Wireless Lan

Creative Zen X-Fi

Creative Technologies hasn't made a particularly big name for itself with its range of Zen MP3 players, but it's one of the more popular manufacturers of accessories such as speaker systems for portable media players.

Sunday, 13 July, 2008, 12:00am

Tap dance

To tap into wireless internet environments from the home and office to airports and coffee shops, users of notebook computers must get their A, B and G links in order. These are the high-speed, wireless networking standards - 802.11a, b and g - that have been installed in Hong Kong and abroad.

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Events diary

Friday, Jan 21, HK: Consumer price index for December 2004 released.

Tuesday, Jan 25, HK: New World Telecom and Global Crossing organise a conference entitled 'The next generation network extends business excellence'. HKCEC.

20 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Budget limits barrier to improving security

Many Hong Kong companies do not understand network security issues, particularly when compared with the state and private sectors in the mainland.

Jason Chan, of network company 3Com, says security is one of the most important issues in the spread of networking - but it is difficult to get people in Hong Kong to understand this.

24 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

ISPs will need licences from Ofta to establish wireless networks

The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) plans to monitor provision of wireless local area network (WLan) services by requiring Internet service providers (ISP) to apply for a class licence before deployment.

It is also opening new frequency bands for less-common WLan standards 802.11a and 802.11g.

18 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Agents serve LAN clients on the road

THE era of wireless computing only began to dawn in recent years and with it came many hopes and unfulfilled dreams.

Foremost among those dreams was the promise of computing anywhere at anytime - connecting to corporate networks, public information services and like from any place on the globe.

27 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Seminars growing in region

THE fast growth of mobile communications technologies in Asia has prompted two new conferences on wireless systems to be held at various regional capitals in May, June and July.

25 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Tangle over wireless ideas

IF there is one city in the world that might make a sound economic case for the introduction of wireless local area network (LAN) technology into its cramped and over-worked offices, it would be Hong Kong.

The argument is simple enough. The outrageously-priced property market in Hong Kong has done much to keep the territory's business community on its toes - literally.

6 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Wireless ideas to kill off cables

THE present and anticipated demand for ''intelligent office space'', along with the competitive nature of the office market, has spurred Hong Kong developers to take into account factors which were previously neglected.

17 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Business adopts military technique

ALTHOUGH originally developed for military purposes, spread spectrum technology is finally reaching its true potential through widespread commercial use.

Today, its effect on second generation wireless local area networks (LANs) is such that wireless is rapidly approaching the performance levels of its wired cousins.

20 Apr 1993 - 12:00am