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Cab company picks up wireless POS across entire fleet

Crown Taxi has installed wireless point-of-sale (POS) devices in all its vehicles. Thanks to terminals from Vancouver-based EXcape Business Transactions Inc. Crown said its end result is a ten-fold increase in credit card

Published on: February 11th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

Rogers AT&T Wireless phones to use Microsoft OS

Microsoft is taking a double-barreled approach to the wireless market that will recognize the split between voice and data-centric business users.The software company formed an alliance with Toronto-based Rogers AT&T Wireless that will

Published on: February 5th, 2003 Shane Schick

Intel pushes system builders towards ‘whitebook’ market

BANFF, Alta. -- System builders have lost more white box business to notebooks than to tier one PC manufacturers who sell direct, according to a senior Intel executive.Speaking at the System Builder Breakaway

Published on: February 4th, 2003 Paolo Del Nibletto

Mobile vendors to carriers: Give us interoperability

Canadian carriers need to make some serious changes before the mobile market can improve, according to a panel of wireless specialists.Representatives from Sierra Wireless, Nokia, Palmsource and Research in Motion spoke Tuesday at

Published on: February 4th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Time is right for public WLANs: Bell Canada

TORONTO — Taking advantage of its existing pay phone infrastructure, Bell Canada plans to create a national public access network based on the 802.11b wireless LAN standard. As part of the Bell AccessZone

Published on: January 31st, 2003 Liam Lahey

Network coverage, bandwidth, pricing are key selection criteria: AirIQ VP

Keeping track of company assets can be a challenge for any business. But when those assets routinely travel hundreds or thousands of kilometres at a time — as courier, rental or shipping vehicles

Published on: January 29th, 2003 Saleem Khan

McGill chooses WiFi to power student network

A partnership between Colubris Networks and McGill University, aims to reduce the time students wait in line to access the Internet. Laval, Que.-based Colubris Networks Inc. announced Monday that it was been chosen

Published on: January 27th, 2003 Monika Rola

Wi-Fi steals Bluetooth’s thunder

Let's face it — Bluetooth, once declared The Next Big Thing in connectivity, hasn't lived up to the overblown expectations that accompanied the launch of the standard for short-range wireless connectivity.According to the

Published on: January 23rd, 2003 Dave Webb

Will The Wireless Bubble Burst?

What's a mobile enterprise user to do? The evolution of converged wireless voice and data networks in Canada is beginning to peak. Both Rogers AT&T Wireless and Microcell Telecommunications Inc.'s GSM/GPRS networks have

Published on: January 23rd, 2003 Liam Lahey

Ericsson Canada general manager predicts 3G wireless rollout within next 18 months

Third-generation (3G) services will be available through out most of North America within five years, and carriers will offer roaming between their 3G networks, says Mark Henderson general manager of Ericsson Canada. Henderson,

Published on: January 15th, 2003 ITBusiness Staff

Add ‘detecting unauthorized wireless access points’ to your job description

As wireless LANs are adopted by more and more workplaces, IT managers are being presented with a whole new set of challenges. While the old adage that prior planning prevents poor performance is

Published on: January 15th, 2003 Jeff Jedras

Ask the right questions before adding wireless access to enterprise apps

Will a wireless implementation give workers at your company better access to corporate information systems? Are your mobile workers carrying around outdated information?These are just two of the many questions IT managers should

Published on: January 15th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

UBC wireless LAN to span one million square metres

Students at the University of British Columbia have probably come to expect the long lineups at the Student Services department, where they are often sent back home for more information before they can

Published on: January 14th, 2003 Shane Schick

Telephony trio partner for seamless roaming products

Making the workforce seamlessly mobile is the goal for Avaya, Motorola and Proxim, but an IDC analyst wonders what happens when the workers have nowhere to go.The Avaya Inc., Motorola Inc., and Proxim

Published on: January 14th, 2003 Monika Rola

Mobile expertise leads e-billing firm to buy Davinci

U.S. electronic bill payment and presentment firm <a href=http://www.csgsystems.comCSG Systems has bought Toronto's Davinci Technologies, primarily for its mobile technology.Steve Borelli, executive director of new products for Englewood, Colo.-based CSG, said that the

Published on: January 14th, 2003 Neil Sutton