Archive for July, 2003

Mobile Hot Spots

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2003

Motion Technology announced the launch of the onBoard Mobile Gateway, the industry’s first in-vehicle 3G-based wireless HotSpot. The onBoard Mobile Gateway is really an 802.11b hotspot with a cellular backbone. The ruggedized wireless platform combining the mobility of third generation (3G) cellular data networks with the ease and ubiquity of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) resulting in […]

Wireless Game Adapters

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2003

Wireless Gaming Adapters are suddenly all the rage. They work with X-Box or Playstation 2s and use 802.11b to connect the box to DSL or cable modems. They plug into a product’s Ethernet port and let the product go wireless. The two CenDyne products, one targeting Xbox, the other for PlayStation 2, cost $99 each […]


Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2003

Taiwan-based Solomon Technology recently launched the world’s first GPRS modem that supports the USB 1.1 interface. The GPRS modem is built upon Motorola’s i.250 Innovative Convergence platform and offers a maximum data rate of 64 Kbps. The device supports Windows 98 SE/ME/2000 operating system platform. No word on U.S. pricing or availability. I wonder if […]

TI + Radia

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2003

Tim Higgins reports Texas Instruments announced late today that it has acquired fabless RF semiconductor company Radia Communications. TI and Radia previously partnered to develop reference designs for TI’s TNETW1130-based 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g products that are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED and part of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s 802.11g test bed. TI says the acquisition will help it develope […]


Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2003

Wired reports on the Audiopad, a futuristic tool for composing live electronic music, developed by James Patten and Ben Recht. The colorful, dynamic, interactive “mixing” console is projected onto a flat table top. Based on Patten’s earlier Sensetable, the table-top computer interface is similar to the Korg Kaoss Pad, a finger-controlled musical effects processor. Users […]

Wireless VOD

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2003

On2 Technologies on Wednesday announced a deal to integrate its newest VP6 codec into video-on-demand (VOD) systems built by PERFECTV. On2, which already has licensing deals with America Online, Sony and Intel, will create systems that deliver high-quality VOD programming to consumer television sets. PERFECTV uses network peering and firewall negotiation technologies to deliver video […]