It’s moving day here at the DailyWireless tower. Posting will be light as we pack up for new digs by the river.
Twenty year old Byte magazines and the flotsam and jetsom accumulated over years cause one to pause and reflect…before tossing it out. Change is good.
Still, I hated to toss out my NAPLPS Teletext television. But I guess Videotext (Videotex) is pretty much dead here in The States.
How does DailyWireless keep up with wireless news and trends? It’s no mystery. We use the same newsreaders, search engines and blog news trackers that everyone else does.
One key advantage — we read LOTS of trade publications.
We LOVE trade publications. DailyWireless subscribes to more than a dozen. We also spend hours reading trade publications at the County Library, located just a few blocks from our office. Sometimes, we subscribe to a magazine and have it delivered to the Library (after getting their approval). Why not. Less storage.
About a year ago we discovered a great site while surfing around, called TradePub.com
. We put a link to it on our left column (it’s buried in the “Public Service” links). Now, apparently, DailyWireless can make a little extra money for every successful subscriber we send their way. These are industry-leading “A” list publications.
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All of the trade publications on the TradePub.com
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and their FAQ
. It can take up to twelve weeks to get your first issue, if the publisher determines your subscription is qualified.
Publications that are available to DailyWireless readers include; Broadcast Engineering
, Call Center
, Communications & Networking
, Communications News
, FibreSystems Europe
, IT Architect (formerly Network Magazine)
, Microwave Journal
, MissionCritical Communications
, Packet Magazine
, Photonics Spectra
, Portable Design
, RCR Wireless News
, Speech Technology
, Telecommunications Magazine
, Total Telecom
, Wireless Europe
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is now installing 90 Strix OWS nodes
for an initial network deployment, to support 10,000 voice subscriber lines in an eight-square-mile area
of Chittagong, a port city of Bangladesh
, with 3.5 million people.
Stage 2 of the deployment, which will roll out 6-12 months after Stage 1, will add 15-20,000 voice subscriber lines. Within three years, Accatel expects the Strix wireless mesh network will employ hundreds of OWS nodes and serve an estimated 200,000 voice subscriber lines.
and Nextel Telecom
plan to expand the wireless mesh network to include all of Chittagong as well as other cities and towns within the licensing area.
In addition to the Strix OWS nodes, the system includes a softswitch, IP infrastructure, and a billing system. Strix OWS nodes will be deployed at a central access hub, where the wireless network connects to the Ethernet, while the rest of the OWS nodes will be deployed radially from the hub.
The power grid there is not as stable as in the United States,” says Nan Chen, vice president of marketing at Strix. “[Solar power] gives them the freedom of choices for installation sites.”
…For decades, solar-cell researchers have tried to develop cheaper alternatives to silicon. The problem has been efficiency: other materials just don’t generate enough electricity. But Siemens’s achievement earlier this year of the highest efficiency to date in plastic solar cells could change that. The Siemens design combined two of the most important advances in materials science in the past 30 years: electrically conducting polymers and buckyballs.
Down the road, researchers hope to boost nano solar cells’ power output and make them even easier to deploy, eventually spraying them directly onto almost any surface. Palo Alto, CA-based startup Nanosolar (below), which has raised $5 million in venture capital, is working on making this idea practical…
Dubbed the Cityware project
, the aim of the trial, which is being coordinated by the University of Bath, is to test the potential of pervasive computing in an urban area using GPRS mobile comms, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and near-field communications technologies.
The trial is designed to assess social and usage patterns as much as the practicality of creating a city-wide wireless zone. One of the first new services that will be available through the project is a new location recognition tool that uses the photographs people take of buildings to help them find where they are.
In addition to providing 16e functionality, the development platform offers support for Advanced Antenna Systems (AAS) and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO), which is enabled by means of an optional software upgrade from ArrayComm.