DVS and RoHS
Since July 2006 the European directive on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) bans the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment. DVS therefore assigned an independent laboratory to run specific tests, resulting in an updating of all production components and elements to the new RoHS standards. The EC directive 2002/95/EG bars the following substances in the production process: cadmium, chromium VI (hexavalent chromium), lead, mercury, PBB (polybrominated biphenyl) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether). The directive aims at promoting lead-free soldering of components and at banning toxic flame retardants in cable production for the sake of alternative, environmental-friendly products. Moreover, single elements and the smallest components have to be free of the listed substances as well. All DVS products comply with the EC directive. The DI workststation CLIPSTER® as well as the digital disk recorders Pronto2K.2 and ProntoHD.2 are RoHS-conform. Neither the central storage unit DVS-SAN nor the OEM products Centaurus® , Centaurus II and SD-StationOEM II contain any of the banned substances. After some detailed checks, control and test procedures DVS was able to integrate RoHS-compliant components in its production process.