Wi-Max is an emerging technology that expands on many of the
limitations of Wi-Fi. It is also a high speed wireless data
technology, but allows for a much greater range of use.
Expected range will be about 2 miles. Like with Wi-Fi, the
levels of mobility are as follows:
- Fixed - such as a desktop computer
communicating with the wireless access point. Both
locations are in a fixed position.
- Portable - The access point is fixed, but the
wireless device is able to move around in a close area,
always communicating with the same access point.
- Nomadic - The wireless device can connect to
different access points, and then be used as either
fixed or portable. The connection is lost when moving
out of range of the access point, and the user must
manually reconnect to a new access point.
- Mobile - Similar to nomadic, except the
device will automatically connect to the access point
with the strongest signal. The system is capable of the
handoff in the same way a cellular phone will access
different towers as the user moves.
Current technology enables nomadic
use, with fixed and portable being implied, and emerging
technologies will add the capability for mobile use. As Wi-Max
networks launch nationwide, we will be carrying the
equipment for connecting, as well as antennas and amplifiers
to enhance your signal strength.
Stay tuned for the products that are coming soon!