Introduction

Please read this safety policy concerning the use of a wireless router suitable for use in motorized vehicles ("Autonet") before operating Autonet. Retain this safety policy for your future reference.

Accessories

Use only accessories manufactured by Autonet, Inc. with Autonet. The use of any accessories not manufactured by Autonet, Inc. for use with Autonet may be dangerous.

Driving

Do not use Autonet when driving a motor vehicle because driving safely is your first responsibility and requires your full attention. If you find it necessary to use Autonet while driving a motor vehicle, please pull off the road and park in a safe place before using Autonet.

Vehicles equipped with airbags

An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT place objects, including Autonet, in the area adjacent to any air bag or in any air bag deployment area. If Autonet is improperly installed and an air bag inflates, serious injury could result.

Electronic devices

Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radio frequency (RF) signals. However, certain electronic equipment may not be shield against the RF signals from Autonet. You are responsible for any affects that your use of Autonet may have on electronic equipment.

In particular, consult the manufacturer of any motor vehicle in which you intend to use Autonet to determine if the electronic equipment in that vehicle is adequately shielded from the RF energy emitted by Autonet. You should also consult the manufacturer of any electronic equipment that you have added to that vehicle to ensure that it is adequately shielded from the RF energy emitted by Autonet. You are responsible for any affects that your use of Autonet may have on the electronic equipment in any vehicle in which it is operated.

Pacemakers

If you have a pacemaker, you should consult a physician or the manufacturer of your pacemaker if you have questions regarding the effect of RF signals on your pacemaker. If you have a pacemaker, ensure that you are using Autonet in accordance with the safety requirements for that particular pacemaker, which may include the following:

  • Always keep Autonet more than 20 cm (7 inches) from the pacemaker when Autonet is turned on;
  • Do not carry Autonet in any breast pocket; and
  • If you have any reason to believe that Autonet is interfering with the proper functioning of your pacemaker, turn Autonet off immediately.

Hearing Aids

Some digital wireless devices may interfere with the normal operations of some hearing aids. In case of such interference, consult your service provider or contact the manufacturer of your hearing aid to determine alternatives.

Medical devices

If you use any other personal medical devices, consult the manufacturer of that device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.

Medical Facilities

Turn Autonet off in hospitals and other health care facilities when any regulations posted in these facilities tell you to do so. Hospitals and other health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.

Posted Facilities

Turn Autonet off in any facility where posted notices so require.

Blasting Areas

To avoid interfering with any blasting operations, turn Autonet off when in any "blasting area" or in any area posted: "Turn off two-way radio." Obey all signs and instructions.

Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Turn Autonet off when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire and result in bodily injury or death.

Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include fueling areas, like a gasoline/petrol station, fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities; vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane and butane); areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or metal powders; and any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.

Power cord

  • Protect any power cord from being walked on or pinched, and such protection especially should be afforded at any plugs, receptacles, and the point where they exit from Autonet;
  • Unplug the power cord and charger during lighting storms to avoid electrical shock or fire;
  • Unplug the power cord prior to cleaning Autonet;
  • Keep the minimum required amount of space between the power cord and any heat sources;
  • Clean the power plug when it is dirty;
  • Do not bend, twist, pull, or heat the power cord because such actions may damage the power cord;
  • Do not use the power plug if it is loose as it may cause a fire or electric shock;
  • Wash hands after handling the power cord; and
  • To reduce the risk of damage to the cord or the plug, pull the plug instead of the cord when disconnecting from a receptacle.

Foreign Objects and Liquids

Never push objects of any kind into Autonet or any accessories because such insertion may cause parts to short out and result in a fire or electric shock. Do not use Autonet or any accessories near or in water or if wet. Never spill liquid of any kind on Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessories. Disconnect Autonet, any charging unit, and any accessories before cleaning them.

Stability

Do not place Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessories on any unstable surfaces. They may fall, thereby potentially causing serious injury to a person or animal, and/or serious damage to Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessories.

Care

Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners or solvents on or near Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessories. Clean Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessories only with a dry cloth. If you use harsh chemicals, like alcohol, benzene, or thinners, to clean Autonet, there is a risk of causing a fire.

Magnetic Items

Do not place items with magnetic components, like credit cards, phone cards, bank books, or subway tickets, near Autonet.

Extreme Temperatures

Never expose Autonet to excessively hot or cold temperatures because Autonet may malfunction or be damaged. Autonet and any accessories should be located away from any heat sources.

Storage

Store Autonet in a clean, dust-free environment when not in use. Store Autonet out of reach of small children and animals.

Service

Disconnect Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory and, if necessary, refer them to qualified service personnel if:

  • The power supply, plug, or connector to Autonet is damaged;
  • Liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory;
  • Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory has been exposed to rain or water;
  • Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory becomes very hot to the touch;
  • Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory has been dropped or damaged in any way;
  • Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory does not operate normally in accordance with the instructions contained in any guide provided by Autonet, Inc.; and
  • Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory exhibits a distinct change in performance.

All servicing of Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory should be undertaken only by qualified service personnel. Do not attempt to disassemble, modify, or repair Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory by you.

Adjustments

Adjust only those controls for Autonet that are discussed in the instructions contained in any guide provided by Autonet, Inc. An improper adjustment of other controls for Autonet may result in damages and may require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore Autonet, any charging unit, or any accessory, as the case may be.

Rough Treatment

Do not drop, strike or shake severely Autonet. Such actions may damage its internal circuit boards.

antenna Care

Only use any supplied integral antenna with Autonet. Unauthorized antenna modifications, or attachments could damage Autonet and may violate U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. No one should hold the antenna or let it come into contact with his or her body when Autonet is in use. Do not use Autonet if the antenna is damaged. If a damaged antenna touches skin, it may cause a slight burn.

Aircraft Safety

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration/FCC regulations prohibit using Autonet while in the air. Turn Autonet off before boarding any aircraft. The effect of the use of Autonet in the air is unknown. Such use may affect aircraft instrumentation, communication and performance, may disrupt the network, may otherwise be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, and may be illegal.

Local Laws

Drivers and their passengers are responsible for determining and complying with any local laws affecting the use of Autonet. You accordingly should familiarize yourself with any applicable laws in jurisdictions where you use Autonet. Always obey those laws.

Exposure to radio frequency signals

Autonet is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is turned on, it sends out and receives RF signals. Autonet complies with FCC guidelines respecting safe levels of RF exposure for handled wireless devices, which in turn are consistent with the following safety standards previously set by certain standards bodies:

  • ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1999, IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz;
  • National Counsel on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report 86, - 1986, Biological Effects and Exposure criterion for Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields; and
  • International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1988, Guidelines for limiting exposure to time-varying electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz).

To maintain compliance with FCC exposure guidelines, use only accessories supplied or approved by Autonet, Inc.

Specific absorption rate data

Autonet meets U.S. government requirements for exposure to radio waves. Autonet is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to RF energy set by the FCC. These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted levels of exposure to RF energy for the general population. These guidelines are based on standards that were developed by independent scientific organizations through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. The standards include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health.

FCC Compliance statement

FCC Class B Part 15

Autonet complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  • Autonet may not cause harmful interference; and
  • Autonet must accept any interference received, including interference that may be caused by undesired operation.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Autonet generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and may cause interference harmful to radio communications in a particular installation.