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Archive for March, 2003

Nortel Gets Wi-Fi Religion

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2003

The ability to roam around an office while continuously connected to a wireless LAN will be extended across whole buildings and campuses with a set of products Nortel Networks announced Monday. Their network switch can handle as many as 500 secure wireless LAN connections across multiple access points. The platform will be at the heart […]

Linksys + Ricochet

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2003

Linksys, a leading global manufacturer of broadband, wireless and networking hardware, has teamed with high-speed Internet service provider Ricochet Networks, to produce the Linksys Ricochet Router. The new router allows Ricochet to deliver affordable ($44.95 per month) high-speed, wire-free Internet access to network users in the home and small office. Ricochet, which went belly up […]

Regional Fiber Backbones

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2003

Northwest Open Access Network Oregon (NoaNet Oregon) is deploying Riverstone’s family of RS routers to bring video on demand, IP telephony and other advanced services to rural communities in Oregon. NoaNet Oregon interconnects schools, hospitals, judicial systems, libraries and emergency services. NoaNet Oregon’s members and wholesale customers operate communication systems within their own service areas, […]

Ted Turner

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2003

On March 18th, Ted Turner, the founder of Cable News Network and Turner Network Television, spoke to the New Yorker writer Ken Auletta at a forum sponsored by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Here’s a transcript of their conversation. The Cable Center has historical data and interviews with pioneers like Ed Parsons. Ed invents […]

Collaborative Wi-Fi School

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2003

I’m researching the feasibility of “unwiring” our community center in North Portland. The wireless proposal would tie students and teachers together. The school is just 4 blocks away and the neighborhood is tightly knit and has many low income families. In order to lower costs, I was looking at cheap Wireless Bridges for client devices […]

Pocket Flash 6

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2003

Macromedia Flash Player 6 is now available for Pocket PC 2002 (downloads & FAQ). It enables developers to incorporate video and other content using Macromedia Flash MX. The Flash 6 player allows richer Internet applications than were possible with previous versions. The Flash Communications Server can seamlessly integrate audio and video applications directly into your […]