Thursday, June 10, 2004

What's the punchline?

Someone failed to tell Guy Kewney over at eWeek about Vocera before he wrote his article, Voice over WLAN Still a Joke That's Not Funny. And I suppose he also failed to do any background research into the matter and missed the recent tests by Vonage of Voip over Verizon's EV-DO network. Not to mention the trials that IDT Corporation currently has underway of VoiP over Wi-Fi in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey. So why does a reporter blast a technology based on a trade show floor demonstration? Is there something going on here, other than sloppy journalism?

1 comment:

Tom said...


Read Guy's article, and although his tone and demeanor resemble that of a spurned lover, he does have a point. I have worked extensively with 802.11b and security cameras, and to be perfectly honest, unless you have a signal over 75%, the signal does not hold up very well. I think this may be true with voice over WLAN. I will be watching as I have used skype over the past 3 months with a long distance savings of over 150 dollars.