IBM is giving Wi-Fi networks the same mobility they are supposed to provide users. Usually, the access points, which contain the radios necessary to create a wireless network, stay in one place. But IBM and Boeing have helped create "droppable access points" for police and emergency officials. In a recent trial, according to IBM manager Suzanne Rutkowski, emergency officials put Wi-Fi access points around the Pentagon, creating an on-the-go network. Air Canada has also been using Wi-Fi networks to find people online about to miss their flights, then process their tickets and give them seat assignments on the fly, she said Tuesday. "We need to have these new applications," she said.
Once a one-trick pony, the wireless networking technology is now popping up in a variety of places, from the church to homes and offices, Peninsula Covenant Church parishioners in Redwood City, Calif., bring their Bibles, and their Palms, to Sunday Mass, A Wi-Fi access point--on the church's rooftop cross--beams them the text of a Sunday sermon and classic c1 case for apple iphone 7 and 8 - ruby an accompanying multimedia presentation, And in Houston, Wi-Fi is being used to create wireless billboards to replace the melange of scribbled notes on kitchen refrigerators that usually serve as a family bulletin board..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Although sales are doing well, the faulty satellites could endanger business, according to Timothy O'Neil, an analyst at equity research firm SoundView Technology Group. "There remains a high degree of uncertainty related to the performance of XM's satellites and whether insurance providers will cover losses associated with systemic anomalies on these satellites," said O'Neil, who downgraded XM Satellite's shares to "underperform" from "strong buy" on Monday. The stock has been flagging since January. After the downgrade, shares dropped Monday from $7.76 to close at $7.41, and were down to $7.30 in late trading Tuesday.
O'Neil said the company has not officially filed an insurance claim, but warned that the size of a claim needed to cover the $250 million satellites could make approval difficult, Aside from the financial impact the company would incur if its claims were rejected, O'Neil said there are other financial problems, The company will need around $360 million in funding to reach a cash-flow break-even point in late 2005, according to his calculations, Other analysts believe classic c1 case for apple iphone 7 and 8 - ruby the satellite problem is overblown..
"Speculation regarding the insurance industry's possible failure to perform on a potential series of claims is unfounded at this point," Merrill Lynch analyst Marc Nabi said. Lehman Brothers and Ladenburg, Thalmann & Co. have issued research notes advising investors to look at the fundamentals of the company and to ignore worries about insurance coverage. "Any problems are likely insured," said Lehman Brothers analyst William Kidd, who noted that the company has five-year insurance coverage on its in-orbit satellites.