The Apple iPad device, available in late March, has a high-resolution Multi-Touch display that allows users to physically interact with applications and content.
Inmarsat has announced that the first call has been made using its global handheld service, IsatPhone Pro. A contract to upgrade the Inmarsat ground network was completed on schedule by Lockheed Martin and further testing on the integration between the handset and the ground network is underway.
Interworld has released the RTC-840 Series rugged tablet computer from Aaeon, a computing platform for portable and mobile applications that operate in harsh environments.
The digital economy continues to grow with the Australian Communications and Media Authority's (ACMA)Communications report indicating that Australians have a thirst for flexible communications.
D-Link has announced the compact DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter combining speed and greater range of 802.11n Wi-Fi technology with ease of use.
CSIRO’s Dr John O’Sullivan has been recognised with the nation's pre-eminent science award - the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.
Australia’s newest satellite, Optus D3, is fully operational.
Trapeze Networks has introduced the Trapeze Mobility Point MP-432, a high-performance 802.11n (3 x 3) multiple input/multiple output, dual radio access point, with maximum aggregate data rates of up to 600 Mbps. It is designed for enterprises that need to deploy high-speed Wi-Fi networks with excellent coverage.
Logitech Australia has introduced a convenient and clutter-free way for notebook users to connect wireless keyboards and mouses to their computers: the Logitech Unifying receiver.
Wavelink Communications has launched a management application, E(z)RF OnTheGo for Apple iPhones from Meru Networks. This means network administrators can now work untethered from their desktop consoles over a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
The federal government’s $15 million Broadband for Seniors initiative has taken off with NEC Australia launching 40 live sites. The kiosks at these 40 locations will be used to provide training and access to online resources, dramatically increasing the availability of internet services to seniors and building their confidence in using the technology. NEC will enable 100 more sites to go live by the end of September.
The Dubbo RSL Aged Care Association in Dubbo and in Wellington in NSW embarked on a resource and information management review aimed at improving administrative processes. The review found that nursing staff wasted valuable time on paperwork, documenting patient care and medical administration; valuable time that could be better spent attending to their patients<0x2019> physical and emotional needs.
NBN Co Limited (NBNCo) has joined the Communications Alliance as its newest member.
Busselton Freight Services (BFS) Metro & Regional Logistics has chosen the TransLogix Sapphire Transport Management Suite to provide a totally integrated logistics system to manage all BFS’s mobile assets [trucks] and employees in real time.
The Intermec CN50 is claimed to be a major step forward in providing a rugged handheld mobile computer with ultra-high-speed processing power and 3G wireless network speeds plus delivering longer battery life.