Vocera Communications, a developer of wireless
communications applications, is expected to announce that it has
million in Series C funding. These are the folks who were showing off
the Star Trek-like communicator at Wireless Ventures last week.
802.11b Networking News reported
it first – and Slashdot
followed up. Yes, that’s right, the new Sputnik Community Gateway has been formally released.
This is very high on the coolness factor – An 802.11b wireless card for
the TiVo. I remember
when Tridge and the folks put out some of the first ethernet cards for
the Tivo and showing off the streaming video over a network at
LinuxWorld, but this takes it to a whole new level. I want one for the
house. Now if I only had time to actually install it if I had it…
Thanks to Rasmus for the link.
Designed specifically to be asthetically pleasing, the new Nokia
A036 Access Point has been
released. More interesting is that Nokia claims the AP can be remotely
software-upgraded to the 802.1x, 802.11i/TKIP, and 802.11f IEEE
standards from the network management center as standards become
They also claim that due to its new design, it will reduce rollout costs
by 25% because of its integrated antennas, quick mounting mechanisms,
and power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support.
Pixelon, described in an Industry Standard
article had it
all – a bizarre founder, cult-like atmosphere, and spent $16M (out of a
recently funded $20M) on a launch party in Las Vegas featuring bands
like The Dixie Chicks and The Who.
The Jacksonville Times-Union has a very interesting
series starting today going over one of the most incredible scams of the dot com era. Worth a read.
PC Magazine reviews
Worth a read – it is a good overview of the state of the art, and while
it isn’t exactly chock full of details, it is a pretty big topic to
cover, and the PC Magazine folks have clearly done a lot of research.