News Briefs – Friday, July 28, 2006
Workbench offers RF measurement tools
Agilent Technologies released its Connected Solutions Workbench, a new test platform for system-level testing of wireless networking and cellular communications systems that lets users measure prototype RF hardware. The solution measures the swept error vector magnitude (EVM), complementary cumulative density function (CCDF) and bit error rate, and includes pre-configured test setups supporting Mobile WiMAX, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g and ultrawideband, according to the company.
GE enterprise solution adds wireless telemetry
GE Healthcare’s Enterprise Access solution now will be available with MobileAccess Networks’ Wireless Medical Telemetry Service, which lets hospitals consolidate a portfolio of wireless services and applications under a single infrastructure. Enterprise Access offers 802.11 a/b/g with encryption, VoIP, two-way radio, Wi-Fi, paging, public-safety radio and fire-safety communications, according to GE. The product was co-developed by MobileAccess and GE.
Mobile base station antenna system launched
KMW Communications’ Air Interface Products Division unveiled a mobile base station antenna that operates in the iDEN, PCS and advanced wireless services (AWS) frequency bands. It is for operators tasked with reducing the number of antennas and cables at co-location cell sites, according to the company.
M2M coprocessor offers Wi-Fi connectivity
Connect One launched the iChipSec CO711AG, a secure IP coprocessor chip that adds encrypted Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities to machine-to-machine applications. The solution lets a host processor use 802.11 b/g wireless networks to send and receive data, and features a drop-in, system-on-a-chip (SoC) that frees up processing time on the host processor by offloading cryptography, network security and TCP/IP tasks, according to the company.
Winnipeg chooses wireless provider
The city of Winnipeg, Canada, decided to continue its relationship with MTS Allstream by approving a 28-month contract with the vendor, which will provide wireless services to the city and its employees, including access to cell phones, wireless PC cards, BlackBerry devices and wireless data airtime and related features, according to MTS. The contract takes effect August 1.