TITLE

Wireless LANs Go Mainstream

AUTHOR(S)
Robb, Drew
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Apr2005, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information regarding wireless LAN. Wireless LANs have been out for a few years and continue gaining acceptance. Public hotspots are common in airports, hotels and coffee shops, and enterprises are setting up wireless connections for employees. Unfortunately, instant wireless headaches might also ensue. The San Mateo County Superior Court in California, for example, learned this recently when the judge in the Scott Peterson trial banned television cameras from the courtroom. To get around this restriction, a reporter for a Sacramento television station used a laptop to log onto the court's Wi-Fi network and provide a live, running description of the events. ABC Fine Wines and Spirits added wireless nodes to its WAN to eliminate double work for its retail staff, regional managers and delivery personnel. The WAN connects the privately held firm's datacenter at its Orlando, Florida, headquarters to its 160 retail outlets around the state. Cash registers and computers at each store are hardwired. The wireless access points were part of a deployment of Symbol Technologies handhelds for use in inventory, price checking, printing labels and other functions.
ACCESSION #
16674770

 

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