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Sony Cli� PEG-UX50

Model: PEG-UX50 Price: $599.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) Pros: built-in...

Mobility Network Systems Provides SIM Authentication

Mobility Network Systems Tuesday announced that its unifying client...

Vocera Adds Push-to-Talk

Vocera Communications has upgraded its voice over wireless LAN...

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Intel Backs UWB for Wireless USB

In an effort to eliminate the tangle of cables connecting PCs and peripherals, Intel on Wednesday unveiled plans to develop a wireless USB protocol based on ultrawideband (UWB) technology. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaking giant,...

Vocera Adds Push-to-Talk

Vocera Communications has upgraded its voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) system to include push-to-talk and text-to-speech capabilities. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company, which makes wearable voice "badges" that operate over an 802.11b wireless network, on Tuesday...

Leaving a Wireless Legacy

The Garfield Heights School District wanted to leave a lasting impression with its new high school. "We wanted it to be good not only for today, but for students attending for the next 100 years,"...

AlphaSmart Dana Wireless

Model: Dana Wireless Price: $429 Pros: full-size keyboard; built-in Wi-Fi; battery backup Cons: black-and-white display; bulky The Dana Wireless from AlphaSmart is a bit of an enigma. It runs the Palm OS, but at 12.4 inches-by-9.3...

Alliance to Publish UWB Standard

If you can't beat 'em, form your own special interest group. That's the tack that the Multiband-OFDM Alliance (MBOA) is taking, at least. The group, which is comprised of more than 50 companies including Texas...

WiMax Chip Race Begins

Engineers last week finished work on a new version of the 802.16 broadband wireless standard, paving the way for chipmakers to roll out the first WiMax silicon. At the IEEE meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia,...

Voice Standard on the Horizon?

Get ready to add another letter to the 802.11 alphabet soup. A group that has been looking at some of the issues surrounding handoffs between wireless LAN access points will try to make the move...

UWB Startup Scores $31.5M

It appears that the ongoing ultrawideband (UWB) standards quandary hasn't scared off investors. Alereon, an Austin, Texas-based startup, said Tuesday that it has secured $31.5 million in venture capital funding, the largest investment yet...

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