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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)

802.11b with a Rugged Twist

Got $1,500 to spare? If so, then Panasonic's new Mobile Data Wireless Display (MDWD) may be just the thing for you. It's a thin, flat, self-contained touch screen that communicates with your hard disk over distances from 150-300 feet in open spaces, thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi. Best of all, since it comes from Panasonic's "Toughbook" Division, the MDWD screen has been "ruggedized," with rubber gaskets covering its connectors, so that you can use it in rainstorms, duststorms, and snowstorms - handy, huh? You can also drop the screen onto concrete from a height of up to four feet... (more)

Dateline China

This month's Dateline China is in the form of "news in brief" snippets chosen to demonstrate how the pace of infrastructure and application development here is hotting up. These stories all stem from colorful, bustling Shanghai, whose name means "on the sea," the home to 8 million residents and an itinerant population of about 2 million workers. As China's largest city and its financial center, Shanghai has over 5 million mobile phone subscribers. China Unicom Launches CDMA 1x Wireless in Shanghai "China Unicom's CDMA has formally moved into 2.5G," said China Unicom CDMA Shanghai ... (more)

Nokia and Sun to Drive Multiplayer Mobile Java Gaming

At the JavaOne Developer Conference, Nokia and Sun Microsystems extended their cooperation to simplify the development and delivery of mobile multiplayer Java technology-based games for developers, service providers and operators. Under this extended collaboration, the Nokia SNAP Mobile solution will be integrated with Sun's Java 2 Platform Micro Edition Wireless Toolkit, Sun Java System Content Delivery Server and Sun Java Enterprise System running on the Solaris platform to deliver a carrier grade solution. This end-to-end, integrated offering will provide mobile operators and ga... (more)

Fujitsu America Announces WiMax SoC

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) has introduced its WiMAX system-on-chip, the MB87M3400, which complies with the IEEE802.16-2004 standard and is designed for development of a new generation of WiMAX-compliant broadband wireless access (BWA) equipment. The MB87M3400 is designed to enable deployment of BWA equipment for both base stations and subscriber stations in licensed or license-exempt bands below 11GHz.  "The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC sets the stage for both base station and subscriber station implementation, which will bring cost-efficient, high-quality, fixed broadband... (more)