related to RFID? Re: [LINK] Fwd: MR122-2006: ACMA commissions independent review of government spectrum holdings

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at
Thu Oct 26 14:38:24 AEST 2006

Geoff Ramadan wrote:
> I had found out that IBM had accidentally used RFID readers based on US 
> transmission frequencies (915Mhz) instead of the Australian Compliant 
> frequency range:
> i.e
> 1W EIRP 918-926Mhz
> 4W EIRP 920-926MHz
> Also some devices are software configurable, and they may have 
> inadvertently changed the settings (eg. via reset) etc.

In our heightened state of alert, it seems surprisingly easy to disrupt 

I presume there is some stiff penalty for this or were they given all 
the approvals....

>> OCTOBER 17, 2006
>> IBM was forced to pull the plug on an RFID demonstration at this 
>> year's Australian Tennis Open after the radio technology blocked 
>> signals from a nearby Vodafone mobile phone tower.
>> <,7204,20592544%5E15306%5E%5Enbv%5E,00.html> 

Marghanita da Cruz
Ramin Communications
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