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Friday Speaks on Tuesday

Robert Friday, Chief Scientist and Director of Advanced Technology for San Jose-based Metricom, Inc. will be the featured speaker at the Seattle Wireless Interest Group's monthly meeting this evening in Bellevue.

Friday will be providing a technical overview of Metricom's high-speed Ricochet network, now available in 14 major metropolitan areas and 15 airports across the US.

Also speaking this evening is Attorney Brad Furber, a specialist in wireless startup financing.

The meeting will be from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Rockwell Institute in Bellevue.

The group was formed just a few months ago by Steve Stroh and his Wife Tina. Stroh is a technical writer, columnist, speaker, and consultant who specializes in broadband wireless Internet access and packet radio. Other founders include Scott Bird, an Attorney specializing in wireless issues and John Doerschuk, a site acquisition specialist for the Alaris Group.

According to Steve, the focus of the Seattle Wireless Interest Group is to help its members learn more about wireless Internet access and associated technologies.

In addition to the monthly meetings, plans include to have facilities tours and opportunities for personal and professional networking. The group also has a Web site in the works.



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