12.31.2013 12:17 PM
Rane, FCC Reach Detente
Pro audio and live sound device manufacturer to pay $61,500 to end equipment marketing investigation
WASHINGTON—The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau and Rane Corp. have reached an agreement that ends an investigation into how the company markets certain digital RF devices in the U.S.

As part of the consent decree, Rane will make a voluntary $61,500 payment to the U.S. Treasury and admits no guilt. In exchange, the FCC’s probe ends.

Rane manufactures and markets professional audio and live sound products like amplifiers, compressors, equalizers and mixers. The products involved are unintentional radiators subject to authorization prior to marketing, using either the commission’s equipment verification or declaration of conformity procedures.

In 2012, the agency asked Rane to answer questions about the manufacture, labeling and marketing of certain digital devices. The recent decision didn’t specify which devices were at issue.

In preparing its answers, Rane discovered that some of its digital devices were not labeled and that some user manuals were missing required consumer disclosure information.

As part of the agreement, Rane will designate a compliance officer who knows the commission’s equipment marketing rules. That person will establish procedures to make sure the company’s RF devices comply with the commission’s technical standards and that they are properly authorized and labeled. The company will submit compliance reports to the agency for the next 48 months.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology