Communications equipment maker Proxim became the latest company to sell high-powered Wi-Fi networks that travel long distances, essentially providing buyers with an "ISP in a box," the company's Chief Executive, Jonathan Zakin, said this week.
These versions of wireless networks using the Wi-Fi, or 802.11b, standard create a wireless zone of up to 12 miles long, far beyond the usual 300-foot-radius range that Wi-Fi typically achieves, Zakin said.
Source: Network World Fusion
The Office of the Secretary of Defense has issued a memorandum that prohibits the use of many types of wireless technologies in the Pentagon and much of the Army, Navy and Air Force until the military has developed a wireless security strategy, which it expects to do with assistance from the National Security Agency.
Source: The Register UK
Silence the band and dim the lights, please: the ITU (International Telecommication Union) has published its annual global survey into which country is the most wired for mobile data.
Hong Kong and Denmark come out as winners, but Dan Gillmor, who travels a lot, in his SJ Mercury log asks how they arrived at this conclusion.
Nokia and Contra Publishing today announced the launch of see what
I'm talking about?, a book exploring how multimedia messaging (MMS)
is changing the way in which we communicate. Four design students at
the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London were given a sneak preview of the MMS future, by trying out the Nokia 7650 imaging phone several weeks before its commercial launch. They
created an MMS community in Europe and documented their experience in
a new book.