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Spirent Communications has announced the availability of Spirent TestCenter WLAN test capability, with the highest-performing and most realistic 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation scenarios available on the market today. Spirent TestCenter WLAN is used for functionality and performance testing of Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems that include WLAN access controllers and gateways. It emulates a large number of realistic WLAN clients through both in-chassis Ethernet and WLAN test ports. There are more than a dozen applications for Spirent TestCenter WLAN including: Multi-client WLAN network testing Verification of personal and enterprise security Baseline testing for traffic throughput, TCP goodput, forwarding rate and latency performance RFC-style testing with a large number of clients across APs through the ... (more)

7-Eleven Adds Nokia 1100 To Its Prepaid Cell Phone Line

7-Eleven's prepaid cell phone program, Speak Out Wireless, has added Nokia's entry-level handset, the Nokia 1100. The program offers the ultimate in convenience, with flat rates across-the-board, no contracts to sign, and users' credit reports are not checked or verified. According to 7-Eleven, a trial run, in which 540 Florida 7-Eleven stores participated, generated such positive repose that 7-Eleven decide to offer the cell phone at 4,840 of its US stores. 7-Eleven's cell phone line up, and related pricing plan, is designed to appeal to those customers who do not want to deal w... (more)

Sony Ericsson Launches K608 3G Phone in Singapore

"During 2004 global subscriptions to 3G UMTS services nearly doubled to 16 million and this growth trend is set to continue as many more operators come on stream with new services," said Jan Wäreby, Corporate Executive, Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing of Sony Ericsson, at yesterday's launch in Singapore of the K608 3G UMTS mobile phone (pictured). "We are building our 3G portfolio to support this growth, producing handsets that effortlessly handle the diversity of services on offer," Wäreby continued. "The K608 is a classic addition to the family that consumers will ... (more)

Enhanced Wireless Consortium Hopes to Speed Up Ratification of 802.11n

Twenty seven Wi-Fi industry leaders today announced a coalition called the Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC) to accelerate the IEEE 802.11n standard development process and promote a technology specification for next- generation wireless local area networking (WLAN) products. By introducing a specification with widespread industry support, the EWC hopes to speed ratification of an 802.11n standard, while enabling an ecosystem of high-performance WLAN products built to a common set of guidelines. This widely adopted specification will benefit consumers by, among other things, en... (more)

Zeosoft Launches Beta Program for its Zeosphere Mobile Infrastructure Software Suite

(May 3, 2002) - ZeosoftTM, the worldwide leader of on-demand mobile server networks, announced the availability of its ZeoSphereTM1.0 Beta Program for the company's ZeoSphere mobile platform. It's designed to deliver critical applications, processes, and data to mobile and enterprise workers through a Java technology-based application server residing directly on mobile devices. Zeosoft is using the Beta Program as a pre-commercialization test with software developers before releasing the product for general availability sale. Expected to last about eight weeks, the ZeoSphere 1.0... (more)