Technology Review comment on the changing face of Wi-Fi (802.11b). From wireless access points to audio-video streaming network servers.
The article comments on Steve Dossick and his company’s frustration with some of the limitations of the technology and how he decided to take it to the next level, by building a wireless hard-drive-based storage device that connects to a Wi-Fi setup and can stream music anywhere in the network. His idea of streaming audio via wireless is pushing the limits of the wireless technology and is making big companies such as Netgear and Linksys re-affirm the potential of wireless networking.
“Networked audio players are going to be the killer app of this year,? – Tim Shaughnessy, director of solutions marketing and alliances at Netgear in Santa Clara, CA.
Excerpt: Malik, O. (April 18, 2003) Wi-Fi Goes Hi-Fi [Online] Available: http://www.technologyreview.com