Most buildings have blank spots where your phone won't work. Here's a look at
how to increase mobile phone coverage in buildings, without annoying the
network provider or the authorities.
While cellphones are becoming ubiquitous, and advanced new wireless services
are increasingly popular, access to the wireless network is frequently
blocked inside buildings. This prevents phone calls from being completed and
lowers the throughput of wireless data services.
For very large public spaces like airports and casinos, wireless service
providers can justify the significant investment required to deploy new cell
sites and distributed antenna systems. But for the more than 4.2 million
buildings in North America with less than 100,000 square feet, there have
been no widely accepted solutions, preventing the use of phones in many work
environments. In order to address the cove... (more)
Back in the 1980s, faxes became the technology of choice for conducting
business in what we all thought then was a fast-paced world. (Little did we
know!) No longer did we have to wait days for the U.S. Postal Service to
deliver purchase orders from our customers or invoices to them. Simply pop
the proper paperwork onto the fax machine, hit the send button, and in 20
minutes or so it was received on the other end.
Of course, that was in the days before computing became ubiquitous. Before
the Internet let us transmit our most current business requirements as
e-mails and instant me... (more)