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Archive for September, 2008

Cars Talking WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2008

Motorola has begun a proof-of-concept trial for its X24 machine-to-machine wireless module that includes mobile WiMAX connectivity. The product will be demoed this week at WiMAX World using real WiMAX infrastructure. The 802.16e-based X24 module is designed with automotive telemetry in mind, said the company. The product allows low-cost, in-car broadband connectivity over WiMAX networks. […]

GSM Service Mark

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2008

The GSM Association plans to spend more than $1 billion promoting a Mobile Broadband service mark to signify that their gear is GSM compatibile, delivering “a compelling alternative to Wi-Fi.” The GSMA said the Mobile Broadband service mark (right), incorporates HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), HSPA Evolved and LTE (Long Term Evolution). Laptops with the […]

Broadcom Adds Skyhook Location Services

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2008

Chipmaker Broadcom, announced today that it will add Wi-Fi positioning to its portfolio of services. Broadcom will integrate, deploy and offer the Wi-Fi Positioning System developed by Skyhook Wireless which determines position by trianglulatng nearby cell towers rather than satellite-based GPS. Their Assisted-GPS Server tracks satellites and provides GPS position data, eliminating the time to […]

SkyPilot: New Sounds

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2008

SkyPilot Networks, a municipal WiFi vendor, today announced the SkyConnector Mini and the The SkyConnector Pro, a new generation of customer premise equipment for the unlicensed 5 GHz band. The SkyConnector Mini is designed to minimize per-subscriber costs, but provides features comparable to much more expensive products says the company: Low Cost – a per-unit […]

WiMAX World 2008: Taste Test

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2008

WiMAX World 2008, running Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. This is the big one — where Mobile WiMAX gets launched — both in press releases and in the real world. It is the world’s largest event showcasing WiMAX technology, and is projected to draw 10,000+ attendees from […]

Venezuela Orders 1M ClassmatePCs

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2008

The government of Venezuela has announced plans to order more than one million Classmate PC laptops from Portugal as part of a broad economic agreement between the two countries. The government of Venezuela aims to boost technical literacy by distributing the computers to schools. The Classmate PC units that will be distributed to schools in […]