Behind the Scenes > Technology
technology (Wireless Fidelity) also is named like WLAN (wireless
LAN) or 802.11b
WiFi is part of the technologies named wireless
technologies becouse the connection with other hardware
is not made wired, but radio-frequency.
WLAN is used for direct connection to others
PCs/PDAs (Ad-hoc mode) or to connect us to an Access
Point (AP) to Internet conecction.
We will need a WiFi card to connect it to
ours PC/laptop/PDA. In the market we can find these cards
in different formats and sizes: USB, PCMCIA, PCI, Digital
Secure, Memory Stick and CompacFlash.
the case of Tungsten C (T|C) handheld we don't need any additional
accessory since it incorporates this kind of wireless hardware.
On the other hand we could use it within
a Aquapac cases since this one does not limit device's wireless
At the present time free points of Internet
connection exist distributed everywhere, called HotSpots or
nodes We can find them in restaurants, airports, etc. In Spain,
in the most important urban cities, we can find zones with
WiFi cover in the street, seats or parks.
Related websites: (in Spanish)
We can find several specific operating systems for handheld
computers: Palm OS (by PalmSource), Pocket PC (by Microsoft)
and EPOC 32 (by Symbian).
Palm OS is the platform and operating system
more used anywhere in the world, being able to find it in
devices from Palm, Handspring, Sony, Acer, Samsung and Symbol,
Some of the advantages of the Palm OS platform
in front of their competitors are:
- Optimization to run in mobile devices.
- Ease to use.
- Speed in daily use.
- Multimedia capacities: games, audio, video, photograph...
- Communications: connection to Internet, email, web browser,
VoIP, VPN, VNC...