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The Value of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) for Rugged Mobile Computers

IEEE and industry standards define how a Wi-Fi radio interoperates with a wireless LAN infrastructure, and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal ensures interoperability. For many organizations that rely on mobile computers, however, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is not enough. These organizations need assurance that their mobile computers will interoperate with a Cisco wireless LAN infrastructure and support Cisco wireless LAN innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. The Cisco Compatible seal gives organizations the assurance that they seek.

The Connected Highway

Both the connected car and highway are complex RF environments. While OEMs will have a key role in developing their own value proposition of the connected car, the premise of it remains very much the same. Enabling a safer, more efficient highway system while empowering motorists through data is certainly the future of the automotive industry, but many more steps need to occur before it can be fully realized. Both the connected highway and its connected car stand to benefit from a robust end-to-end infrastructure that allows the efficient process and propagation of life-critical, actionable data.

Laird’s Connectivity Solutions Helps Airthings Wave Bring Wireless innovations to Smart Radon Monitoring.

Airthings Wave Smart Radon Dectectors Utilize Laird’s SaBLE-x Bluetooth Wireless Modules to Provide Homeowners both Real-Time and Long-Term Indoor Air Quality Data Intelligence.

When bringing innovative new technologies to market that establish an entirely new category of wireless products, being first-to-market with an intuitive, dependable solution is key to establishing the critical leadership position in that emerging category. For Airthings, leading innovators in radon detection technology, getting their newest solution for homeowners to market in record time was paramount to their new product’s success.

NLMK Installs Remote Control on Shipping Crane

NLMK, a leading international steel company which produces a comprehensive range of flat and long steel products, recently installed a Laird LRC-M1/CT24 radio remote control on a shipping crane at their Sharon, Pennsylvania facility. Following a rebuild in 2004, the 1955 P&H Overhead Crane was equipped with a radio control and in September 2012 the company decided to update the radio remote control system.

802.11n and Medical Devices

With throughput much greater than that available with previous wireless local area networking (WLAN) standards, the IEEE 802.11n standard has had a significant impact on the WLAN, or Wi-Fi, industry. Most of today’s WLAN infrastructure products support 802.11n, and support on client devices is growing.

Putting 802.11n on laptops and other general-purpose client devices makes sense if those devices need a throughput boost. Most medical devices don’t need higher throughput. Because those devices may be used for five years or longer, consider dual-band 802.11n for them now if you can get it for a modest price premium.