Wireless networks spreading
According to a recent study by Allied Business Intelligence, wireless networks will soon begin to permeate society. Wireless wide area networks like the higher speed packet-switched 2.5G and 3G networks now beginning to appear in the United States will be joined by wireless local area networks, Bluetooth and radio frequency identification (RFID) networks. The OysterBay, N.Y., research firm projects that revenues from these technologies exceed $33 billion by 2007.
New iPAQs, new features
Hewlett-Packard Co. this week announced the availability of two new products. The HP Pocket PC h1910 is the thinnest and lightest pocket PC to hit the market yet, according to HP. The other, the h5450, is the industry's first to integrate biometric-based security and wireless local area networks as well as Bluetooth capability. This product from the Palo Alto-based technology product and services company uses a biometric fingerprint reader to ensure that critical data is protected.
Cisco broadens security offerings
This week Cisco Systems Inc. announced 12 new additions to its security strategy. The additions include new routing platforms and security services. San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco added security features to its 800 series and SOHO 90 series routers for voice, video and data. It added VPN acceleration modules for the Cisco 2691, 3660 and 3700 series routers and other features.
New business-class IM product
Zippy Communications Corp. this week announced the availability of its business communication management tool. The Palo Alto, Calif., communications products company offers a new product that enables secure inter-company communications, managing instant messaging communications, shared calendaring, e-mail and mobile messages.
Ethernet shipments rise for third quarter 2002
According to a recent study by Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner Inc., Ethernet shipments rose in the third quarter of 2002 over the same quarter last year. The San Jose, Calif., research firm found that while Ethernet port shipments increased by 21.7% over the previous year, revenue only increased 1.3%. Cisco remains the market leader with 72.9% of the worldwide Ethernet switching revenue and 41% of port shipments, according to Dataquest.
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