Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Apply "Litmus Test" to New Wireless Technology

Having spent the last 30+ years in the private land mobile two-way radio and mobile communications business - where "wireless" first began, by the way - I've often been both intrigued and thoroughly disgusted (sometimes simultaneously) with some of the marketing "hype" and often false (ok - is "misunderstood" a better word?) promises offered to wireless spectrum users by many players in today's "new" wireless industry. This has been particularly true when it comes to some of the technology "stuff" that professional and Public Safety wireless users have had to sort out. Without boring you with all that bothers me (and the reasons why), may I instead encourage you to take a moment to read this before making any rash moves regarding the alleged capabilities and purported suitability of some of the new "whiz-bang" wireless products and services you've been hearing about lately?

Thanks! Perhaps we'll both feel better if you do; I know I will.


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