Meru Networks security module designed to jam transmissions from rogue Wi-Fi APs

Meru Networks’ electronic warfare-style radio scrambling and jamming technology for wireless local-area networks is a new approach to security that other vendors will probably mimic, according to one industry analyst.Last month, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Workers used to Wi-Fi cafes will want the same at work

I’m glad that’s the case. Years ago, I helped start a training organization for employees of a software firm. We didn’t have our own classroom, so I’d have to set up a boardroom

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Luigi Benetton

NTP’s patent suit against Research in Motion is pointless because NTP does not have a product

At press time, a U.S. District Court in Virginia was scheduled to hear a request from NTP Inc. to issue a new injunction that would effectively make the BlackBerry unavailable in the U.S.

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Teaching hospital uses video over IP to reduce workload of instructors

While video over IP isn't new, the University Health Network is using it in a new way: to digitally record, replay and critique simulated patient exams.The UHN's Paul B. Helliwell Centre for Medical

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Defeat of government puts kybosh on copyright, Web traffic snooping legislation

The collapse of Paul Martin’s minority government last month will kill off — at least temporarily — several pieces of proposed legislation to change the way copyright is handled electronically and how police

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Shane Schick

CRTC telecom competition report notes role of strong wireless carriers

For the fifth and final year, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission has reported on the status of competition in Canadian telecommunications markets. But despite the end of its legislative obligation, the CRTC

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Elisabeth Ostiguy

Hospital still uses ISDN for Trinidad link, rolls out mobile video conferencing unit

Hospital for Sick Children has an international reputation, and many children travel from outside Canada for care at Sick Kids. But thanks to video conferencing, physicians at Canada's largest pediatric hospital are now

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Grant Buckler

You want to have it but do you need it?

Internet Protocol (IP) networks have brought dramatic changes in video conferencing. IP connections are replacing the traditional Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) connections, making video conferencing easier and more reliable and allowing almost

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Grant Buckler

CompTIA rolls out RFID exam with questions on physics, design selection

The exam will focus on various issues associated with maintenance and deployment of RFID, including troubleshooting, tag knowledge, design selection, site analysis, RF physics and peripherals.Together with subject matter experts from firms like

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Neil Sutton

Cisco ANS designed to make software work faster over a wide-area network

ANS encompasses product groups that have been previously announced, including wide-area network application engine (WAE), but is also part of Cisco’s Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA), which the vendor describes as a “framework” that

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Battle for control over Web being fought on several fronts

The recent attempt by some countries to place control of the Internet under the United Nations achieved very little success. This result could be viewed as a victory by those who fear a

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Ron Scott

Security fears over electronic patient records blown out of proportion

Most would probably say, “This is too much information; why are you telling me this?”So what’s with the near obsession with security of medical information? Sure, health care organizations must be diligent in

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Security, disaster planning, regulations all drive demand for CDP technology

Although a recent survey shows that only half of North American firms rely on continuous data protection to safeguard changes to corporate information, companies need it “to stay in business,” as one analyst

Published on: January 29th, 2006 Fawzia Sheikh

Engineering consulting firm replaces stand-alone file servers with WAFS

Employees in different locations often work on the same project or proposal, and need to access the same files. But with a network of 450,000 files and 300 GB of storage, trading files

Published on: December 12th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach