ArrayComm Demonstrates Seamless Wireless LAN Interoperability with the i-BURST Personal Broadband System.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Leading manufacturers Kyocera and LG Electronics voice support for
ArrayComm's wide-area, high-speed wireless Internet access See how to access the Internet. solution
ArrayComm, Inc., today announced that it has demonstrated seamless interoperability between 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs) and the i-BURST(TM) Personal Broadband System. ArrayComm and its partners are deploying the i-BURST system internationally to provide people with high-speed, wide area access to the Internet. The i-BURST system provides the freedom of wireless and the speed of DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary at the cost of a dial-up connection.
"Today, wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1 Internet access is growing, but is confined to local area 'hot spots' inside office buildings, airports and coffee shops. Wireless LANs are also experiencing phenomenal growth in the residential market," said Martin Cooper Martin Cooper (born December 26, 1926 in Chicago) is considered the father of the cell phone (as distinct from the car phone).  Cooper is the CEO and founder of ArrayComm, a company that works on researching smart antenna technology and improving wireless networks, , chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of ArrayComm. "But people want the freedom to communicate anywhere. They don't want to be tied to a small group of hot-spot locations, any more than they want to be tethered Attached to a data or power source by wire or fiber. Contrast with untethered. to an Ethernet cord in the wall. The i-BURST system extends and complements the range and capabilities of today's Wi-Fi systems, making it easy for people to communicate the way they want to, wherever they are."
During the demonstration, ArrayComm set up a laptop computer accessing a live streaming news feed of video and audio content inside its WLAN-equipped building by using a standard WLAN See wireless LAN.
WLAN - wireless local area network PC card. As the laptop was carried out of the building and left the 100-meter hot-spot coverage area of the wireless LAN, the computer securely and seamlessly transitioned to the i-BURST Personal Broadband wide area network, with the associated authentication and security procedures. The live Web content continued to stream uninterrupted throughout the demonstration, proving that the handover n. 1. The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to another; as, the handover of occupied territory to the original posssessors; the handover of power from the military back to the civilian authorities s>. experience from the i-BURST system to a WLAN is as transparent to the end user as movement within an i-BURST cell or handover between i-BURST cells. The i-BURST network has a cell range of many kilometers, compared to the typical "cordless phone A wireless telephone that transmits to and receives signals from a base station within a range of a few hundred feet. Cordless phones are for local use and cannot travel long distances as can cellphones and satellite phones. See DECT and multihandset cordless. " range of WLAN hotspots. Seamless interoperability of the two systems makes possible the promise of truly ubiquitous, consumer friendly broadband access See broadband and wireless broadband. .
This latest demonstration establishes yet another way in which the i-BURST system complements and enhances WLANs. Like traditional LANs, residential or hot-spot WLANs today must be connected to the Internet by a DSL or cable line, or a substantially more expensive, dedicated "T1" circuit. The i-BURST system offers a low cost, customer-installable alternative for immediate and cost-effective WLAN Internet connectivity.
"Wireless LAN interoperability is an important component of our vision for the i-BURST Personal Broadband System. The combination of WLANs and the i-BURST system makes low-cost, pervasive broadband a reality; and the seamless interoperability of the two creates a true consumer experience, one where the technology is invisible," said Marc Goldburg, chief technology officer for ArrayComm. "In combination with the i-BURST system's other demonstrated capabilities -- capacity, range, economics, differentiated service Differentiated Service is a design pattern for business services and software, in which the service varies automatically according to the identity of the consumer and/or the context in which the service is used. support, mobility support and security -- the i-BURST system enables an untethered Unattached to any data or power source by wire or fiber; in other words: wireless. Contrast with tethered. total access solution for consumers and professionals alike."
Kyocera Corp. of Japan and LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea, two leading electronics manufacturers, voiced strong support for the go-to-market progress of the i-BURST system and the compelling addition of WLAN interoperability. Kyocera is the first i-BURST base station and wireless modem A modem and antenna that transmits and receives over the air. Wireless modems support several technologies, including 802.11, Bluetooth, CDPD, DataTAC, Mobitex and Ricochet. There are wireless modems for laptops, handhelds and cellphones. licensee, with trial-grade product already having come off the production line. LG Electronics is actively pursuing joint product development with ArrayComm.
"We see enormous market demand for the i-BURST Personal Broadband System -- people want a high-quality Internet computing experience wherever they live, work or travel at an affordable price," said Yasuo Nishiguchi, president of Kyocera. "The i-BURST system presents a new and compelling value proposition for leading electronics manufacturers like Kyocera, giving us a new and potentially explosive growth market for our products."
"South Korea has the highest per-capita penetration of wired broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a in the world, and use of wireless LANs is growing swiftly as well," said Ghung-Gun Park, president and CEO of the Information & Communications System In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole. Company, LG Electronics. "We believe that an interoperable Personal Broadband/local area wireless solution will be part of a technology revolution bringing true computing mobility, both in our country and worldwide."
This WLAN interoperability is also expected to be an exciting development for a consortium recently formed in Australia to deploy the i-BURST Personal Broadband System. This consortium, which includes carrier Vodafone Australia, leading Australian ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. OzEmail, telecommunications project manager Total Communications Infrastructure (TCI (Trustworthy Computing Initiative) An umbrella term from Microsoft for its efforts to improve security in Windows. TCI was announced in 2002 after viruses such as Code Red and Nimda had succeeded in attacking numerous Windows computers. ), and base station site owner Crown Castle Australia, is planning to begin a pre-commercial system rollout this November.
About the i-BURST Personal Broadband System
The i-BURST Personal Broadband System is a carrier-grade wide area wireless data network designed for people to have high-speed Internet access wherever they are. Distinct and complementary to traditional 2G and emerging 3G systems as well as short-range 802.11 WLAN (Wi-Fi) networks, Personal Broadband technology delivers a revolutionary Internet experience, combining the freedom of mobility, low cost infrastructure and transmission speeds similar to a typical home broadband DSL or cable line. The pure IP, end-to-end system is designed much like a cellular system, with base stations deployed throughout a coverage area and wireless modems or PC cards used by consumers to access the service. The system is architected to support the full range of IP applications in a mobile environment, including e-mail, virtual private networking, high speed Web access, streaming video, gaming and voice over IP (VoIP). ArrayComm's patented adaptive antenna technology is at the heart of the system, providing incredible gains in spectral efficiency and thereby dramatically lowering per-user service costs on a network.
ArrayComm, Inc. is the world leader in smart antenna technology. ArrayComm's patented IntelliCell(R) technology -- based on fully adaptive smart antennas -- creates dedicated personal cells of voice or data for wireless subscribers. ArrayComm licenses IntelliCell technology to manufacturers and improves the cost, coverage and capacity of any personal communications system. It is installed in more than 100,000 IntelliCell-equipped base stations worldwide, capable of serving more than 10 million people. IntelliCell technology is also the key ingredient of ArrayComm's innovative i-BURST(TM) Personal Broadband System - the only wireless Internet access system that offers the freedom of mobility with the high speed of DSL at consumer pricing. ArrayComm was founded in 1992, and wireless industry pioneer Martin Cooper is chairman and CEO. The company has more than 200 patents issued or pending worldwide. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.
ArrayComm and IntelliCell(R) are registered trademarks, and i-BURST(TM) is a trademark of ArrayComm, Inc. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks their respective holders.