OT: FCC prohibits device in the US

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From: Mike Yetsko (myetsko@insydesw.com)
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 04:10:28 CST


Anyone know anything about this??

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/12/04/heart.device.ap/index.html

It's being banned by the FCC due to a complaint. The concept sounds
good, except that the complaint alleges that the device just transmits
when it wants to, without checking that frequencies are clear. The
complaint from another medical company says the device is leading
to congested frequecies and interference.

I wonder what frequecy the device uses to begin with. It sounded like
it was a cell phone! And they built a device that doesn't arbitrate
correctly?

Actually, the FCC didn't ban it, they just prohibit new devices.


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