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Monster Cable, FCC Settle Probe into iCarPlay Wireless

Case involved wireless FM mods

Monster Cable Products and the Federal Communications Commission have reached agreement, settling a probe into whether wireless FM modulators made for Monster and marketed in the United States comply with Parts 2 and 15 of commission rules.

The investigation that began in 2007 centered on the Monster iCarPlay Wireless, a series of wireless FM modulators that allow users to play MP3 players through their car radio on an unused FM frequency.

The decision doesn’t say how the probe began or specifically why the company was being investigated, other than to reiterate that RF devices, including wireless FM modulators, must comply with the FCC’s technical standards and labeling requirements before they are imported or marketed in this country.

“To avoid further expenditure of public resources,” states the FCC in the decision, Monster and the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau entered into a Consent Decree that ends the investigation and doesn’t find fault with the company.

Monster will make a voluntary contribution to the U.S. Treasury of $12,500 and develop a certification compliance plan and file periodic compliance reports with the commission.