LBS is a complicated technology. Take a look at the ins and outs, from locating a wireless user, to the importance of overlaying this information with local street and landmark data, to the actual point where a person's location shows up on a computer screen with directions.
Dec. 29, 2003 10:06 AM EST Reads: 15,892
E-mail is logged and monitored by most companies, but with instant messaging on the rise, who is taking responsibility? Over the last few years, I have helped companies and school districts improve productivity, reduce liability, and preserve network resources with tools to manage and ...
Dec. 29, 2003 10:01 AM EST Reads: 14,354
Modern users expect to be able to use their mobile wherever they are, but it's not always that easy to roam. Over the past two years, major CDMA carriers in North America and Asia have rolled out packet data services based on the CDMA2000 1xRTT standard.
Dec. 29, 2003 09:59 AM EST Reads: 13,676
Two of the largest law-enforcement agencies in the country are pioneering innovative mobility solutions to increase productivity and revenue. Many more applications are on the horizon. Last year, the City of New York lost millions of dollars in uncollected parking violations because o...
Dec. 29, 2003 09:55 AM EST Reads: 16,313
Mixing creative collaboration with technical ingenuity, the World's Smallest Film Festival is finding innovative ways to encourage the development of mobile content.
Nov. 25, 2003 01:06 PM EST Reads: 14,576
A switch is normally a hard thing, on or off, but today's switches are increasingly taking a soft approach. Wireless penetration, already strong with more than 1.2 billion subscribers, is expected to increase 61% to 1.7 billion subscribers by 2006, according to Motorola research.
Nov. 25, 2003 12:59 PM EST Reads: 15,238
CRM is only as useful as the information gathered, and where better to gather it than at the point of contact? The goals of CRM, for most organizations, have been threefold:
Nov. 25, 2003 12:55 PM EST Reads: 13,196
Industry players Wavecom and Intel have successfully entered the cellphone market with solutions-based, all-in-one chipset modules. These modules are waltzing OEMs over the line into the world of cellular phones.
Nov. 25, 2003 12:54 PM EST Reads: 14,023
This final quarter of 2003 brought us many wonderful things in the world of wireless, best of all, in the U.S., common short codes (CSCs). CSCs bring the U.S. a common addressing system.
Nov. 25, 2003 12:52 PM EST Reads: 14,139
The gold rush for mobile content is far from over. Ten percent of Europe's SMS traffic now comes from value-added services and content such as ringtones, quizzes, and mobile chat.
Oct. 28, 2003 02:01 PM EST Reads: 16,757
Last October I had the privilege of conducting an interview alongside Howard Rheingold, the renowned technology commentator and author of Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, for a national public radio show entitled 'Cities and the Wireless Revolution.'
Oct. 28, 2003 02:00 PM EST Reads: 15,060
With investment budgets under intense pressure, the focus is firmly on productivity improvements to gain rapid return on investment (ROI). In addition, competitive pressures are making customer service and customer retention priorities.
Oct. 28, 2003 01:45 PM EST Reads: 16,077
The mobile enterprise application development market is continuously evolving. A short time ago, developers were focused on building wireless Internet applications using technologies such as WAP.
Oct. 28, 2003 01:37 PM EST Reads: 13,283
One of the aims of 3G mobile communications systems is to provide enhanced multimedia services, like video streaming and MMS, to the user. The global economic slowdown has forced most of the mobile wireless carriers to delay deployment of costly 3G-network infrastructure, and optimize ...
Oct. 28, 2003 01:18 PM EST Reads: 11,604
Now that Graffiti has been replaced on Palm devices, users are exploring a wide range of textentry methods. What's the best solution for you?
Oct. 28, 2003 01:15 PM EST Reads: 14,089
A school in California has used an innovative wireless solution to ease parents' minds when their children are off on class trips. Christ Lutheran School, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, is part of a Southern California institution that has been in existence for more than 75 years.
Sep. 23, 2003 04:19 PM EDT Reads: 13,531
RFID is a simple, low-cost solution that allows tracking from factory to warehouse to store shelf, and even to the consumer's credit card. In addition to replacing traditional barcode technology, the uses of RFID tags are nearly endless.
Sep. 23, 2003 04:16 PM EDT Reads: 14,303 Replies: 1
3, the UK's 3G leader, has recently introduced a new member to the 3G-handset family the Motorola A920. It's depicted as combining a videophone, games machine, MP3 player, and PDA-style organizer into one unit.
Sep. 23, 2003 04:14 PM EDT Reads: 14,540
This article explains why the British government is interested in wireless technology and why this represents an opportunity for technology executives, investors, and entrepreneurs to innovate at the intersection of mobile, broadband, and Internet technologies.
Sep. 23, 2003 04:06 PM EDT Reads: 11,998
A few weeks back, SYS-CON's group publisher, Jeremy Geelan, and I chatted about how mobile applications had the potential to influence our lives, but also about how many ideas never go anywhere no value.
