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Created 1/20/2005

Industry Events -- CES 2005 Emerging Technologies

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

January 6-9, 2005    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

We organized and moderated an "Emerging Technologies" session covering new wireless networking technologies in three areas:

  • Metropolitan areas (covering a town or city): WiMAX/802.16
  • Local areas (within a building): 802.11n (the next generation of Wi-Fi)
  • Personal areas (within a room): UWB and Wireless USB.

The presentations and speakers included:

Broadband On Steroids (PowerPoint, 0.2 MB)

  • David J. Waks, Co-founder, (Moderator) provided an overview and introduced the speakers.

WiMAX: What’s All The Fuss About? (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 0.7 MB)

  • Dr. Sayed-Amr “Sisso” El-Hamamsy, President and CEO, Wi-LAN, Inc. introduced WiMAX: broadband wireless for large metropolitan areas. He discussed the status of the 802.16 standards and the role of the WiMAX Forum.

MIMO Technology: The Reliable Wireless Digital Home Network is Here Now (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 1.6 MB)

  • Greg Raleigh, Ph.D., President and CEO, Airgo Networks described the coming emergence of a single digital home network. He discussed the critical role of MIMO (multiple input multiple output) "smart antenna" technology and the upcoming 802.11n standard—the next generation of Wi-Fi.

Wireless USB Initiative: First Hi-Speed WPAN Interconnect (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 4.7 MB)

(Coming soon)