Category Archives: Symbol

Symbol, Terabeam Settle Patent Suit

Symbol Technologies Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Terabeam, Inc., the parent company of Proxim Wireless Corp., settling long-standing patent litigation between the two companies. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Links Field Staff With New Rugged Device

Symbol Technologies will this week ship a new handheld aimed at mobile staff such as service engineers and delivery drivers. The ruggedised device offers multiple wireless options and facilities such as a barcode scanner, allowing staff to query central data sources while in the field. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Sues Intermec Over Wi-Fi Patents

After licensing talks collapsed, Symbol Technologies and Intermec are trading intellectual property lawsuits related to wireless technology. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Turns On New Wi-Fi Switch

Enterprise mobility solutions developer Symbol Technologies announced today the Symbol WS5100, a high-capacity wireless switch created for implementation within large, campus-wide enterprise Wi-Fi deployments. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Finally Adds 802.11g

Symbol has upgraded its WS-2000 branch switch system, with new access points that include 802.11g, as well as the 802.11a/b standards. The product also supports 802.11i security and other standards. Via []Continue Reading

Cisco, Symbol Keep Wireless Data Safe

Security partnerships and technology advances are making it increasingly safer to keep corporate data up in the air. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Launches PDA With Wi-Fi Capability

Symbol Technologies has launched the MC50, an enterprise digital assistant that includes Wi-Fi and VoIP capabilities, as well as optional barcode scanning or a digital camera. Symbol says the device is aimed at retail managers and I.T. personnel. Via []Continue Reading

Symbol Joins WiMax Wireless Broadband Group

Symbol Technologies announced Wednesday that it has joined the WiMax Forum, an industry group promoting the development of a wireless broadband technology based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 802.16-2004 standard. The group will test and certify wireless broadband equipment for interoperability in hopes of driving down the cost of gear and makingContinue Reading

Multiband Wi-Fi Device Manages Voice, Video And Data

Symbol Technologies Inc. is readying multiband Wi-Fi support for its WLAN switching system that will give enterprises more bandwidth to support voice, video and data all managed from a central location. Via []Continue Reading

Patent Landrush Threatens Wi-Fi Standards

We have examined before how patent lawsuits are threatening to stifle the adoption of wireless standards. Symbol, fresh from an intellectual property victory over rival Proxim, is the latest to assert sweeping licensing rights in 802.11 technology, while VIA is seeking to extend its proposed ‘intellectual property pool’ to WiMAX. Via []Continue Reading

Wi-Fi World Under Threat From Symbol Patent

Wireless vendor Symbol Systems has told us it will be seeking a big license fee from all Wi-Fi equipment vendors for an infringed patent. And according to one manufacturer, Proxim, it stands a good chance of getting it. Via []Continue Reading

Proxim, Symbol Make Nice After Settlement

Today, Holtsville, N.Y.-based Symbol Technologies and WLAN equipment-making rival Proxim of Sunnyvale, Calif., announced a settlement and partnership deal bringing to a conclusion the company’s patent lawsuits of the last few years. Via []Continue Reading