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It could help improve the safety of vessels at sea. It could help with fighting terrorism. Doug Cline is a man with a mission: to introduce wireless vessel tracking to the maritime world. Here WBT talks to Cline and his associates on the Foresight Project and learns that, while it may seem pretty straightforward technically, there are major political roadblocks ahead. Off the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, an unidentified freighter slows to minimum control speed and lowers a ladder as a supply boat pulls alongside. Despite the inky blackness, no lights are used as a shipboard hoist lowers a cable and returns a rectangular crate into the waiting hands of a work gang on the darkened deck. It has already disappeared below before three men make their way up the ladder and hurry aft. Within minutes, the ship has accelerated back up to speed and continues its jou... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Borland

  SYS-CON Radio interviews Todd Olson of Borland about its Together Solutions business unit. Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)

The Race is On to Wireless

Denise Lahey is the chief executive officer of OracleMobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corp. In her five-year tenure at Oracle, Ms. Lahey created Oracle's mobile product strategy and then orchestrated the development of new products to fulfill that strategy. Ms. Lahey also inked strategic partnerships between Oracle and other wireless technology innovators like Motorola, Palm Computing, and Symbian. As the first employee in the division, Ms. Lahey built Oracle's Mobile Product group to over 125 people worldwide. Today she leads OracleMobile's growing team to deliver on ... (more)

What's Up at Palm?

Interview with Ted Ladd, formerly lead evangelist, Platform Group, Palm, Inc. WBT: Can you tell us a little about the two recent Palm releases - the m100 and the Palm VIIx? TL: Let me answer, if I may, from a platform perspective. (When I say Palm I am including the Palm device business and the Palm licensees team - like Sony, Nokia, Motorola.) Handheld devices right now are separating into two different segments. The first segment is for your grandmother. These are low-cost devices with basic functionality, tried-and-true technologies aimed at people who need handheld computers b... (more)

Wireless in the News…

There have been a lot of hot wireless topics in current events as of late, a trend indicative of the continuing acceptance of wireless in the mainstream consumer market. In this month's editorial, I'd like to weigh in on a few of the biggest issues. Wireless Security When most people think of wireless security, the image of rogue criminals driving around the city in vans, trying to steal your cell phone number, tends to come to mind. What's more important to remember, the current way wireless data is being stolen is directly from the mainframe. The security of your personal data... (more)