The Navy this month will begin the final tests of a wireless shipboard network that service brass expect will lead to the use of such LANs across the fleet.
The service outfitted a new destroyer, the USS Howard, with a wireless LAN for this last evaluation leg of its SmartShip program. Forty wireless gateways from 3e Technologies International Inc. of Rockville, Md., extend Ethernet connectivity from the Howard’s asynchronous transfer mode backbone.
LAS VEGAS—Wireless networking seemed to be everywhere at the NetWorld+Interop technology show at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week. Wireless local area networks were available free to every attendee, several wireless workshops and education tracks dotted the agenda and a special area was set aside for Wi-Fi vendors to show off their latest and greatest.