Archive for September, 2005

Google: Free City-Wide WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2005

Google is making a bid to build a city-wide, free wifi network in San Francisco, reports Om Malik. The company today filed documents in response to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom s request for information for the city wide network. Google s WiFi plans were first reported by Business 2.0 magazine as part of the […]

Access Points as Pencils

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2005

The sun keeps bus stops lit, thanks to solar powered signs in London. Solar energy is stored in batteries during the day and illuminate both timetables and the stops. The system has been proven to work even in the UK’s gloomiest weather conditions and will help to make passengers feel safer while they wait for […]

Unwired Portland & PTP Meetup

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2005

Matt Lampe, CTO for the city, and Rashid Ahmed from the Portland Development Council attended the September Monthly Meeting of Portland’s Personal Telco project, writes Michael Weinberg for Portland’s News for Neighbors. Lampe gave a formal presentation and fielded questions with assistance from Ahmed. Following the formal Q&A, some attendees discussed the project informally with […]

Merging UWB/802.11n?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2005

The future wireless standard for home digital equipment is likely to involve either the WiFi-based IEEE 802.11n or the IEEE Ultra-WideBand standard (UWB), explains Electronics Asia. The 802.11n standard, built on previous 802.11 (WiFi) standards, adds MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) antennas for increased data throughput and range. Two standards camps are at odds; TgnSync and Wwise […]

Digital City Awards

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2005

The W2i Wireless Communities Best Practices Awards pay tribute to local governments implementing broadband-wireless solutions for cities, counties and regions. Winners of the Best Practices Awards will be honored at the upcoming W2i Digital Cities Convention (West) during a dinner ceremony on the evening of October 11, 2005, at the San Mateo Marriott (San Francisco […]

Intel on Mobile WiMax

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2005

EE Times Asia has an interesting interview about Mobile WiMax with Lonnie McAlister, product line manager for the Wireless Networking Group at Intel Communications Group, Asia-Pacific. EE Times-Asia: What is Intel doing for WiMAX in terms of industry perspective? Lonnie McAlister: From an industry perspective, Intel is heavily involved in worldwide forums those of IEEE […]