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  • March 17, 2006 17 Mar'06

    CeBIT suppliers fail Wi-Fi security test

    More than half the wireless networks used at the CeBIT IT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, last week were vulnerable to hackers because they had no encryption protection, research has revealed.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    RFID tags could be exposed to viruses

    European researchers are to demonstrate it is possible to insert software viruses into radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking tags.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Wireless special report: Remote revolution

    Establishing the balance between effective security and business benefit poses a major challenge for the IT department. Alison Connolly reports

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    National Express trials coach-based Wi-Fi

    National Express has begun a trial of wireless access systems on its coaches travelling between London and Cambridge.

  • March 14, 2006 14 Mar'06

    Switch to RFID 'could take 15 years'

    It could be 15 years before radio frequency identification (RFID) tags become universal in retail, according to German supermarket giant Metro Group, which is running a pioneering pilot of the technology.

  • March 13, 2006 13 Mar'06

    European Commission backs easier wireless development platform

    The European Commission has backed a new wireless development platform that will make it easier and cheaper for service providers and users to develop and adopt mixed wireless technologies.

  • March 10, 2006 10 Mar'06

    CeBIT: European Commission to consult over RFID use

    The European Commission has used CeBIT to launch a major European-wide consultation into the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

  • March 09, 2006 09 Mar'06

    National Express trial coach-based Wi-Fi

    National Express has launched a trial wireless access systems on its coaches travelling between between London and Cambridge.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Intel brings forward Wimax plans

    Intel is bringing forward its Wimax long range wireless data plans, with the introduction of laptop data cards before the year is out.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Ofcom auctions clears path to local GSM

    Communications regulator Ofcom has launched its first spectrum auction, which will enable mobile operators to run low-power GSM services.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Sun offers easier RFID deployment with updated software

    Sun Microsystems has introduced a new version of its radio frequency identification (RFID) software, to make it easier for firms to deploy and manage RFID networks.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Lower costs on the cards as Nokia gets serious on Wi-Fi convergence

    Integrating mobile phones into a corporate wireless local area network was a feature of the 3GSM conference in Barcelona.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Lack of RFID skills will stall roll-outs

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology adoption rates will suffer because of a lack of skills in the field.

  • February 27, 2006 27 Feb'06

    University bans Wi-Fi over cancer fears

    A Canadian university has banned the use of Wi-Fi on campus through fears that the electromagnetic forces generated could cause cancer.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Patient tagging cuts identity mix-ups

    A Birmingham hospital trust is to give patients undergoing chest or ear, nose and throat surgery RFID tags to prevent identity mix-ups.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    City of London gets Wi-Fi cloud

    The City of London will roll out a Wi-Fi network over the next six months, to give City workers and visitors access to the internet in the streets and open spaces across the Square Mile.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Will Microsoft give Blackberry the blues?

    Users will need to choose between the promise of a wide range of applications and an established product as Microsoft launches its push e-mail service at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona last week.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Course offers IT professionals accelerated training on RFID

    IT professionals seeking to work on deployments of radio frequency identification tags are being offered an accelerated learning course in the technology.

  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    GSM Association and Intel jointly promote laptop 3G connectivity

    The GSM Association and Intel are to jointly promote the bundling of 3G and higher-speed HSDPA wireless data technology into laptops.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    News in brief

    Short takes from this week's news

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Converged mobile systems promise cost savings

    Suppliers will use 3GSM to showcase a range of converged mobile devices. Avaya, Alcatel, Cisco, Motorola and Nokia are among suppliers set to discuss how they have integrated 3G mobile handsets with Wi-Fi, fixed lines and IP-based private branch ...

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Chip manufacturers join forces to support combined 3G/Wi-Fi

    Atheros Communications and Qualcomm have joined forces to develop and manufacture a range of wireless chips that can be used in phones operating on both 3G and Wi-Fi networks.

  • February 10, 2006 10 Feb'06

    Virgin promises Wi-Fi to overcome connectivity problems

    Virgin Trains is planning to roll out Wi-Fi services on its trains, despite many users of mobile data cards and even mobile phone users complaining of difficulties in getting an adequate connection on existing services.

