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The February 17, 2004 Issue
Provided by System Dynamics Inc.
Pictures From This Issue
Video Telephony: 40 Years
AT&T demonstrated the Picturephone at the 1964 World's Fair. "It transmitted voice and image between two nearby booths. People lined up to make PicturePhone calls to a corresponding exhibit at Disneyland." (Source: http://www.bellsystemmemorial.com/telephones-picturephone.html )
The Videophone 2500 was full color and transmitted over ordinary POTS lines. The units initially cost $1500.
One of the applications that D-Link promotes is for distant grandparents. Its caption says "Distant Grandparents See Grandchild's First Steps with i2eye VideoPhone".
VTech's Call & Learn (TM) Videophone has been successfully tested with 2 year olds! (Source: http://www.vtechkids.com/pdfs/callnlearn_videophone.pdf )
Wi-Fi Devices In Our "Lab"
Wi-Fi certification logo shows the IBM a/b/g Wireless Cardbus Adaptor has passed all curent certification tests
Our Round Two Wi-Fi tests included five access points. Left to right: SMC2870W (11g/b), Linksys WAP51AB (11a/b), (Ethernet switch), Linksys WAP11 (11b), Linksys WAP54G (11g/b), SMC 2804WBR router (11g/b)
We tested six notebook adapters in Round Two of our Wi-Fi tests. Left to right and top to bottom: Linksys WPC51AB, WPC54G, WPC11; SMC2336W-AG, SMC2835W; IBM a/b/g
SMC2336W-AG notebook adapter with SMC2804WBR router running firmware 1.02 -- as shipped from the factory, before router firmware upgrade
SMC2336W-AG with SMC2804WFR router, after router upgrade to latest firmware 1.11a