Peacekeepers and NGOs are confronted with many similar communications problems when they find themselves in trouble spots where public order has broken down
Wireless technology may put doctors who don't rely on desktop computers and paper charts in a better position to treat their patients.
CMACS is a control and monitoring unit designed to measure remote site conditions and alert personnel by mobile phone SMS message if an alarm condition occurs. The site monitor may then be interrogated remotely by supervisory software for real-time measurement information or to take corrective action by activating digital outputs.
Belkin has released its Bluetooth access point with USB print server. It is suitable for small office/home office (SOHO) and mobile road warriors with devices enabled with Bluetooth technology needing to connect to networks as well as printers.
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) in the US and Motorola's Advanced Technology Center are developing three-dimensional switches and tiny fuel cells to improve the reception quality and extend the operating time for wireless communications and other wireless sensing devices.
In the future, mobile phone calls and television pictures could become a lot clearer thanks to tiny antennas thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair. At least that's the speculation of a University of Southern California researcher who has been investigating nanotube transistors.