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emergency communications-wireless wireless mesh network November 7, 2012

Sandy Reveals Lingering Lack of Wireless Infrastructure

As communities in the Northeast continue to deal with the devastating aftermath of ‘superstorm’ Sandy, the emergency preparedness of the nation’s wireless carriers comes under renewed scrutiny. The widespread cellular service outages that accompanied Sandy’s landfall on October 29th and 30th linger on in some areas, causing many to question just how much progress has…

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crowd wireless June 15, 2012

Wireless Spectrum – Bandwidth is an Infrastructure Play First

There’s been renewed discussion lately surrounding the wireless spectrum shortage, and whether it’s truly a shortage or a matter of mis-allocation. The calls for government to free up more radio spectrum for wireless communications are resonating again, while a growing number of consumers are complaining about lack of service. Factor in the explosive growth of…

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early warning June 1, 2012

C-RAM: Leveraging Mesh Technology to Enhance Early Warning Systems

Although it’s hard for the majority of Americans to comprehend, there are many areas in the world where missile alert systems are a fact of everyday life. Consider Israel, which on a daily basis is confronted with some 50,000 Hezbollah and Hamas rockets in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. To counter this threat, Israel…

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auto green light April 25, 2012

“Intelligent Auto” Technology Gets the Green Light

It seems that every year there is a rash of stories touting the coming era of “intelligent autos.”  Print, TV and online outlets typically starting running these pieces shortly after the major U.S. auto shows.  And each year, the promise of intelligent auto moves a few steps further from something you’d find in the latest…

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