Sep. 23, 2003 04:03 PM EDT Reads: 11,622
IM (instant messaging) for the enterprise is being touted as something new. Don't you believe it. I recall using ICQ Corporate at an ISP in Cleveland in 1998.
Sep. 23, 2003 04:01 PM EDT Reads: 12,808
Phones are getting more complicated, but using them should remain as simple as ever not an easy combination.
Sep. 23, 2003 03:56 PM EDT Reads: 11,726
An important trend in the wireless sector that has for the most part gone unnoticed has been the emergence of a new class of mobile devices that can support multiple wireless air interfaces.
Sep. 23, 2003 03:53 PM EDT Reads: 12,697
The good news is mobile data has gotten a foot in the door at the majority of the largest enterprises in the U.S. The challenge is to convert what are often initial and departmental assignments into large-scale, company-wide deployments.
Sep. 23, 2003 03:48 PM EDT Reads: 10,693
Wireless operators around the globe are learning that success can bring its own problems. As operators develop and deploy an increasing number of wireless data applications, they are finding that developing and managing this growing number of applications is more complex than they ...
Aug. 20, 2003 01:35 PM EDT Reads: 12,082
Microwave radio networks have enabled organizations to extend their IP networks far beyond their local environments, achieving a rapid ROI in the process.
Aug. 20, 2003 01:31 PM EDT Reads: 16,642
Creating a wireless application that works on as many devices as possible is not difficult, it's useless! If you invest a huge amount of resources today, chances are that a new device will ship tomorrow and you'll need to tweak your application again...unless you use WURFL and its ...
Aug. 20, 2003 01:20 PM EDT Reads: 18,287
Every day I am literally amazed at the evidence of progress presented to me between all involved in the mobile data value chain. The estimated gap between the U.S. with its segmented interoperability and the holy union of GSM-based Euro operators was about two years behind in terms...
Aug. 20, 2003 01:18 PM EDT Reads: 14,076
With today's rapid developments in wireless terminal capabilities and increasing pressure to market data-based services, there's a huge market growing for wireless applications that reside on the handset. QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) platform is an exciting...
Aug. 20, 2003 01:12 PM EDT Reads: 15,371
Operators who take SMS seriously will stand a much greater chance at succeeding with next-generation data services. The global market for SMS-based services has undergone a significant expansion during the past year.
Aug. 20, 2003 01:02 PM EDT Reads: 13,230
This article will show you how to develop your very first Series 60 application using CodeWarrior, and get it running on a mobile phone.
Jul. 28, 2003 11:19 AM EDT Reads: 13,951 Replies: 1
As much as a parent might be beguiled by the acronyms that teenagers use when texting to each other, MNOs definitely are not. Handsets nowadays are building on SMS 'speak' by integrating the truncated phrases into their phones so messages can be sent by pressing a single key on their h...
Jul. 28, 2003 11:16 AM EDT Reads: 14,369
In a sea of seemingly incompatible MMS strategies, divergent mobile operator schemes, and innumerable advertising campaigns aimed at would-be U.S. camera phone users, Philippe Kahn navigates enviably.
Jul. 28, 2003 11:14 AM EDT Reads: 14,004
The ability to carry five or more volumes of reference information around in their pocket, and interfaces that are easier to use than flipping pages in a book, will make PDAs a norm for medical workers everywhere.
Jul. 28, 2003 11:12 AM EDT Reads: 10,755
In this concluding part of a three-part series on the space shuttle, WBT's David Geer looks at spread spectrum technology and its role in keeping encrypted data secure.
Jul. 28, 2003 11:07 AM EDT Reads: 13,556
What work is now being done in a mobile setting that can and should be mobile-enabled? Can it be simplified or made better through mobilization? Who are the stakeholders impacted by this change - customers, staff, finance?
Jul. 28, 2003 11:01 AM EDT Reads: 11,642
We've all seen it - the driver in rush-hour traffic reading the paper, a parent turning toward the backseat looking after a young child, a driver and passenger engaged in a heated discussion and, of course, the people who talk animatedly on their cell phones, oblivious to the world. Th...
Aug. 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,912
I'm looking at my huge field of corn, millions of ears ready for harvest, every one genetically engineered to be identical. From the root structure to the tips, every stalk's the same, and offers the maximum yield made possible by modern science. But enhancing production is only part o...
Aug. 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 14,925
Wireless text messaging (or SMS) is a juggernaut in almost every GSM mobile operator network on the planet. Here's a look at some of the reasons why it hasn't yet caught on in the U.S.
Aug. 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,961
Will machine-to-machine communications be the Internet technology trend of the 2010s? Does what we see of M2M today constitute the first signs of a technological development that may turn out to be as revolutionary as the PC era and the Internet at the end of the 20th century? Will the...
Aug. 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,288 Replies: 1