Quick Takes: Bluetooth not ready yet?

Bluetooth has some issues, say Gartner analysts.

With Bluetooth, expect the dentist

A report by Gartner Inc., a Stamford, Conn., research firm, predicts devices using the Ericsson-developed short range wireless network, Bluetooth, will be plagued by problems ranging from security issues to glitches in peer-to-peer networking. The report, released this week, estimated the problems will cost users about $70 a year per device, totaling $5.6 billion annually.

Gartner Inc.

New routers from Netopia

Netopia, a San Jose, Calif., broadband equipment provider, released two new T1 routers targeted at small, medium and distributed enterprises. The 4522 and 4522-XL T1 router provide virtual private network (VPN), routing, security and management features. It supports frame relay, ATM and leased-line T1 applications.

Netopia

New IP VPN from Infonet

Infonet Services Corporation, an El Segundo, Calif., communications services company, released its new product, IP VPN Secure, this week. It is a scalable, flexible and secure Internet Protocol (IP) VPN, according to the company. The product creates four separate classes on single IP port which allows for classification of applications from voice to e-mail and enables proper handling of each class of traffic.

Infonet Services Corporation

Server provider router market falls

A report released by Dataquest research firm, San Jose, Calif., a unit of Gartner, found the market for server provider routers which provide multi-gigabit bandwidth to support high speed wide are network interfaces fell 7% between the first and second quarters of 2002. That market fell off because service providers still have excess capacity in their networks and will continue through the fourth quarter of 2002 according to the report. Cisco commands 60% of the market.

Gartner Dataquest

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