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Archive for May, 2006

In The Hot Zone

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2006

Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone is news reporting for the new millennium – a combination of backpack journalism and narrative story-telling by an award winning journalist. In conjunction with Yahoo, In The Hot Zone, is covering every armed conflict* in the world within one year, and in doing so to provide a clear idea […]

MIMO Settop uses Airgos

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2006

ST Microelectronics has embedded Airgo Network’s MIMO Wireless LAN technology into its STx7100 settop box and the companies have collaborated on a set-top-box reference design that will allow video content to be streamed wirelessly around the home at speeds up to 240 Mbits/sec. STBs featuring True MIMO Media technology from Airgo Networks will be able […]

PC Mag Tests KR-1 Mobile Router

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2006

PC Magazine reviews the Kyocera KR-1 router. The $200-$300 WiFi box uses a cellular EV-DO card from Sprint for the backbone. The Kyocera KR1—a full-featured 802.11g wireless router made by D-Link—includes a four-port switch and incorporates a slot in the back for your cell carrier’s EV-DO PC card. Or, if you prefer, you can use […]

Mobile WiMAX: The Attack Plan

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2006

Intel has a white paper (pdf) that argues, “only Mobile WiMAX can transport DSL and cable-like services cost-effectively in a mobile environment”. The paper was prepared by WiMAX supporters on behalf of the WiMAX Forum. The paper compares HSDPA, HSUPA, EVDO Rev A, and EVDO Rev B (using duplex 2 Ghz cellular channels) with Mobile […]

Fujitsu Gets Wi-LAN IP

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2006

Fujitsu said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the intellectual property (IP) division of Wi-LAN, a pioneering WiMax hardware developer. Fujitsu Microelectronics America said it is also is acquiring Wi-LAN’s technology development division. Fujitsu is challenging Intel as a provider of chipsets for WiMAX wireless broadband systems. Intel’s WiFi chipset in Centrino laptops has […]

China’s WAPI on Offense

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 30th, 2006

China says that the IEEE broke ISO rules developing the new security standard, 802.11i. China claims that the IEEE didn’t follow ethical and procedural rules and principles and the IEEE is waging a conspiracy against them. China wants its own proprietary and secret encryption standard (called WAPI) to be adopted. But it was forced to […]