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Archive for January, 2007

Moto WiMAX: Going Mobile

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2007

Motorola will launch its first mobile WiMax handsets in 2008, reports Unstrung. Motorola and Texas Instruments are developing chipsets and plan to focus on 802.16e mobile WiMAX, supporting voice, video and data for low-power mobile applications, according to the report. TI is readying WiMax chipsets for “mobile devices that Motorola plans to launch during 2008,” […]

Dark Week in Space

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2007

“Shake and bake!” — Ballad of Ricky Bobby A Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket exploded upon liftoff late Tuesday (YouTube Video), destroying the launch vehicle and its communications satellite payload. Scheduled to launch the NSS-8 satellite for SES New Skies from the Odyssey Launch Platform on the Equator, the rocket exploded immediately upon liftoff, enveloping […]

Pango Active RFID Tracking

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2007

PanGo announced today a Wi-Fi-based active RFID tag to identify and track thousands of mobile assets at significantly lower cost. Key new features of PanGo’s tag include an updated ergonomic form factor, battery life of over 5 years and integrated alert-button functionality. Additionally, the new tag is the first to be compatible with the Cisco […]

DeviceScape Connects HotSpot Phones

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2007

Devicescape plans to eliminate the complexities of end-user WiFi logins. WiFi devices, such as those built into VoIP phones, can connect automatically. The service is free to the public, but earns the company commissions from operators and royalties from device makers. According to WindowsForDevices, the “secret sauce” behind the Devicescape Service is a patented technique […]

PepWave Client Adds LCD

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2007

PePWave released a new model with built-in Signal Bars and other features today, says Alex Chan of PePWave. The LCD bar indicator allows the metro Wi-Fi subscribers to self-install the Wi-Fi modem easier. You don’t need to connect a computer before you can find a good position to locate the device. Some wireless ISPs like […]

Emergency Com Gets WiFi/Sat Link

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2007

Gregg Swanson, CEO of Humaninet says it’s been over two years since the Indian Ocean tsunami, and 16 months since Hurricane Katrina in the United States. Their upcoming Feb 9 Webcast at 11 a.m. (Pacific time) will discuss needs and ideas of disaster assistance with a panel of developers and field users. You can register […]