Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:31:44 PM.

General networking
Data network connectivity developments, networking business news, and related computing items.


daily link  Saturday, April 17, 2004


Army Awards $32 Million Contract to Improve iRobot's PackBot:  Nifty remote control "toy-like" tank.  Uses WiFi, Linux, compact flash memory and video camera.  Soldiers use it to examine and detonate bombs or mines.  iRobot also makes the Roomba vacuum cleaner.  The military spec version (400 G of force, sand and mud, 15 mph, etc) sells for $50,000 and up.

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Creditel PowerSwipe:  "Mobile sales pros, small businesses, and flea marketeers, take note: You can now use a cell phone to take credit card payments anywhere you have access to Nextel's wireless network. The Creditel PowerSwipe is a phone-based credit card machine that frees you from needing a landline to process transactions. .. Creditel claims its security technology makes the system more secure than an ATM machine."  $250 plus $12/mo plus .15/transaction.  2:42:00 PM  permalink  

D-Link Ships Wireless Presentation Gateway: "The D-Link Wireless Presentation Gateway eliminates the cables between the projector and the PC, providing contiguous access for multiple presenters to deliver presentations in a group environment. "  Smart wifi application.  Gateway plugs into projector, costs $250.

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