Carnegie Mellon University, INI:
. The Information Networking Institute's Wireless Research Program includes
systems research, innovative computer platforms for mobile use, antennas and propagation,
compression research, and human factors in mobile usage. In addition, the Institute was
the prime initiator and implementor of Wireless Andrew, the largest high speed wireless
network in the world, covering the entire CMU campus.
MIT's Rover Mobile Application Toolkit.
The MIT LCS PDOS group conducts software research for parallel and
distributed operating systems, spanning a wide-range of areas, including
mobile computing. The Rover toolkit combines relocatable dynamic objects and queued remote procedure
calls to provide unique services for roving mobile applications. Relocatable
dynamic objects can be loaded into a client computer from a server computer
(or vice versa) to reduce communication requirements. Queued remote procedure
calls permit applications to make non-blocking RPCs even when a host is
disconnected; the calls are processed upon network reconnection.
University Of Oregon: Wearable Computer
Research. The Wearable Computing group at the University of Oregon has been active since 1995.
Its focus is the design, development and evaluation of wearable and mobile computing technology
for facilitating and augmenting human collaboration.
WINLAB (Wireless Information
Network Laboratory), Rutgers University. WINLAB is a National Science
Foundation Industry/University research
center dedicated to research, education and technology transfer in support
of future wireless communications systems. WINLAB research addresses the
technical challenges arising from the radio medium, energy constraints
in portable terminals, and the mobility of users. Research projects are
clustered in the overlapping areas of Network Architecture, Multiple Access
(PRMA, TDMA, CDMA), Radio Resource Management, Mobility Management, Mobile
Computing and a Multi-Media Wireless Testbed.
Solectek Corp., based in San Diego California, designs, manufactures and
markets a full suite of wireless connectivity products: wireless bridges and routers,
LAN / WAN -- spread spectrum communications solutions with data rates up to 11Mbps for
ranges up to 30 miles.
Proxim -- Proxim is a leading supplier of wireless
LAN 2.4 GHz spread spectrum networking products, including adapter cards, access points, bridges, and modems.
RadioLan Inc. RadioLAN manufactures a
family of wireless local area networking (LAN) adapters and access points that provide real
wired Ethernet performance. RadioLAN products are compatible with IEEE 802.3 standards and
require no FCC licensing. They can plug and play in standard 10BaseT wired networks and are
completely scalable, allowing networks to grow along with the business.
Harris Corporation's support pages.
Harris supplies a wide range of digital microwave radios, wireless local loop telephony systems,
broadband wireless access products, secure communications systems, and military radios. NOTE:
in 1998, Harris acquired the remnants of Digital Ocean Inc. (its share of the 802.11 technology
rights -- Digital Ocean was one of the three companies that hammered
out the IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet Specification that is now used.)
Ceragon Networks Ltd., a pacesetter in broadband wireless
networking systems, enables rapid and cost-effective ultra high-capacity network connectivity
for mobile cellular infrastructure, fixed networks, private networks and enterprises.
Ceragon's FibeAir product family is a breakthrough in the wireless point-to-point market,
combining spectral and hardware efficiency, modularity, flexibility and upgradeability in a
single, compact 1U system.
Nokia: "With its family of future-proof, high-density,
high-capacity multiservice access products that support all flavors of DSL, as well as support for
future line technologies, Nokia provides the connectivity necessary to deliver services to end users.
Broadband internet and data access -- Wireless LANs, mobile wireless, and fixed wireless
Wi-Lan: Their W-OFDM technology delivers
lightning-fast wireless broadband capability.
Young Design, Inc. YDI offers a complete line of Wireless Data Communication
equipment, including high-speed Wireless Ethernet Bridges, license free Wireless Internet Solutions,
wireless modem , spread spectrum amplifiers and Wireless LAN (WLAN) Products. They also have a
wide range of antennas and accessories like lightning protectors, cables, connectors, and
specialized low cost test equipment.
SilCom provides a variety of specialized network
Infrared Data Association. IrDA is an International
Organization that creates and promotes interoperable, low cost infrared data
interconnection standards that support a walk-up, point-to-point user model. The standards support a
broad range of appliances, computing and communications devices.
Versus TechnologiesVersus Technology, Inc.,
located in Traverse City, Michigan, develops and markets infrared locating systems. Versus
Information Systems (VIS) use infrared technology to deliver precise location-specific information
to users. Note: In January, 1997, Versus entered into a license agreement with Precision Tracking FM,
Inc.("PTFM") to become the exclusive licensee of PTFM's patents and other intellectual property
rights related to IR technology for ten years and nonexclusive thereafter.