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New Superfast Wireless Broadband Device Prototype Submitted To FCC

The White Space Coalition has developed and submitted another prototype to the FCC. The Coalition is made up of computer giants like Dell, EarthLink, Google, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Philips Electronics and they are looking to harness the unused television spectrum to provide wireless broadband. The FCC’s largest concern with this leap forward in Wi-FiContinue Reading

Meraki Introduces First Solar Powered Outdoor WiFi Access Kit

Meraki has gone green with Wi-Fi, announcing the first solar powered outdoor Wi-Fi access kit. When used together the Meraki Outdoor repeater and the Meraki Solar accessory can cover entire neighborhoods with Wi-Fi access. For a minimal outlay of money this new technology lets several households reliably share one high speed connection. The Solar accessoryContinue Reading

Meru Unveils Enterprise 802.11n WLAN Gear

Meru Networks has unveiled its new enterprise-class wireless LAN products that comply with the IEEE 802.11n draft standard. These include a two-radio access point, a five-blade controller and new software for handling wireless data traffic, which Meru will bring to the Interop Las Vegas show later this month. These products, according to company, allow forContinue Reading

Free Wi-Fi Software Nixes Need For Routers

Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are offering their WiPeer software for free. The downloadable application can wirelessly connect computers within 300 feet of each other inside buildings and within 900 feet outdoors without the use of routers. Through the wireless link, users can exchange photos, perform online chats, and send 700MB files inContinue Reading

Lexmark Loads Printers With WiFi

Lexmark printers are going wireless. The company, along with Ipsos, carried out a study showing that half of 9,000 respondents in 18 countries consider wireless networking as the biggest time-saving technology, beating broadband, faster computers and smart cards. The conclusion led Lexmark vice president Najib Bahous to state that “wireless is the technology wave ofContinue Reading

Motorola Offers Exchange Program For Wi-Fi Mesh Gear

For 11 weeks through June 15, Motorola is running a program that will enable early-adopter cities to receive credits for exchanging their wireless gear for Motorola’s “HotZone Duo” products. Under the Superior Wireless Access Program, Motorola will pay $500 for each old unit exchanged with a single-radio HotZone Duo node and $750 for those wantingContinue Reading

Paint Your Way To Wi-Fi Freedom

EM-SEC Technologies plans to sell a wall paint that can bar or hold in WiFi radio signals. The EM-SEC Coating System provides an “electromagnetic barrier for the containment of wireless networks” that, according to Robert Boyd, vice president and director of technology at the Hampton, Virginia-based company, “reduces the threat from electronic eavesdropping and blocksContinue Reading

New Wi-Fi Location Tracking Products

Several vendors are introducing new Wi-Fi devices for location services and tracking. According to the Yankee Group, the global location-services market is currently valued at $20 million but is expected to grow to $1.6 billion by 2010. Ekahau dubbed its new radio tracking device “people tag,” which it plans to start selling for $50 duringContinue Reading

Panasonic Intros $400 Wi-Fi Skype Phone

Panasonic has unveiled its new Wi-Fi Skype phone, which it plans to sell for $399.95. The KX-WP1050 Panasonic Wi-Fi Phone kit features a cordless handset with a 1.8-inch LCD display for viewing Skype contact lists, call histories, and address books, a wireless base station with 256-bit AES encryption (WPA) to ensure security of calls, andContinue Reading

Music And Video Players Add Wi-Fi Access

Although having Wi-Fi features, sales of Microsoft’s Zune have not taken off. Part of the reason is the lack of networking capabilities like an online store that can be accessed sans a PC, wireless syncing and Internet radio. Sandisk’s 4GB Sansa Connect device provides an alternative to Zune. The $250 gadget uses Zing to allowContinue Reading

Seagate Drive Has Gigabytes Of Wireless, Pocket Storage

Seagate Technology has rolled out a pocket-sized 10GB to 20GB hard drive that can store and trade digital files between mobile phones, PCs and other mobile platforms through Bluetooth or WiFi connection. The company expects to make the Digital Audio Video Experience (DAVE) available to telecommunications carriers and mobile phone manufacturers in the second quarterContinue Reading

Cohda Tests Enhanced Wi-Fi In Australian City

Cohda Wireless is testing how OFDM technology can improve both unlicensed wireless and licensed public-safety networks. The Australian municipal Wi-Fi startup, which emerged from the University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research, expects the technology to support applications for police and fire networks such as automatic vehicle location tracking, voice-over-Internet Protocol, teleconferencing and distributionContinue Reading

BT Tweaks Its Fusion Wi-Fi Package For Businesses

BT unveiled BT Fusion Wi-Fi, a fixed-mobile convergence solution that aims to lower communication costs in small to medium enterprises. The system involves directing calls over broadband connections via private company WLANs and about 2,000 BT Openzone public access hot spots. Subscribers to the BT Business One Plan pay as little as 5p for aContinue Reading

Next-gen Nabaztag Wi-Fi Rabbit Delayed In U.S.

Shipment of the next generation of Nabaztag, a WiFi rabbit from French design house Violet, to the U.S. remains uncertain. The Nabaztag development blog cited issues raised by the Federal Communications Commission, which have now been cleared, for the delay. The new “Nabaztag/tag” is already available in France, the U.K., and the rest of Europe.Continue Reading

A WiFi Mesh Network For Your Car

DaimlerChrysler announced that its field trial of WILLWARN, a research project by the PReVENT initiative aimed at reducing road accidents in Europe, has been a success. The project involves installing WLAN routers in cars to allow drivers to share information on temperature, road conditions, fog, or road obstructions within a 500 meter radius. Car2Car CommunicationContinue Reading