The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is citing businesses with violations because their digital signs are operating at Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) levels not allowed under federal law and therefore interfering with the wireless spectrum. This interference can affect emergency response service as well as commercial wireless devices. These violations are usually a result of the digital signs not being in compliance with FCC regulations.
If not in compliance, the “unintentional” interference or noise from digital signs could potentially impact the operation of wireless devices in close proximity. If a digital sign is found to be in violation, the sign’s owner or manufacturer may have to pay a fine and, if the sign cannot be brought into compliance, it can no longer be used.ISA urges all sign, graphics and visual communications companies to comply with relevant federal law, including FCC regulations. Check out ISA's FCC FAQ page to better understand our industry’s compliance responsibilities under the law.