The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a U.S. government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
This is the FCC headquarters in Washington – where 1,700 people show up for work every day.
We hope the FCC employees are getting a lot of love at home because they receive a lot of hate at work. In a typical year the FCC gets about 450,000 complaints.
Since January 1, 2017, the FCC has received over 10 million negative comments on its plan to regulate the internet – allowing service providers to choke off band-width to low-paying customers and build a fast, smooth highway for premium customers.
The FCC has many divisions. One of those divisions is responsible for monitoring Radio Frequency (RF) interference. All equipment that emits (RF) energy must be authorized by the FCC prior to being sold in the United States,
On August 9, 2017 Patriot One (PAT.V) announced that its concealed weapons detection system has met the FCC and Industry Canada (IC) regulatory requirements, verified by an accredited 3rd party laboratory.
We are not suggesting that PAT shareholders should party ’til dawn. The FCC news is a bit like getting a positive endorsement from your mother-in-law. You know that it’s required. You modified your behaviour to get it. When you succeed, you’re numb with relief – because the consequence of not getting it – is a deal killer.
“Many companies have found meeting FCC and IC requirements to be a daunting challenge,” stated Patriot One Technologies CTO Dinesh Kandanchatha. “Today, we are one step closer to delivering a certified mass-market version of the PATSCAN CMR in the USA and Canada.”
Patriot One is currently focused on selling hardware to houses of worship, academic institutions, casinos, hotel properties, government agencies and other locations at risk of terrorist attack or random gun violence. Orders have been received from four continents, and new territories are opening as reseller influence grows.
“Now that the hardware development is finalized for certification, we are proceeding with software optimisation,” stated Kandanchatha. “Our projected manufacturing run for 2017 is fully committed, and we are already booking sales into 2018.”
Patriot One’s technology is “Designed for cost-effective deployment in weapon-restricted buildings and facilities. The hardware can be installed in hallways and doorways to covertly identify weapons and to alert security of an active threat entering the premises.”
Patriot One has been issued “provisional identifiers’ which encompass electrical and mechanical certification. The verified data from the lab will now be sent to Industry Canada and FCC to be rubber stamped for final approval.
FCC and IC certification is important for four reasons.
- Creates a pathway to mass commercialization in North America.
- Sets precedent for approvals in Europe.
- Sets precedent for approvals in Asia
- Assists global resellers to meet certification requirements.
The Company’s motto Deter, Detect and Defend is based on the belief that widespread use of its technology will reduce the opportunities for active shooters across the globe.
Universities, banks and schools are natural locations for discreet weapons-detection technology. It is not practical to bodily search hundreds of students or customers a day.
The PAT technology has the ability to scan in tight or wide spaces.
On June 13, 2017 Patriot One reported confirmed sales commitments of $2.7 million.
Deals have been signed in Canada, the US, the UK, and South Africa. In Q4, 2017 shipments to end-user installations will begin. Patriot One has a scalable manufacturing process.
“We have been working diligently towards FCC and IC certification,” confirmed Patriot One CEO Martin Cronin Patriot, “We are determined to continue to build shareholder value and earn capital market support vital to Patriot One’s ongoing development efforts and our mission to make the world a safer place.”
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