Category Archives: Motorola

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

Motorola Snags Developer Of Wireless HD

Motorola is one of the latest companies to enter the home entertainment market. Its venture capital unit, Motorola Ventures, has made an unspecified investment in wireless technology company Amimon. The U.S.-Israeli firm is known for developing a wireless high-definition interface that can be integrated in semiconductor chips to allow for wireless transfer of uncompressed high-definitionContinue Reading

Motorola Buys Wireless Firm Good

Motorola has acquired Good Technology, which provides wireless email services for handsets, including Motorola’s Q. Motorola Mobile Devices division president Ron Garriques said “Good Technology’s software and managed service deliver a rich user experience, low cost of ownership, industry- leading security and enterprise-class support.” Garriques believes the deal will “continue to strengthen Motorola as aContinue Reading

Motorola: Metro Wi-Fi’ll Never Happen

Juan Santiago, senior director of product management at Motorola, believes Metro WiFi is a futile attempt to bring WiFi outdoors. Such is the case because Metro WiFi in unlicensed, free and, various devices create too much interference to allow it to work properly. Such venture will also fail because operating an outdoor WiFi is tooContinue Reading

Motorola Could Drive Growth With WiMax

The WiMax deal with Sprint Nextel could bring $210 million for Motorola in 2007 and $307 million the following year, according to Bear Stearns analyst Philip Cusick. Sprint recently announced the selection of of Motorola, along with Samsung, as the principal vendors for the new high-speed network that it plans to build. Cusick said: “WhileContinue Reading

Softbank, Motorola Launch 2.5 GHz WiMax Trial In Japan

Motorola and Softbank Group are teaming up to install a WiMax trial network in Tokyo. Under the agreement, Motorola will supply the necessary equipment such as access points, an access network, and prototype WiMax mobile handheld devices while Softbank — a provider of mobile communications, fixed-line telecommunications and fixed-line broadband services to 26 million subscribersContinue Reading

4.9 And Wi-Fi In One Card

Motorola is releasing a new wireless card, but not one meant for ordinary consumers. The Card operates as a normal 2.4 Ghz 802.11b/g card but also operates on the licensed 4.9Ghz public safety spectrum. This combo card allows for alot of flexibility for emergency personnel and first responders to setup networks without having to competeContinue Reading

Cisco, Motorola Abandon Wi-Fi/Cellular Venture

This year’s plan for a “seamless” cellular/WiFi roaming technology partnership between Cisco Systems Inc. and Motorola turned out to be not so seamless, so a new generation of fixed/mobile convergence devices won’t be coming your way until at least 2007. The devices are predicted to allow handsets to roam seamlessly between WiFi and cellular networksContinue Reading

Motorola Snaps Up UK Wireless Firm

Motorola bought up Orthogon systems today for an unknown sum. The company builds enterprise networking gear utilizing a composite of radio bands giving them a high noise resistance and the ability to punch through obstacles. Orthogon has many deployments around the world including mesh and WiMax. Via []Continue Reading

Motorola Incorporates Mesh Spec

The 802.11s task force has gotten down to work. The task force is trying to come up with a mesh networking spec to finally define how to do it. Motorola has already taken the preliminary draft and stated that their software already supports it. As with most standards task forces, this one looks to haveContinue Reading

EarthLink, Motorola Sign Wi-Fi Contract

Internet service provider EarthLink Inc. said Thursday it signed a contract with Motorola Inc. under which the cell phone maker would provide wireless equipment and related services for the initial five cities where EarthLink will set-up municipal wireless fidelity, or Wi-Fi, broadband Internet access networks. Via []Continue Reading

Motorola Works Around WLAN Roaming To Enable Wi-Fi Telephony

Motorola on Tuesday leveraged the intense spotlight of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show to introduce a new Motorola Residential Seamless Mobility Gateway (RSG) that takes WiFi-to-cellular handover control out of the hands of the carrier and puts it squarely in the hands of the consumer. Via []Continue Reading

Snowboarders Stay Connected With Wireless Winter Wear

Embarking on a long term wireless integration collaboration, Burton Snowboards and Motorola Inc. recently revealed plans to launch a collection of Bluetooth-enabled winter gear for snowboarding tech types that want to stay connected. Via []Continue Reading

Motorola, Intel Team On Mobile WiMax

Motorola and Intel are teaming up to accelerate the development and adoption of a broadband technology called WiMax for mobile devices, the companies announced Thursday. Via []Continue Reading

Motorola, Nortel invest In Wi-Fi Start-up

Motorola and Nortel Networks have each taken a stake in Wi-Fi start-up Trapeze Networks, the company said on Tuesday. Via []Continue Reading