BELLSOUTH SUPPORTS WIRELESS DATA NETWORK AT NASA PRESS SITE.More than 2,500 journalists visited Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral) U.S.
launch site for manned space missions. [U.S. Hist.: WB, So:562]
See : Astronautics and, for the first time, many wrote and submitted stories over a wireless data network that covered the six-acre NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. Press Site. The wireless data solution was created specifically for this launch by Nortel and is linked to the Internet by high- speed dedicated circuits from BellSouth.
With the wireless data network in place, reporters on the ground had the flexibility to use their wireless-enabled laptops and handheld computing devices to seamlessly and securely access the Internet, e-mail, file sharing Copying files from one computer to another. See peer-to-peer network, file sharing protocol and file and printer sharing. and other applications. Designed to deliver user mobility, the Wireless Mesh Network (1) A network that relies on all nodes to propagate signals. Although the wireless signal may start at some base station (access point) attached to a wired network, a wireless mesh network extends the transmission distance by relaying the signal from one computer to another. provides reporters with secure and continuous access to the Internet while moving throughout the observation area, increasing productivity by allowing them to report on the story in real-time.
For the Return to Flight mission, the first shuttle launch since January 2003, BellSouth installed upgraded circuits to serve the media with high-speed connections including 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 , T-1s and DS3s (45Mbps of dedicated bandwidth, commonly used for transmission of large amounts of data including video). Many of these circuits are run directly to the hurricane-rated structures that house individual news organizations, constructed after the last launch for additional safety at the NASA Press Site. These connections are utilized by news organizations for dedicated voice, data and video circuits that link headquarters locations to the reporters onsite.
"BellSouth has a history of delivering unmatched service to its customers, regardless of size and level of need," said Marshall Criser Marshall Criser was president of the University of Florida from 1984-1989.
He was the university's eighth president and the second alumnus to become president -- he graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1949 and a law degree in , president - Florida Operations, BellSouth. "International sporting, political and scientific events like tomorrow 's launch generate opportunities for BellSouth to indirectly serve viewers and readers around the world on a scale that very few providers can replicate. We're proud to be part of this historic launch."
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