|Wireless remote data
Technologies and sample systems that gather sensor data across distances, usually via radio links. This includes general telemetry and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), especially for gathering data about wildlife, natural resources, and distributed energy systems.
Tuesday, May 06, 2003
OpenAP - Home
: "Here you can find the complete source code, build environment, and instructions for flashing an 802.11 access point with linux 2.4.17. The end product is a linux-based access point providing full wireless services, including multipoint to multipoint wireless bridging (802.1d), while at the same time distributing fully standard 802.11b connections to end users." Another alternative is Sputnik
(story on open sourced version here
). 10:33:24 PM
TV journalists' war gear grows smaller, better
: " Stockholm-based SWE-DISH Satellite Systems, says several of its SNG systems -- including the IPT Suitcase -- are being used by the networks, at prices ranging from $200,000 to $1.4 million. The U.S. military is also a customer: Troops will use the same units to send live images of the war to the U.S. Central Command control center in Qatar. A competing 75-pound SNG system, developed by Raytheon Corp. and Norway's Tandberg Television for NBC News, costs about $130,000. Eric Cooney, chief operating officer of Tandberg Television, said NBC has several ready for use. " 4:55:40 PM
VIA-SAT DATA SYSTEMS INC.
: "is a privately owned Canadian corporation operating in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was established in June 1988 as a result of an employee privatization proposal to amalgamate various hydrometeorological data collection programs at B.C. Hydro." Has projects in Asia that do water system data collection. 3:48:12 PM
Linux Appliance Software Adds 802.11
: Netmax appliance software, based on Red Hat, has vpn and firewall features and will add features to become a wifi access point as well. 2:11:54 PM