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Regulatory Statements

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This document contains statements that are required for compliance with the rules and policies of various national and international regulatory agencies. Please note that, depending on the exact product in question, one or more of these statements may or may not be applicable.

FCC Part 15 Regulation

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

FCC Part 68 Statement

General Requirements For All Equipment:

  1. This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the back cover of this equipment is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN) for this equipment. If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.
  2. A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant. See installation instructions for details.
  3. The REN is used to determine the number of devices that may be connected to a telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most but not all areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
  4. If this equipment (analog modem) causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance notice isn’t practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible. Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is necessary.
  5. The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations or procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain uninterrupted service.
  6. If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or warranty information, please contact Western Telematic, Inc. at 1-800-854-7226. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
  7. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information.
  8. If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm equipment. If you have questions about what will disable alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer.

EMC and Safety Directive Compliance

The CE mark is affixed to this product to confirm compliance with the following European Community Directives:

  • Council Directive 2014/30/EU of 26 February 2014 on the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility;

  • Council Directive 2014/35/EC of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.

International Modem Restrictions

Some dialing and answering defaults and restrictions may vary for international modems. Changing settings may cause a modem to become non-compliant with national telecom requirements in specific countries. Also note that some software packages may have features or lack restrictions that my cause the modem to become non-compliant.

Industry Canada

This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

This product meets the applicable Industry Canada technical specifications.

The Ringer Equivalence Number is an indication of the maximum number of devices allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the requirement that the sum of the RENs of all the devices does not exceed five.

EMC Requirements for Industry Canada

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement Canadien sur le matériel bouilleur.

Telecom Safety Warning

  1. Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
  2. Never install a telephone jack in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.
  3. This product is to be used with UL and cUL listed computers.
  4. Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.
  5. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
  6. Avoid using a telephone during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
  7. Do not use a telephone in the vicinity of a gas leak.
  8. To reduce the risk of fire, use only 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord.
  9. This product must be disconnected from its power source and telephone network interface when servicing.