responsive vendors, new solutions
At the 2004 CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment Show (San
Francisco), CTIA lead Steve Largent (right) and vendors showed off technologies
that will fit right in to the academic computing environment. New entry
ballyho'ed fresh spins on traditional media delivery technologies for application/commerce
services, content management/fulfillment,/asset protection and promotion.
touted Wi-Fi solutions that push content to handheld devices, enabling organizations
to deliver to cell phones and PDAs everything from ringtones to eBooks.
Verizon Wireless (www.verizon.com)
rolled out new services to facilitate wireless VoIP. PalmOne (www.palmone.com)
showed off its new handheld operating system and products at $200 or under
(ideal for higher ed students, professors, and staffers). Linksys, a division
of Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com),
unveiled new products that help users easily set up affordable wireless
networks at home.