Re: Broadband wireless
- From: "Robert S. Lobel" <RobertLobel@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 17:00:13 -0700
My office in Ontario has been using this service (from Verizon-$80/month)
for a few months and have found it to be quite slow.
"Jeffrey Kaufman" <jkaufman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have a customer who supplied his outside sales staff with laptops hooked
> up with Verizon. They found the service to be spotty, unreliable, and
> expensive. They eventually abandoned the laptops. How come yours works so
> well and in so many places?
> "Tony Gravagno" <g6q3x9lu53001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > I wanted to share some excitement with you folks.
> > I've started using broadband wireless and it absolutely rocks. This
> > is the same technology that was developed for the big overnight
> > shippers - where you can see online that you signed for a package,
> > just minutes after the fact. During the last week I've been
> > travelling and using my PC wherever I could get a mobile/cellular
> > signal, restaurants, client offices, friends' houses, forest preserve,
> > airports, and in my car (usually parked but it's fun checking maps on
> > the highway). I did some work on Jeff Caspari's website and some
> > coding for another client from my favorite little italian coffee shop
> > in Chicago - no Starbucks required. My wife wanted a certain kind of
> > tea from Chinatown, so while I was there she scanned an image of the
> > box and posted it to our website which I was able to see within
> > seconds. (From the box I was able to write the name in chinese on
> > paper to ask people who didn't speak english. Didn't find the tea
> > though *sigh*.)
> > The sense of freedom and convenience is amazing. I am absolutely
> > stoked on this stuff. This is the way computing is going and in a
> > short time I know everyone will take this for granted. For now I feel
> > like the drug dealer has given me a taste of his candy and I'm too
> > high to refuse buying more..
> > Special thanks to Zumasys, Paul Giobbi, and his excellent team for
> > providing hardware, setup, services, support, and information!!
> > Now back in the office, being wired even to a cable modem seems so
> > primitive. I'm tempted to pop in the wireless card and setup office
> > in my back yard by the pond - which still doesn't compare to Richard
> > Ginsburg's, but it's getting there. :)
> > I have a couple clients who could use this technology for sales people
> > in the field. Right now they're using a disconnected application on
> > their laptops which stores data locally and then the data is sync'd
> > whenever the sales rep gets back to the office. With broadband
> > wireless they can check their customer orders, file new orders,
> > allocate inventory, and all sorts of other features right from their
> > customers' offices, or right after an appointment. The same goes for
> > another application I know of where social workers visit families and
> > take notes on paper and then key the data later. All of this double
> > entry and latency can be eliminated with broadband wireless and a
> > regular laptop - or a tablet PC or a PDA.
> > For developers and service providers, it's really great to be able to
> > get online to check mail or make code changes for a client. I don't
> > need to go through the last minute rush of loading my PC with
> > everything I need before a trip, worrying about how much a hotel will
> > charge for net access, how much time I'm spending on someone's phone
> > line, or whether someone is going to send me too big of an attachment.
> > And when going to a conference like Spectrum, it's really convenient
> > to be able to show someone a website, download data, or just check
> > e-mail at break time.
> > OK, enough from the "kid in the candystore", you get the idea, I need
> > to calm down and get back to work. If any of you are interested in
> > breaking the wire for your users, please call Zumasys or me - I would
> > be very excited about helping some of you to open up access to your
> > applications with this stuff.
> > Regards,
> > Tony
> > TG@ removethisNebula-RnD .com
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