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11n Draft 2.0 approved

The 75-percent supermajority required for the larger 802.11 group to approve the Task Group N Draft 2.0 was reached in a single round of letter (mailed) ballots. 325 voters in the 802.11 Working Group were eligible to vote; 306 did; 231 approved the ballot (83.4 percent).

Full story on MIMO+N News.

iPass launches Wi-Fi Hotspot Index

iPass today introduced the first edition of its Wi-Fi Hotspot Index. The Index is a report that summarizes session data collected by iPass across its base of approximately 1,000,000 quarterly users. The tool is designed for those interested in Wi-Fi connectivity trends.

Key findings include which airport hotspots around the world have been used most by business travelers, what countries and cities have experienced the fastest growth in Wi-Fi usage, and what types of retail venues have been most frequented for hotspot use.

iPass' network consists of more than 76,000 hotspots in 68 countries, and over 3,000 business customers, including more than 350 companies in the Forbes Global 2000.

The index is available at www.ipass.com/wifihotspotindex.

Ekahau Announces Two-Way Wi-Fi Location Tracking Badge

Ekahau today announced that it is developing a Wi-Fi-enabled badge designed to support new location tracking and communications applications on enterprise campuses.

The company said that is T301-B tag will be the industry's first tag that combines location capabilities with a display that supports wireless text messaging and enables users to acknowledge messages by using the tag's two integrated call buttons. The tag will incorporate audible alarm signals, multicolored LEDs and an optional display to provide the messaging capabilities. It also will have an integrated pull strap alarm that enables the user to call for immediate assistance.

Boingo Launches Worldwide Wi-Fi Service for Mobile Phones and Devices

Wholesale Wi-Fi network aggregator Boingo Wireless today announced what it says is the first global Internet service designed for Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones and devices.

Boingo Mobile lets users enjoy the Internet capabilities built into their handsets in Boingo’s hot spots around the world for a monthly flat rate of $7.95.

802.11n draft 1.10 vote passes

The IEEE procedural letter ballot to approve 802.11n draft 1.10 and authorize a 30-day letter ballot of 802.11n Draft 2.0 passed last night. The vote had a 98% approval rate with 293 votes to approve, 6 to disapprove and 14 abstentions.

As a result of the vote, a 30 day technical letter ballot to approve and submit to sponsor ballot Draft 2.0 was immediately opened and will close on March 9. The technical letter ballot requires comments to be submitted along with each disapprove vote.

AirMagnet Secures U.S. Patent for Detecting Hidden WLAN Users

AirMagnet today announced that the company has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,130,289 for creating a method to expose hidden nodes in a wireless LAN (WLAN) environment. CTO Chia-Chee Kuan, as well as Chief Architect Miles Wu, and President and CEO Dean Au, developed the patented technology as a core component of wireless analysis to proactively identify and explain security and performance threats.

A hidden-node problem occurs when a wireless device, or node, cannot hear one or more of the other devices, causing the collision avoidance protocol to function improperly. Multiple devices attempt to transmit their data over the shared medium simultaneously and create signal interference with one another. By identifying hidden devices, the patented hidden-node detection technology helps network administrators minimize network downtime and lost productivity.

Verizon announces EVDO Rev A launch and USB modem

Verizon Wireless today announced it is launching its next-generation high-speed wireless broadband network in cities throughout the country.

Based on CDMA 1x Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) technology, customers in the areas of upgraded coverage can expect "average download speeds of 450-800 Kbps and average upload speeds of 300-400 Kbps".

AirMagnet upgrades laptop WLAN analyzer

AirMagnet today announced the latest version of its wireless security and performance troubleshooting solution. Laptop Analyzer 7.0 PRO's key features include a new user interface and ability to analyze sources of interference and troubleshoot devices that utilize the 4.9 GHz public safety band.

Broadcom adds two wireless headset Bluetooth chips

Broadcom today announced two new single-chip solutions aimed at wireless headset applications that support Bluetooth Version 2.0 with EDR. The duo support Broadcom's SmartAudio sound enhancement technology and are upgradeable to Bluetooth Version 2.1.

The BCM2047 is targeted at premium headset products and includes an integrated ARM AudioDE based digital signal processor for premium sound quality. The DSP can handle stereo SBC, MP3 and AAC compression algorithms.

The BCM2044 is intended for basic audio headsets that don't require extensive feature programmability. The ROM-based, single-chip device has the same low-power radio and audio architecture as the BCM2047 and also integrates a power management unit including "comprehensive" safety circuitry.

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