Radiofrequency (RF) fields are electric, magnetic or electromagnetic fields in the radio spectrum which range from 3 Hz to 3000 GHz. Radiation in this range can also be referred to as Non-ionizing radiation (NIR).
The term RF (Radiation) Safety Compliance refers to compliance (of antennas emitting radio frequency waves) in accordance to various rf exposure guidelines. Of these guidelines, the most widely accepted in industry are set and maintained by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The ICNIRP guidelines specify which levels of exposure are safe for humans to operate in and are referred to by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
These guidelines propose field exposure limits as well as control measures to ensure that no member of the public or worker on site is exposed to radio frequency fields higher than those stipulated by the guidelines. IXUS can be customized to use any of the guidelines.
Identifying non-compliant regions or zones.
Implementing reasonable and practicable engineering or administrative control measures for identified non-compliance zones.
Monitoring and documenting the above steps rigorously.
Compliance in any network is a process more than a state. This is because of the vast number of base station installations as well as the rapid rollout of new technology. The administrative burden of managing compliance for each base station in a large network can be considerable.
IXUS makes it easy to design, document and manage EMF compliance for a whole network.