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Archive for July, 2002

Community Clouds

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2002

CNN reports Athens, Georgia, is building a “cloud” over several blocks of the downtown area. Anyone can have free Internet access. Students at the U/G School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be assigned to work with local merchants to come up with ideas that use wireless capabilities to bring in business. Content ideas include: […]

Microsoft’s IPV6

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2002

Microsoft’s Windows CE .NET 4.1 upgrade includes an important new feature; IPV6, the sucessor to IPV4, the protocol that runs the internet. IPv6 increases the address space from 32 bits to 128 bits, providing a virtually unlimited number of networks and systems. IPv6 also supports quality of service parameters for real-time audio and video streaming. […]

AT&T Wireless & Microsoft plan services

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2002

Microsoft and AT&T Wireless plan to announce on Wednesday new wireless services to business customers. The deal apparently calls for both companies to develop software and services for e-mail, calendars, data and other business applications. Microsoft has cut deals with at most major US cellular carriers including VoiceStream, Sprint and Verizon. Microsoft has two major […]

Lord of the Rings

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2002

Progress was made on the Resilent Packet Ring standard last month in Vancouver, BC. The IEEE 802.17 Working Group is defining a Protocol for use in Local, Metropolitan and Wide Area Networks for transfer of data packets at rates scalable to many gigabits per second. The new standard will use existing Physical Layer specifications and […]

iPass Adds Another Box

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2002

Pronto Networks (FAQ), developer of fee-based wireless “hot spots”, today announced that iPass Roaming service will be integrated into Pronto’s wireless LAN system for seamless roaming between public hot spots. Pronto also works with roaming software competitor, GRIC. Pronto’s core infrastructure solution, the Hotspot Networking System, will be iPass-compliant. iPass would like to becoming the […]

Directed Energy?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 29th, 2002

War driving may be considered a crime by some – but hey, what about war killing by the military? Devices that do NOT conform to FCC part 15 regulations include; a weapon that fires radiation beams that make people feel they’re in a microwave oven. The US Army tested one earlier this year along with […]