Published on 31 August, 2006
Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - has announced that its entire CCTV product range is fully compliant with the stringent requirements of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC (also known as lead-free).
This Directive, which came into force on 1 July, 2006, was developed under the auspices of the European Union and restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The substances which fall under the scope of RoHS are: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Commented Andrew Finn, Managing Director at Dedicated Micros: "We are pleased to report our compliance with such a significant environmental measure. This is the end result of a major 18 month programme at DM to refine the design and manufacture of our products in light of RoHS."
"In terms of the impact on customers, I would like to reassure them that they are still free to sell products from their existing inventory - sourced prior to the implementation date - as the Directive is aimed at preventing the manufacture of non-compliant products after 1 July, 2006."
Moving forward, Dedicated Micros products can be broken down into four categories with respect to the RoHS Directive: EOL (End of Life) - covering goods manufactured before 1 July, 2006; Exempt - for products exempt under category 9 of the Directive or not covered by it; RoHS-N - goods for sale in Non-EU countries only and RoHS-Y - products which are fully compliant with the Directive.
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