Yes, the Sierra Wireless AirLink® GX-440 is RoHS Certified. The M2M modem is branded with an RoHS sticker on the modem, and USAT has a certificate of compliance on file from Sierra Wireless for the AirLink® GX-440 RoHS Certification (available on request). The certificate is a DECLARATION OF EUROPEAN UNION RoHS COMPLIANT PRODUCT, and that Sierra Wireless Inc certifies that the products identified below to be “”RoHS Compliant””:
Sierra Wireless AirLink® GX440 Modem
Restriction of Hazard Substances (or RoHS) compliant defines that the product conforms to the requirements of the European Union’s restriction on use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronics equipment’s directive,2002/95/EC (RoHS directive) which limits the content of the following elements:
- Lead (Pb)
- Mercury (Hg)
- Cadmium (Cd)
- Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)
Hexavalent chromium is used in primers, chrome coatings and chrome plating.
PBB and PBDE are used in plastics as flame retardants.
The RoHS directive is with respect to any homogenous components used in the product as shipped by Sierra Wireless, in its entirety.
The RoHS directive is vitally important for USAT’s clients in the European Union, global carrier partners such as Vodafone and AT&T, as well as North American enterprises with sales and offices in Europe. RoHS is also an environmental sustainability directive which USAT is proud that our suppliers, such as Sierra Wireless, support.