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Cisco ties wireless to switch

Leveraging the functionality of its Structured Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN)

Enhanced security, quality on tap for Wi-Fi in 2004

Two key improvements for the security and performance quality of Wi-Fi devices are scheduled to reach wireless network users this year as the adoption of wireless technology continues to grow within businesses and home users.

Putting the ‘enterprise’ into wireless LANs

As wireless LANs have rocketed into the consciousness of corporate managers in the past year or so, existing and prospective vendors in that space have been quick to point out how not to build a WLAN.

Wal-Mart begins RFID trial

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. began testing the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging at seven stores and a regional distribution centre in Texas on Friday, in anticipation of a wider rollout of the technology that the company hopes will eventually replace bar codes.

Wi-Fi Planet: Standards battle muzzles voice over Wi-Fi

Voice-over-WLAN (VoWLAN) technology is supposed to help end-users stay in touch with customers and colleagues even when they

Companies talk RFID at conference

With RFID technology becoming more of a hot topic, some industry insiders sat down at the Global Supply Chain, RFID and GTIN Standards Conference in Toronto to discuss the benefits and the realities of the technology.

Telcos’ WiMax delays may lead to technology delays

WiMax may hold out the promise of cheap wireless broadband available anywhere, but it will face an uphill battle against increasingly popular proprietary alternatives before it can become widespread, according to a study.

Expert releases Cisco wireless hacking tool

One day after it disclosed a security vulnerability in a wireless networking product, Cisco Systems Inc. must contend with a new threat

Satellite firm to help provinces better fight forest fires

Ottawa-based GMC Guardian Mobility Corporation, which has developed a satellite communication technology that locates people or items across remote areas, announced last month that it is shipping its remote tracking and monitoring product to customers in Canada and the United States.

Consumer packaged goods firms: No quick ROI from RFID

Major consumer packaged goods manufacturers don't foresee any quick return from adding radio frequency identification technology to their packaging and distribution systems. Instead, they view it as the cost of doing business with major customers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has mandated the use of RFID tags starting next year.

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