iPod transmitter

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by IRO, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. IRO

    IRO Guest

    The popular FM transmitter for Apple's iPod has hit a snag in the UK. To
    quote:

    > UK outlaws iPod FM device
    >
    > By Macworld staff
    >
    > Use of Griffin Technology's iTrip device has been prohibited by the UK
    > authorities, reports AM Micro.
    >
    > AM Micro distributes Griffin's products in the UK. It employed a specialist
    > legal team to try to clarify the legal position for iTrip.
    >
    > iTrip is an FM transmitter for Apple's iPod. It transmits music from the MP3
    > player on the FM wavelength, which can then be picked up by a (car) radio.
    >
    > Now UK law-makers have declared that the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 forbids
    > the installation or use of radio equipment in the UK unless a license has
    > been granted by the Secretary of State, or a licensing exemption applies.
    > Attempts to gain such permission for iTrip have failed.
    >
    > "Use of the iTrip in the UK constitutes an offence and can lead to
    > prosecution of the user, dealer and seizure of all iTrips in the UK," writes
    > AM Micro managing director Steve Hawkins. "We believe we have an obligation
    > to protect our dealers and their customers," he said.


    Anyone know what the situation is in NZ?

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    IRO, Jul 31, 2003
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  2. On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 08:52:48 +1200, IRO wrote:

    > The popular FM transmitter for Apple's iPod has hit a snag in the UK. To
    > quote:


    {snip]

    > Anyone know what the situation is in NZ?


    As long as the ipod stays on the legal sub 1W transmission ranges (88-89
    and 107-108 MHZ IIRC), then it's legal. Those ranges are unlicensed.
     
    Uncle StoatWarbler, Aug 1, 2003
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  3. "Uncle StoatWarbler" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 08:52:48 +1200, IRO wrote:
    >
    > > The popular FM transmitter for Apple's iPod has hit a snag in the UK. To
    > > quote:

    >
    > {snip]
    >
    > > Anyone know what the situation is in NZ?

    >
    > As long as the ipod stays on the legal sub 1W transmission ranges (88-89
    > and 107-108 MHZ IIRC), then it's legal. Those ranges are unlicensed.
    >


    Just came back from the Tech Pacific Roadshow (Queen's Wharf) and saw a
    Belkin iPaq transmitter there. Very cool stuff.

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    Mauricio Freitas
    mobility, wireless, handhelds: http://www.geekzone.co.nz or
    http://www.bluetoothguide.com
     
    Mauricio Freitas, Aug 1, 2003
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  4. IRO

    Red Ribbon Guest

    got a link to the ipaq transmitter ??


    "Mauricio Freitas" <> wrote in message
    news:bgcpc5$18hc$...
    > "Uncle StoatWarbler" <> wrote in message
    > news:p...
    > > On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 08:52:48 +1200, IRO wrote:
    > >
    > > > The popular FM transmitter for Apple's iPod has hit a snag in the UK.

    To
    > > > quote:

    > >
    > > {snip]
    > >
    > > > Anyone know what the situation is in NZ?

    > >
    > > As long as the ipod stays on the legal sub 1W transmission ranges (88-89
    > > and 107-108 MHZ IIRC), then it's legal. Those ranges are unlicensed.
    > >

    >
    > Just came back from the Tech Pacific Roadshow (Queen's Wharf) and saw a
    > Belkin iPaq transmitter there. Very cool stuff.
    >
    > --
    > Mauricio Freitas
    > mobility, wireless, handhelds: http://www.geekzone.co.nz or
    > http://www.bluetoothguide.com
    >
    >
    >
     
    Red Ribbon, Aug 1, 2003
    #4
  5. It's an ipod transmitter, not ipaq...
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=140984

    --
    Mauricio Freitas
    Handhelds, mobile: http://www.geekzone.co.nz or
    http://www.bluetoothguide.com
    Bluetooth guides: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=449


    "Red Ribbon" <> wrote in message
    news:YAnWa.8619$...
    > got a link to the ipaq transmitter ??
    >
    >
    > "Mauricio Freitas" <> wrote in message
    > news:bgcpc5$18hc$...
    > > "Uncle StoatWarbler" <> wrote in message
    > > news:p...
    > > > On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 08:52:48 +1200, IRO wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > The popular FM transmitter for Apple's iPod has hit a snag in the

    UK.
    > To
    > > > > quote:
    > > >
    > > > {snip]
    > > >
    > > > > Anyone know what the situation is in NZ?
    > > >
    > > > As long as the ipod stays on the legal sub 1W transmission ranges

    (88-89
    > > > and 107-108 MHZ IIRC), then it's legal. Those ranges are unlicensed.
    > > >

    > >
    > > Just came back from the Tech Pacific Roadshow (Queen's Wharf) and saw a
    > > Belkin iPaq transmitter there. Very cool stuff.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Mauricio Freitas
    > > mobility, wireless, handhelds: http://www.geekzone.co.nz or
    > > http://www.bluetoothguide.com
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Mauricio Freitas, Aug 1, 2003
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  6. IRO

    Bruce Hoult Guest

    Bruce Hoult, Aug 1, 2003
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