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A new Apple network adapter for a mysterious IOT project

A new Apple network adapter for a mysterious IOT project

Apple requested the compliance procedure for the use of a mysterious low-power network device, a request made to Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Communications Commission, in other words the U.S. government agency in charge of all uses of the radio spectrum (including radio and television broadcasts).

In communication, Apple explains that the device is intended for internal use only. In the presentation of the application, found during a routine update of the FCC database, reference is made to a Wi-Fi transmitter with low consumption and operating below 1 GHz. In practical terms – he explains AppleInsider – this probably means the use of the 802.11ah protocol used for applications in the Internet of Things (IOT).

Various details attached to the presentation are concealed by "confidentiality agreements" but an approval label reveals the code name of the device, "Meerkat"And its model number," A2282 ". The code name in question and the model number are not associated with any existing Apple product.

Apple has requested regulatory authorities to comply with a network adapter

Since the device in question linked to the FCC compliance class A, it is likely that it is a proprietary network adapter to be exploited in the factories, in the offices of Apple or the Apple Stores, and not a product intended for users. In addition, the documents sent to the FCC state that the device's purpose is to "optimize the recognition or addition of a trusted device for security purposes".

Taking this information into account, the device in question seems to be some sort of accessory for the IOT or an authentication system that Apple intends to exploit internally in its offices and offices. Like consumer products, even for devices of this essential type, obtain authorizations when they use the radio spectrum, with essential requirements that take into account the electromagnetic compatibility between the equipment and an effective use of the spectrum that avoids interference at the same time.