  • February 10, 2006 10 Feb'06

    Phones at risk of drive by attacks

    A number of mobile phones from Sony Ericsson are vulnerable to remote attack from a “drive-by” technique.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    Ford IT leaders co-ordinate global RFID effort

    IT managers from Ford's US and European manufacturing businesses met last week to co-ordinate their RFID projects.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    Asda to begin testing RFID tags as Wal-Mart extends worldwide trial

    The use of radio frequency identification technology is becoming more widespread across all industry sectors. We look at how firms are using it to streamline their operations

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    TNT rolls out RFID along supply chain

    Delivery provider TNT Express is expanding its multimillion-pound RFID programme in trials to optimise global supply chains.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Software defined radio system holds out the hope of full wireless interoperability

    Emerging technology will enable mobiles to access different frequencies

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Lan-speed mobile technology to be showcased at 3GSM conference

    Broadband-speed mobile technology will be showcased at this year's 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona in the second week of February.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    Radio tagging out of tune on ROI

    Some 12% of manufacturing, retail/wholesale and logistics companies in western Europe are reviewing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, according to a survey by IDC. Another 5% are already piloting it.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Symbian mobiles targeted by three Trojans

    Three new malicious Trojans aimed at mobile phones running the Symbian operating system have been released into the wild.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Wal-Mart tests RFID data integration system

    Retailer Wal-Mart is testing a system to integrate data taken from radio frequency identification tags with automated electronic data interchange information.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Doubts over returns hinder RFID take-up

    Few Western European manufacturing, retail, wholesale, and logistics companies piloted or were planning to pilot radio frequency identification technology in 2005.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    First draft for 802.11n due to be approved

    The IEEE standards committee is expected to adopt a first draft of the 802.11n specification this week. The 802.11n specification is designed to improve the bandwidth of wireless networks, supporting at least 100mbps, according to the IEEE.

  • January 20, 2006 20 Jan'06

    Fast Wi-Fi speeds on the way

    Much higher Wi-Fi speeds are on the way, following a decision by the IEEE standards body to approve the 802.11n standard.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Potential WiMax users left waiting

    The certification of the first official WiMax long-range wireless broadband has been delayed.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    RFID growing fast

    A report by analyst Regan, Jacob and Sydney says 2006 will be the year when radio frequency identification (RFID) crosses the chasm into mainstream maturity.

  • January 18, 2006 18 Jan'06

    Wal-Mart advances its RFID system

    Wal-Mart Stores is testing a system to integrate data taken from radio frequency identification (RFID) tags with automated electronic data interchange (EDI) information.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    RFID tagging used to fight back against counterfeit drug problem

    The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly using radio frequency identification tags to control prescription distribution, a meeting of the BCS South Wales branch heard earlier this month.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Western Europe sees gradual RFID take-up

    Western European companies are still at the early stages of implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, but the take-up is gradually going up.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Wi-Fi security flaw hits Windows

    A Microsoft Windows feature that allows PCs to automatically search for Wi-Fi connections could be exploited by hackers.

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    MPs blast parliament's IT

    The House of Commons Administration Committee has slammed the IT facilities available to new MPs and called on Westminster to consider making a secure wireless Lan available.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    Bodies link to reduce net frequency clashes

    Wireless networking trade groups are joining forces to improve data networking speeds and reduce interference between technologies.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    Wi-Fi phone offers IP calls via hotspots

    Vonage has launched a Wi-Fi phone that subscribers to its voice over IP service can use to make phone calls using public wireless hotspots.

  • January 09, 2006 09 Jan'06

    Pfizer to use RFID to beat counterfeiters

    Pfizer is to start using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on its US shipments of Viagra to help tackle counterfeiters of the male sexual performance drug.

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    US begins major RFID passport trial

    As the debate rumbles on around the use of smartcards and advanced biometrics as a means of establishing identity within organisations, the US government is making strides to take such technologies into the public domain.

