Sar information – UTStarcom Handset User Manual

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SAR Information




Your wireless phone 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
phone 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 phone while operating can be well
below the maximum value. This is because the phone 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 phone 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 phone when tested for use at the ear is 1.37 W/Kg and when worn
on the body, as described in this user guide, is 0.777 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 exposure.

The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization for this model phone