We have not yet used a system which meets our needs. However, several
hardware and service providers are listed here for convenience.
Evaluations as they come in.
CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data)
Currently, Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile is offering CDPD service in the
greater Boston (out to 495), Rhode Island, and New York City areas.
We are getting about 9K baud on large file transfers through ftp.
500ms lag. They basically give you an IP address to program into your
CDPD modem, so your wearable really looks like an Internet box. More
on this as we go, but here are a few links.
Radio based systems
Wireless LAN/WAN Sources (courtesy Brian Matthews)
- AT&T WaveLAN
- Aironet Arlan (good roaming) (Akron OH)
- Solectek Airlan Campus Area Network (San Diego)
- Proxim Rangelan
- Xircom Netwave
- Metricom (San Jose CA)
- Pinpoint (Dallas, TX) working demo installed in Wash DC
Last modified: Thu Jan 11 17:48:17 1996