionar interferencias,
- (2) este dispositivo deberá aceptar cualquier interferencia, incluso aquella que produzca un funcionamiento no deseado del mismo. Este dispositivo y su diseño cumplen con los requisitos para la exposición a RF según lo esTpulado en la RSS-102, número 5, para disposiTvos portáTles.
Cet appareil numérique de classe B est conforme aux normes canadiennes ICES-003 et RSS. Son fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas causer d'interférence
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, notamment les interférences qui peuvent affecter son fonctionnement.
Informations concernant l'exposltion aux fréquences radio (RF)
La puissance de sortie émise par l'appareil de sans fiI est inférieure à la limite d'exposition aux fréquences radio d’Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada (ISDE). Utilisez l'appareil de sans fil de façon à
minimiser les contacts humains lors du fonctionnement normal.
IP rating (Ingress protection rating)
The IP rating of Vodafone USB connect LPWA is IP40 (IP Test Report)
IP rating is defined in international standard EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60509:1989). It is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc) and moisture.
The product manufactured by Exelonix GmbH is in compliance with PTCRB.
PTCRB certification is based on standards developed by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and other standards-developing organizations (SDOs) recognized by the PTCRB. In some cases, PTCRB certification may accommodate North American standards and additional requirements from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) or any other government agency that may have jurisdiction and/or competence in the matter.
For further information you can visit this page : PTCRB Certification
The product manufactured by Exelonix GmbH is in compliance with the directive
2011/65/EU (including delegated directive 2015/863/EU) - restriction of the use of
Hazardous Substances in EEE (RoHS) of the European Parliament.
The products do not contain any of the following substances in more than the
following concentrations in any of the homogeneous materials:
- Cadmium (Cd) 0.01 % in weight
- Chromium VI (Cr6+) 0.1 % in weight
- Mercury (Hg) 0.1 % in weight
- Lead (Pb) 0.1 % in weight
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) 0.1 % in weight
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) 0.1 % in weight
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) 0.1 % in weight
- Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 0.1 % in weight
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 0.1 % in weight
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 0.1 % in weight*) with exemption Annex 7(c)-I:
The data provided are correct to the best of our knowledge.
Under the definition of the REACH regulations EC1907/2006, Exelonix GmbH is a producer of “articles”. REACH requires article suppliers to inform recipients if an article contains a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) in excess of 0.1% by weight. The EU announced on June 15th, 2019 an updated list of the candidate 197 SVHC chemicals. The list can be found at: http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/candidate_list_table_en.asp
In addition to changes made in Annex XVII fall within this list of SVHC: Per COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 276/2010 of 31 March 2010
Based on the material content certifications provided by Exelonix’s suppliers, none of these substances are present in the materials we use in our products, including packing and shipping materials. Therefore, Exelonix products do not contain any of these SVHC in excess of 0.1% by weight. Exelonix GmbH will continue to comply with REACH requirements and notify customers of any change in article content.
Exelonix GmbH fully endorses the environmental objectives of the WEEE. All electronic products must be collected and sent to approved operators for safe disposal of electronic equipment.
The WEEE Directive (2012|19|EU) aims to reduce the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment that ends up in landfill. Its primary purpose is the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and requires the re-use, recycling and recovery of such waste, to reduce its disposal to landfill or incineration. All electrical and electronic waste must be stored, collected, treated, recycled and disposed of separately from other waste. Therefore, if you are intending to discard these at the end of their useful life, please contact your local re-seller for disposal. Local authorities will also provide information on free disposal of electronic equipment.