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RE: Operations: where are you going to sit?
Dan- Semi-truth. Older equipment, poorly shielded equipment, and highly-sensitive equipment can /sometimes/ be interfered with by higher-powered RF transmitters. You'll see this sort of policy in hospitals, microchip fab plants, and -some- datacenters (among others). A blanket policy is better than having to tell people exactly what type of RF devices are banned (above a certain ERP wattage, modulation types, etc). -J On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Daniel L. Golding wrote: > > I have worked in data centers where cell phones, FM radios, Nextel phones, > etc. were banned. The theory was that the radios could somehow interfere > with the equipment. This never made much sense to me. Are restrictions > such as this common? Anyone have any thoughts on if this is rooted in > truth or falacy? It's very hard to work on some type of network problems, > where you have to console in, while using someone standing outside a data > center as a "talker". > > - Dan Golding Jason A. Mills [email protected] "We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call, no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked inside it." -- Tennessee Williams