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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)

Enterprise Faxing as Easy as XML

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)