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EU Directives 1999/5/EC & 93/42/ECC - Compliance Information for the Cisco Aironet 1260 series & Cisco Aironet 3500 series IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN products
This document contains compliance information for the Cisco AIR-(L)AP1260 Series & Cisco AIR-CAP3500 Series Access Points that is relevant to the European Union and other countries that have implemented the EU Directive 1999/5/EC and/or EU Directive 93/42/EC.
This document contains these sections:
The information in this document is applicable to the Cisco Aironet 1260 series and Cisco Aironet 3500 series wireless LAN products that currently include the following products:
2.4 & 5 GHz:
2.4 & 5 GHz:
The equipment operates in the 2400- to 2483.5-MHz frequency range, and depending on the product configuration, also in the 5150- to 5350-MHz and 5470- to 5725-MHz frequency range.
National regulations may require that operations be limited to portions of the frequency ranges identified above and/or at reduced power levels. See the "National Restrictions" section on page 5 for complete details
Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the EU Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive)
This declaration is only valid for configurations (combinations of software, firmware and hardware) provided and/or supported by Cisco Systems for use within the EU. The use of software or firmware not supported/provided by Cisco Systems may result that the equipment is no longer compliant with the regulatory requirements.
Note The full declaration of conformity for this product can be found in the Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information section of the appropriate product hardware installation guide, which is available on Cisco.com. See the "Obtaining Documentation, Support, and Security Guidelines" section for instructions for downloading these documents.
The following standards were applied during the assessment of the product against the requirements of the Directive 1999/5/EC:
•Radio: EN 301.893 and EN 300 328
•EMC: EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17
•Safety: EN 60950 and EN 50385
This device also conforms to the EMC requirements of the Medical Directive 93/42/EEC and as contained in EN 60601-1-2: 2001.
For the Cisco AIR-(L)AP1260 Series & Cisco AIR-CAP3500 Series Access Points, the following CE mark and Class-2 identifier are affixed to the equipment and its packaging:
Within the EU as well as within the majority of the other European Countries, the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands have been made available for the use of wireless LANs. Table 1 provides an overview of the regulatory requirements in general applicable for the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands.
Later in this section you will find an overview of countries in which additional restrictions or requirements or both are applicable.
The requirements for any country may evolve. Cisco recommends that you check with the local authorities for the latest status of their national regulations for both the 2.4- and 5-GHz wireless LANs.
Table 1 Overview of Regulatory Requirements for Wireless LANs
Frequency Band (MHz) Max Power Level
(EIRP) 1 (mW)
Indoor ONLY Indoor and Outdoor
1 Effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP).
2 The AIR-AP1261N-E-K9, AIR-LAP1261N-E-K9, AIR-CAP3501I-E-K9 and AIR-CAP3501E-E-K9 operate only in
2400 - 2483,5 MHz band.
2 The following sections identify countries having additional requirements or restrictions than those listed in Table 1.
In Denmark, the band 5150 - 5350 MHz is also allowed for outdoor usage.
I Danmark må frekvensbåndet 5150 - 5350 også anvendes udendørs.
For 2.4 GHz, the output power is restricted to 10 mW EIRP when the product is used outdoors in the band 2454 - 2483.5 MHz. There are no restrictions when used indoors or in other parts of the 2.4 GHz band. Check http://www.arcep.fr/ for more details.
Pour la bande 2.4 GHz, la puissance est limitée à 10 mW en p.i.r.e. pour les équipements utilisés en extérieur dans la bande 2454 - 2483.5 MHz. Il n'y a pas de restrictions pour des utilisations en intérieur ou dans d'autres parties de la bande 2.4 GHz. Consultez http://www.arcep.fr/ pour de plus amples détails.
This product meets the National Radio Interface and the requirements specified in the National Frequency Allocation Table for Italy. Unless this wireless LAN product is operating within the boundaries of the owner's property, its use requires a "general authorization." Please check http://www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.it/ for more details.
Questo prodotto è conforme alla specifiche di Interfaccia Radio Nazionali e rispetta il Piano Nazionale di ripartizione delle frequenze in Italia. Se non viene installato all 'interno del proprio fondo, l'utilizzo di prodotti Wireless LAN richiede una "Autorizzazione Generale". Consultare http://www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.it/ per maggiori dettagli.
The outdoor usage of the 2.4 GHz band requires an authorization from the Electronic Communications Office. Please check http://www.esd.lv for more details.
2.4 GHz frekvenèu joslas izmantoðanai ârpus telpâm nepiecieðama atïauja no Elektronisko sakaru direkcijas. Vairâk informâcijas: http://www.esd.lv.
Note Although Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not EU member states, the EU Directive 1999/5/EC has also been implemented in those countries.
The AIR-(L)AP1261N-E-K9, AIR-(L)AP1262N-E-K9, AIR-CAP3501I-E-K9, AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9 and the AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9 Wireless LAN products have integrated antennas which can not be removed or which are not user accessible.
The AIR-CAP3501E-E-K9 and the AIR-CAP3502E-E-K9 are equipped with antenna connectors for the use of (external) dedicated antennas. See tables 2 to 4 below for the applicable maximum conducted power settings for each of the antennas.
Table 2 Dedicated (external) 2.4 GHz Antennas & Maximum Allowed Conducted Power Settings
1. The antenna gain mentioned does not include the cable loss. For all combinations, the total of power level, antenna gain
and cable loss is equal to or below 20 dBm (eirp).
2. In France, when used outdoors within the band 2454 - 2483,5 MHz, the power setting shall be further reduced with 10 dB to limit the overall eirp to 10 dBm (10 mW).
Table 3 Dedicated (external) 5 GHz Antennas & Maximum Allowed Conducted Power Settings
1. Outdoor operation is not allowed within 5150 - 5350 MHz.
Table 4 Dedicated (external) Dual Band Antennas & Maximum Allowed Conducted Power Settings
Antenna P/N Antenna Gain
5 GHz (dBi)
Maximum Power Setting for (dBm) Antenna Name 2.4 GHz Indoors
MIMO 6-Element Dual Band Omni
1. Outdoor operation is not allowed within 5150 - 5350 MHz.
The operating frequency in a Wireless LAN is determined by the access point. As such, it is important that the access point is correctly configured to meet the local regulations. See the "National Restrictions" section for the country specific operating frequency ranges.
These documents provide information about the controllers and access points:
•Cisco WLAN Controller Web Interface User Guide-describes the Web user interface that is built into each Cisco Wireless LAN Controller.
•Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Installation and Configuration Guide-describes installation, configuration, and logging into Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.
•Cisco Aironet 1260 Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide-describes the access point's hardware installation and specifications.
•Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Point-provides a product overview and basic instructions for getting a 3500 series access point connected to a wireless LAN.
Note If you still have questions regarding the compliance of these products or you can not find the information you are looking for, please send an email request to Cisco at email@example.com
Obtaining Documentation, Support, and Security Guidelines
Follow these steps to obtain any of the online documents mentioned in this document.
Step 1 Browse to this URL on Cisco.com:
Step 2 For access point documents, click the All Products tab and select Access Points.
Step 3 For Cisco Wireless LAN Controller documents, click the All Products tab and select Controllers.
Step 4 For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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