Wireless hot-spot

September 2003
Management Services;Sep2003, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p31
This article evaluates Toshiba's Public Wireless LAN hotspot solution that allows end users with Wi-Fi enabled mobile computing devices to connect with the access point, or hotspot, to launch an Internet browser and access email, surf the Web, watch streaming video or download multimedia presentations. The idea is that any British business, regardless of size can install, run and make money from a public wireless network. Toshiba claims it will be a more cost-effective solution than competitive hotspot products. In addition to low up-front costs of around $400, site owners will also receive free Toshiba hotspot help-desk support. A member of the public wanting to use the service can expect to pay in the region of $5 for 24-hour access, rather than the $5 per hour figure that is quoted by many existing hotspot providers.


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