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December 17, 2002 Provided by System Dynamics Inc.

Broadband Home Labs - Tests In Progress

Continuing our in-home evaluations of emerging technologies, we now have four tests in progress:

  • HomePlug: We're completing our tests of the newest HomePlug adapters from ST&T.
  • SIP Phones: We're testing three kinds of SIP telephones for the broadband home: a stand-alone Ethernet-based SIP phone from snom technology AG; a low-cost phone service from Vonage based on Cisco SIP-to-analog technology; and Windows Messenger, which provides SIP telephony on a PC. With the latter, we expect to use handset technology from Eutectics. If you would like to participate in our testing, please visit for more information.
  • Wi-Fi: We're testing Wi-Fi access points and PC Cards in our home the same way we tested HomePlug earlier this year. We'll measure range and speed for both 802.11b and the new 802.11a versions of Wi-Fi. We're using AirMagnet Laptop to make precise measurements. In addition to our own house, we're also running tests at our daughter's house in California.
  • TiVo: We've just received a TiVo Series2 DVR for in-home testing.

We'll share what we've learned in an upcoming issue.

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