Safety, environment, licensing

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10. Safety, environment, licensing

10.1. Frequency

The microwave link RAy10 has to be used in compliance with the license be issued by the radio regulatory authority with jurisdiction over the territory in which the equipment is being operated.

10.2. RoHS and WEEE compliance

This product is fully compliant with the European Parlament’s 2011/65/EU RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and 2012/19/EU WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) environmental directives.

   Restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS)

The RoHS Directive prohibits the sale in the European Union of electronic equipment containing these hazardous substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs).

End-of-life recycling programme (WEEE)

The WEEE Directive concerns the recovery, reuse, and recycling of electronic and electrical equipment. Under the Directive, used equipment must be marked, collected separately, and disposed of properly. RACOM has instigated a programme to manage the reuse, recycling, and recovery of waste in an environmentally safe manner using processes that comply with the WEEE Directive.

Battery Disposal

This product may contain a battery. Batteries must be disposed of properly, and may not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste in the European Union. See the product docu- mentation for specific battery information. Batteries are marked with a symbol, which may include lettering to indicate cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), or mercury (Hg). For proper recycling return the battery to your supplier or to a designated collection point.

10.3. Conditions of Liability for Defects and Instructions for Safe Operation of Equipment

Please read these safety instructions carefully before using the product:

  • Liability for defects does not apply to any product that has been used in a manner which conflicts with the instructions contained in this operator manual, or if the case in which the radio modem is located has been opened, or if the equipment has been tampered with.

  • The radio equipment can only be operated on frequencies stipulated by the body authorised by the radio operation administration in the respective country and cannot exceed the maximum permitted output power. RACOM is not responsible for products used in an unauthorised way.

  • Equipment mentioned in this operator manual may only be used in accordance with instructions contained in this manual. Error-free and safe operation of this equipment is only guaranteed if this equipment is transported, stored, operated and controlled in the proper manner. The same applies to equipment maintenance.

  • In order to prevent damage to the radio modem and other terminal equipment the supply must always be disconnected upon connecting or disconnecting the cable to the radio modem data interface. It is necessary to ensure that connected equipment has been grounded to the same potential.

  • Only undermentioned manufacturer is entitled to repair any devices.

  • Should the RAy unit be used with other than recommended accessories, Racom takes no responsibility for any malfunction caused by such accessories. Using unsuitable accessories (e.g.cable connectors) can result in a mechanical damage to RAy internal connectors, allow the penetration of water inside the unit, or reduce the efficiency of internal surge protection circuits.

10.4. Important Notifications

Sole owner of all rights to this operating manual is the company RACOM s. r. o. (further in this manual referred to under the abbreviated name RACOM). All rights reserved. Drawing written, printed or reproduced copies of this manual or records on various media or translation of any part of this manual to foreign languages (without written consent of the rights owner) is prohibited.

RACOM reserves the right to make changes in the technical specification or in this product function or to terminate production of this product or to terminate its service support without previous written notification of customers.

Conditions of use of this product software abide by the license mentioned below. The program spread by this license has been freed with the purpose to be useful, but without any specific guarantee. Under any circumstances the author or another company or person is not responsible for secondary, accidental or related damages resulting from application of this product.

The producer does not provide the user of any kind of guarantee containing assurance of suitability and usability for his application. Products are not developed, designed nor tested for utilization in devices directly affecting health and life functions of persons and animals, nor as a part of another important device, and does not provide of guarantees if the company product has been used in these aforementioned devices.

 

RACOM Open Software License

Version 1.0, November 2009
Copyright (c) 2001, RACOM s.r.o., Mírová 1283, Nové Město na Moravě, 592 31

Everyone can copy and spread word-for-word copies of this license, but any change is not permitted.

The program (binary version) is available for free on the contacts listed on http://www.racom.eu. This product contains open source or another software originating from third parties subject to GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU Library / Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and / or further author licences, declarations of responsibility exclusion and notifications. Exact terms of GPL, LGPL and some further licences is mentioned in source code packets (typically the files COPYING or LICENSE). You can obtain applicable machine-readable copies of source code of this software under GPL or LGPL licences on contacts listed on http://www.racom.eu. This product also includes software developed by the University of California, Berkeley and its contributors.

 

10.5. Product conformity

Declaration of conformity for RAy10–xA (10.3 - 10.6 GHz)

Fig. 10.1: Declaration of conformity for RAy10–xA (10.3 – 10.6 GHz)

Declaration of conformity for RAy10–xB (10.15 - 10.65 GHz)

Fig. 10.2: Declaration of conformity for RAy10–xB (10.15 – 10.65 GHz)

Product conformity

RACOM s. r. o. hereby declares that its RAy10 microwave bridge product complies with the basic requirements and other relevant provisions of directive 1999/5/EC. Therefore this equipment has the CE mark. The exclamation mark warning symbol identifies the equipment in as class 2 equipment, which is radio equipment with certain restrictions, or requirements on authorisation for use of the equipment in certain countries. In the EU this equipment can be operated according to recommendation CEPT/ERC/REC 12-05 E.

 

10.6. Warranty

RACOM-supplied parts or equipment (“equipment”) is covered by warranty for inherently faulty parts and workmanship for a warranty period as stated in the delivery documentation from the date of dispatch to the customer. The warranty does not cover custom modifications to software. During the warranty period RACOM shall, on its option, fit, repair or replace (“service”) faulty equipment, always provided that malfunction has occurred during normal use, not due to improper use, whether deliberate or accidental, such as attempted repair or modification by any unauthorised person; nor due to the action of abnormal or extreme environmental conditions such as overvoltage, liquid immersion or lightning strike.

Any equipment subject to repair under warranty must be returned by prepaid freight to RACOM direct. The serviced equipment shall be returned by RACOM to the customer by prepaid freight. If circumstances do not permit the equipment to be returned to RACOM, then the customer is liable and agrees to reimburse RACOM for expenses incurred by RACOM during servicing the equipment on site. When equipment does not qualify for servicing under warranty, RACOM shall charge the customer and be reimbursed for costs incurred for parts and labour at prevailing rates.

This warranty agreement represents the full extent of the warranty cover provided by RACOM to the customer, as an agreement freely entered into by both parties.

RACOM warrants the equipment to function as described, without guaranteeing it as befitting customer intent or purpose. Under no circumstances shall RACOM’s liability extend beyond the above, nor shall RACOM, its principals, servants or agents be liable for any consequential loss or damage caused directly or indirectly through the use, misuse, function or malfunction of the equipment, always subject to such statutory protection as may explicitly and unavoidably apply hereto.