  • January 05, 2006 05 Jan'06

    Skype launches Wi-Fi VoIP phone

    Skype and Netgear are the latest firms to offer a Wi-Fi phone that works on voice over IP networks.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    New Wi-Fi hotspots to support four million users

    Wi-Fi operator The Cloud is creating widespread wireless hotspots in a clutch of UK towns and cities.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    US tests RFID passports at San Francisco airport

    The US Department of Homeland Security is to begin a major trial of passports embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips at San Francisco International Airport this month.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Use of Wi-Fi up but concerns over hotspot cost and security remain

    Sales of Wi-Fi-enabled devices have increased 64% this year and will exceed 120 million units before the year is out, according to research firm In-Stat. But analysts said many organisations are still wary of the technology.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Wireless groups work together to improve performance

    Several wireless networking trade groups are joining forces to improve data networking speeds and reduce interference between their technologies.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Vonage launches Wi-Fi phone

    Vonage is this week launching a Wi-Fi phone that subscribers to its voice over IP service can use to make phone calls using wireless hot spots in public spaces.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Stock exchange offers web service for SMEs

    The London Stock Exchange has developed a hosted web service to give firms with a small market capitalisation and those listed on the alternative investment market a cost-effective online investor relations presence.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Panasonic dumps GSM for 3G Linux

    Panasonic is ending development of GSM mobile phones and will concentrate instead on 3G Linux-based phones, which are already popular in Asia.

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    Huge growth in demand for Wi-Fi devices

    Sales of Wi-Fi-enabled devices have increased 64% this year and will exceed 120m units before the year is out.

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Docklands spawns Europe's biggest Wi-Fi zone

    The busiest commercial district of London’s Docklands in now one big Wi-Fi zone after experts were brought in create an optimised network for the Canary Wharf area.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Step 2: Server placement

    With wireless networks proliferating it is a good idea to understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Contributor and Microsoft MVP Brien Posey details the necessary steps in this step-by-step guide.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Step 6: Configuring wireless clients

    With wireless networks proliferating it is a good idea to understand what it takes to build a VPN for a wireless gateway. Contributor and Microsoft MVP Brien Posey details the necessary steps in this step-by-step guide.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Wireless security: Public Wi-Fi could open security holes

    A Michigan county is working to give everyone within its borders wireless Internet access. But when it comes to security, users are on their own.

  • November 20, 2005 20 Nov'05

    Wireless security crucial to railway safety

    A transportation firm uses wireless technology to keep the trains running on time. But securing mobile devices isn't easy when they're spread across the globe.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Wireless security: Companies deal with software updates

    A health care provider found it could use wireless technology to dramatically boost patient care. But first it had to figure out how to deploy security updates over a wireless network.

  • November 16, 2005 16 Nov'05

    Cisco enters municipal Wi-Fi market

    Cisco is trying to carve out a piece of the growing wireless municipal broadband market by launching a new range of wireless “mesh” network products.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Ofcom brings down cost of RFID

    UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has set aside free spectrum to allow users to introduce cheaper and more flexible radio frequency identification tagging.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Cisco alerts users to security flaw affecting large Wi-Fi networks

    Users have been warned of a security flaw in Cisco wireless local area network controllers that could allow attackers to send malicious traffic on secured Wi-Fi networks.

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Ofcom enables cheaper and flexible RFID

    UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has set aside free spectrum to allow users to introduce cheaper and more flexible radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging.

  • November 07, 2005 07 Nov'05

    Sun plans RFID system to track non-networked technology assets

    Sun is planning a radio frequency identification system that will combine the abilities of its existing IT asset management platforms with RFID to track IT equipment that is not connected to a network. The system can be applied to tracking other ...

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    Cisco patches Wi-Fi hole

    Cisco has closed a security flaw in its wireless Lan controllers could let attackers send malicious traffic to secured Wi-Fi networks.

