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What does "accept interference" mean?
Authored by: gabester on Jan 07, '08 08:50:46PM

What is the point of FCC regulation and UL certification if devices are going to pump out signals that interfere with the operation of other devices? I have noticed this phenomenon as well with certain phones... even while driving in my car I've been had interference presumably coming from vehicles on the road play through my stereo while playing CDs!

It's quite annoying, but then maybe I am under the misconception that this is NOT supposed to be happening... at least, that's my interpretation of what the "devices must not interfere with and must accept interference from other devices" phrase that always accompanies any FCC licensed wireless device means.
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What does "accept interference" mean?
Authored by: 50leaves on Jan 07, '08 10:04:43PM

I agree, hopefully the next iphone will have this fixed.



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What does "accept interference" mean?
Authored by: ashevin on Jan 08, '08 04:46:36AM

The fault really lies with the speakers. The phone wouldn't work at all as a phone if it couldn't broadcast. The speakers should be properly shielded to only accept signals from the incoming cabling if they don't want interference from nearby electrical sources. Keep in mind that any electrical source outside the speakers may interfer with them.

Also, the FCC wording only means that the devices should not interfer with proper operation. Both the phone and the speakers are still operating properly even if one is affecting the other.



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What does "accept interference" mean?
Authored by: macevangelist on Jan 08, '08 05:50:28AM

Devices must not interfere in the sense of limiting each other's ability to communicate wirelessly. A baby phone must not interfere with a FM radio just like a cordless phone must not interfere with wireless headphones.

There's no wireless technology in loudspeakers so there is nothing that can be interfered with in the first place.



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