Soltec standardizes radio devices for tracker communication with double antenna and global application scope
Soltec was awarded with equipment certification for radio modules in tracker communications by the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Consistent with Soltec’s ongoing innovation in standard tracker features, this radio module was developed with double antenna compatible with the zero-gap SF7 tracker to assure appropriate line-of-sight antenna communications.
FCC regulates communications by radio, television, satellite, and cable in the United States. This commission is the American primary authority for communications law, regulation, and technological innovation.
The certification is compulsory in the United States for every device emitting radio waves and it certifies that Soltec’s tracker communications via radio are sent forth on the assigned frequency (2.4 GHz) and at the specified strength. The 2.4GHz frequency was chosen as it is available throughout the world, Soltec’s radio module is a global solution without special project activities.
FCC assigned Soltec with the ID number 2AOO8SOLBEE. By searching an FCC ID, anyone can find details on the operating frequency, photos of the device, user manual, and SAR reports on emissions.
To obtain this unique identifier for wireless devices sold in the U. S., manufacturers like Soltec must have the device evaluated by an independent lab to validate that it conforms to FCC standards. Tests were performed in three different spaces: a control chamber, a semi-anechoic chamber, and a chamber for conducted measurements; and were made in both horizontal and vertical planes of polarization.
The next steps to be taken by Soltec involve getting similar certifications in Australia, Brazil, and the European Union.