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    News in brief

    Short takes from this week's news

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    Sun plans pervasive RFID

    Sun is planning a radio frequency identification (RFID) system that will combine the abilities of its existing IT asset management platforms with RFID to track non-networked items such as hospital equipment and office furniture.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Waiting for the WiMax wireless revolution

    WiMax promises to reduce costs and extend the range of mobile internet access. But with many obstacles still to overcome, it will not be viable for business just yet .

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Users look for better IT from logistics suppliers

    Users of third-party logistics companies are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with some of their providers' IT capabilities, according to a global study of 1,100 companies.

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    Market in RFID technology set to expand

    The world market in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for retail generated revenues of more than $400m (£2,265m) last year and are expected to increase to more than 10 times that figure by 2011, new research has revealed.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Standard aims to boost voice over IP quality

    A specification that should improve the quality of voice and video data on wireless local area networks has received approval from the IEEE.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Wireless guest access gets security boost

    An access control product from Bluesocket makes it easier for network admins to provide secure and differentiated guest access to wireless networks and manage traffic flow.

  • October 17, 2005 17 Oct'05

    Consortium wants standard for high-speed wireless Lans

    The Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC) has published its draft specification, designed to quickly bring to market higher-speed wireless Lans.

  • October 12, 2005 12 Oct'05

    BEA acquires RFID specialist

    BEA Systems has acquired radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware solutions company ConnecTerra for an undisclosed sum.

  • October 11, 2005 11 Oct'05

    Kimberly-Clark trials SAP RFID

    Hygiene product company Kimberly-Clark is trialling a radio frequency identification system jointly developed with enterprise software firm SAP. The ERP supplier said the technology would be the foundation for its next generation of RFID software ...

  • October 10, 2005 10 Oct'05

    Wi-Fi standards battle hots up

    Leading Wi-Fi chip manufacturers are to introduce a new transmission technology in an attempt to force through a faster solution via the standards process.

  • October 07, 2005 07 Oct'05

    Getting the blues from Bluetooth

    It seems as if security goes in one ear and out of the other when supposedly 'security- aware' office workers leave their buildings and turn on their mobiles and PDAs.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    WiFi voice and video quality standard wins approval

    A specification that should improve the quality of voice and video on wireless Lans has received approval from the IEEE standards body.

  • October 06, 2005 06 Oct'05

    Maspro extends WiFi range to rival WiMax

    A Japanese manufacturer of wireless communications equipment has developed a transmission system for 802.11-based WiFi networks that rivals the new long-range WiMax technology.

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    News in brief

    Short takes from this week's news

  • October 03, 2005 03 Oct'05

    Meadowhall takes control of wireless airspace

    Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield has enlisted wireless specialist Red-M to develop a wireless data operating policy to control the access and management of its airspace.

  • September 30, 2005 30 Sep'05

    Siemens buys Garderos for wireless integration platform

    Siemens has strengthened its wireless broadband offering to operators with the takeover of Garderos for an undisclosed sum.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    PDAs and mobiles left open to 'Bluesnarfing'

    Businesses are at risk of losing confidential data to hackers asoffice workers leave their Bluetooth-enabled PDAs and mobile phones unsecured.

  • September 26, 2005 26 Sep'05

    Meadowhall takes control of its wireless airspace

    Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield has brought in wireless specialist Red-M to develop a wireless data operating policy to control the access and management of its airspace.

  • September 23, 2005 23 Sep'05

    Bluetooth-toting workers vulnerable to data attacks

    Businesses are at risk of losing confidential data to hackers as office workers leave their Bluetooth-enabled PDAs and mobile phones unsecured.

  • September 22, 2005 22 Sep'05

    Free Wi-Fi access firm launches

    Free-hotspot.com has launched this week to build a free Wi-Fi access network for business travellers and consumers.

  • September 20, 2005 20 Sep'05

    Cisco integrates RFID into switches and routers

    Cisco Systems has unveiled plans to integrate RFID (radio frequency identification) capabilities in its switches and routers.

  • September 16, 2005 16 Sep'05

    UCLH builds UK's biggest Wi-Fi network

    University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust has created the UK’s largest single wireless network to support 7,000 users across eight hospitals.

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