FCC stands for federal communication certification. The FCC certification is the most stringent authorization. This is required for products that are most likely to interfere with other equipment, signals, and emergency information. The FCC label or the FCC mark is a certification mark employed on electronic products manufactured or sold in the United States which certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission. All electronic products emit radiation, and hence FCC testing and certification marks ensure that the electromagnetic interference from a device is under the approved limit by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC label is found even on products sold outside the US territory, because they are either products manufactured in the US and had been exported, or they are also sold in the US. This makes the FCC label recognizable worldwide even to people to whom the name of the agency is not familiar. FCC certification is created to take control over all forms of telecommunications inside the US i.e. radio, television, Bluetooth, Digital cameras, and wireless devices. As long as the electronic device is tested to meet the standard set by FCC and FCC emission rules and regulations, approval is granted to them by FCC. This certification is given to reduce the level of radio frequency interference between electronic devices.
Electrical products that require authorization can be either intentional or unintentional radiators of radiofrequency energy. Intentional radiators are the devices that need to emit radio energy as a part of their operation. Commons types of intentional radiators include cellphones, garage door openers, wireless microphones, remote controls, and wireless gateways. While unintentional radiators are devices that radiate energies as an unintentional byproduct of their operations. Common types of unintentional radiators include personal computers (without wireless functionality), household appliances, radio receivers, toys, digital cameras, and printers.
Products that emit any type of radiofrequency energy must be tested and certified before being marketed or sold in the United States. Standards were created by the FCC for products that might contribute to electromagnetic interference to reduce the level of radiofrequency between electronic devices. Manufacturers planning to sell electronic equipment must ensure that their products will not electromagnetically interfere with other products nor cause risk to the public. Most electronic devices with the ability to oscillate above 9 kHz must get an FCC Certification. Without the proper FCC certification in place, the wireless product cannot be sold and marketed in the U.S. For an Indian manufacturer intending to sell products to the United States, conformity to the regulations of FCC is inevitable. For products that do not meet the FCC approval, the rights to sell can be denied.