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Archive for the 'IEEE Standards' Category

GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Comcast Buys Cloud Control WiFi Company

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 14th, 2014

Comcast has acquired PowerCloud Systems, a spinoff from PARC that developed cloud-based WiFi management, reports TechCrunch, reportedly for under $50 million. Skydog, their cloud-managed Wi-Fi router was a scaled-down version of their cloud-based networking solution that PowerCloud sells to small and medium-sized enterprise customers. Skydog’s hardware consisted of a dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi router with a […]

Internet of Things: Divided or United?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

Intel, Broadcom, Samsung, Dell, Atmel and others have joined forces to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), an organization that will set standards for connecting billions of household gadgets and appliances. OIC intends to initially target the smart home and office. The Internet of Things (IoT), aka Machine to Machine (M2M) or the Internet of […]

900MHz Standard for Smartwatches?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

The IEEE 802.11ah standard is the new PHY and MAC design that operates in the 900MHz band. It is intended to support extended range WiFi, and the Internet-of-everything (IoE) devices. It would compete with other technologies for home automation such as Zigbee and Z-wave which also use the 900 MHz band. The 11ah standard is […]

Qualcomm Buys Wilocity for 60 GHz WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Qualcomm announced today that it is buying gigabit wireless specialist Wilocity in a move that puts the mobile chipmaker firmly behind the new WiGig standard. Qualcomm Atheros has been an investor in Wilocity since 2008 and has worked closely with the startup. The WiGig IEEE 802.11ad standard adds the 60 GHz band to Wi-Fi and […]

WiFi Roaming Between San Franciso & San Jose

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2014

Ruckus Wirelesstoday announced a major initiative with the City and County of San Francisco, the City of San José and Global Reach Technology to create the first large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service that allows millions of visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to and seamlessly roam using San José and San Francisco free […]