Archive for October, 2002

Art Garage Sale

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2002

Alan Reiter was approached by a state arts commission that’s interested in exploring the possibilities of using WiFi for the “arts.” ” With WiFi, you could download audio or video. Listen to interviews of authors, artists, actors. View pictures and photographs on display. Perhaps even view made-for-WiFi “movies” that are relevant to the specific community. […]

Wi-Fi Protected Access

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2002

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new security standard, today. An IEEE standards effort called Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) will replace the existing WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) which has been proven to be insecure. The WPA-based security solutions (pdf), is derived from and will be forward compatible with the upcoming IEEE 802.11i security standard. WPA combines […]

T-Mobile Adds Airlines Hot Spots

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 30th, 2002

T-Mobile HotSpot service, in over 1,800 locations, including Starbucks, Borders bookstores and cafes, airports and airline clubs, is adding American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to its ‘Wi-Fi’ menagerie. The partnerships between T-Mobile and American, Delta and United is build upon T-Mobile’s existing service in more than 40 airport locations across the country. […]

Showtime for Mobile Wireless

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 29th, 2002

Monet Mobile Networks, today officially announced the commercial launch of Monet Broadband, “the nation’s first high-speed, mobile Internet service” in Duluth, MN. Monet offers subscribers unlimited Web access, three e-mail addresses and 5MB of data storage for $40 a month. For $60 a month, subscribers get unlimited Web access, five e-mail accounts and up to […]

Software Defined Radio

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 29th, 2002

Darrin Eden, a fan of software defined radio says, “I don’t remember seeing anyone post this so… Open-Source Reference For Software Defined Radio is an oldie, but goodie. The location of the page for the code is here. Can you say Radio Virtual Machine?” Software defined radios provide a solution to interoperability through software programability. […]

City Telecom Hangups

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 29th, 2002

Portland’s city-owned telephone system will begin serving government offices next week, despite opposition from Qwest Communications. The Integrated Regional Network Enterprise (IRNE) fiber-optic lines run to city, county and state offices in the Portland area. But to complete calls, it needs a connection to the global telephone network. The city currently pays Qwest about $2.5 […]