white space device

white space device

Any fixed or mobile device that uses the frequencies in the unused white spaces bands. See TV white spaces.
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If it detects no emission above this threshold in a channel, the white space device (WSD) is allowed to transmit; otherwise the WSD keeps silent or looks into other channels.
The FCC also approved its first white space device, the Koos Technical Services (KTS) Agility White Space Radio, near the end of 2011; shortly thereafter, it approved another white space device from Adaptrum.
dagger]) White space device is an FCC-certified wireless device that can be used in the RF spectrum below 700 MHz.
The commission plans to devote one UHF band in each market for use by white space devices and wireless mics.
TV white space devices can exploit this fact to use the vacant channels without displacing any signals because they are limited to lower power levels than the potential spillovers that nearby TV stations would have generated.
The FCC said it will "closely oversee and monitor the introduction of TV white space devices," although that might mean so much red tape that they never come to market.
Comments are due to the FCC in September on proposed changes to agency rules relating to preserving one vacant channel in the TV UHF band for use by white space devices and wireless mics.