UTStarcom UM100C User Manual

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4) Do not use this USB device while driving a car, since it can distract

driver’s driving. In some area, using the communication device while

driving a car is illegal.

6.5 Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)


Your wireless device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and

manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to radiofrequency

(RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission of the U.S.

Government. These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines and establish

permitted levels of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines are based

on standards that were developed by independent scientific organizations through

periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. The standards include a

substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless

of age and health.
The exposure standard for wireless mobile phones employs a unit of measurement

known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit set by the FCC is

1.6 W/kg. * Tests for SAR are conducted with the device transmitting at its highest

certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined

at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the device while

operating can be well below the maximum value. This is because the device is

designed to operate at multiple power levels so as to use only the power required

to reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless base station

antenna, the lower the power output. Before a device model is available for sale

to the public, it must be tested and certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the

limit established by the government adopted requirement for safe exposure. The

tests are performed in positions and locations (e.g., at the ear and worn on the

body) as required by the FCC for each model.

The highest SAR value for this model device when tested for use at the ear

is 1.01 W/Kg and when worn on the body, as described in this userguide,

is 0.741 W/Kg. (Body-worn measurements differ among phone models,

depending upon available accessories and FCC requirements). While

there may be differences between the SAR levels of various phones and

at various positions, they all meet the government requirement for safe

The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization for this model device

with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with the FCC RF

exposure guidelines. SAR information on this model device is on file with

the FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of http:// www.

fcc.gov/oet/fccid after searching on UM100.
Additional information on Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) can be found on

the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) website at