Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.
Datatel will be releasing an updated version of its mobile campus app in October. Release 1.1 of Mobile Access (MOX) will add support for Google Android smartphones and Blackberry devices.
San Jacinto College in Texas has begun work on a five-year, $5 million project to upgrade its network infrastructure and introduce voice over IP to its three campuses.
AbleNet has launched SoundingBoard, an app for iOS devices that allows teachers to build communication boards for students with verbal communication disabilities.
Apple is bringing wireless printing to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The company announced Wednesday the release of the AirPrint beta to its iOS development community.
A group of researchers at the University of California, San Diego are working on the engineering challenge of reducing the power requirements of ever more powerful processors in smart phones by introducing specialized processors to take over some of the workload.
In the wake of a recent downgrade to its worldwide PC forecast, market research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) this week significantly upgraded its forecast for converged mobile devices, also known as smart phones. The company also forecast dramatically increased market share for Android and Windows Mobile at the expense of both Symbian and Apple's iOS.
Palm has unveiled the next generation of its mobile OS platform--webOS 2.0--and made the SDK available via the SDK Early Access Program.
Spurred by students’ voracious appetites for smartphones and broadband mobile devices, demand for wireless service and bandwidth-intensive mobile applications has grown dramatically at Texas A&M University. Faced with this challenge, the university had two alternatives: deploy new microcell sites for each operator, or deploy a shared network of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Texas A&M’s solution provides a glimpse into the communications challenges that many universities face today.
A lengthy list of institutions has signed on for emergency notification services from Omnilert this summer, among them, Central Texas College in Killeen, TX; Hanover College in Indiana; Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN; and Palo Alto University in California.