Network Solutions Briefs: Powerlan, Citrix, Palm, Axis, Bluetooth

Network Solutions Briefs: Powerlan, Citrix, Palm, Axis, Bluetooth

Powerlan sells by-the-minute video solutionPowerlan has released a billed-by-the-minute solution for video conferencing, cementing its push into the ASP market. The Videcom service costs 15 cents per minute over a 56kbps dial-up modem and up to 80 cents per minute over 384kbps using DSL, LAN, T1 or Cable. The solution is a browser-based Internet product requiring no hardware other than a camera and was developed by Videcom, a 90 per cent-owned Powerlan company. Videcom allows groups of users to connect using a wide variety of H323 software, ranging from hardware to software-only based solutions.

Dedicated Citrix training for Asia PacificCitrix Systems has appointed Bradley Anstis as its Citrix Authorised Learning Centre (CALC) manager in the Asia Pacific in response to increased demand for training and certification. The thin client developer said Anstis would develop, manage and maintain the CALC training channel in the Asia-Pacific region. He will also execute marketing programs to increase the profile of Citrix Certification throughout the region. He will manage CALC communications and provide CCI and T3 training. The decision was spurred by feedback from Citrix' recent 2001 Solutions Summit and reaffirms the thin client developer's commitment to the channel, the company claims.

Palm, Axis team up on Bluetooth network

Palm and Axis Communications have teamed up to enable Palm handheld users to wirelessly connect to a local Bluetooth network powered by the AXIS 9010 Bluetooth Access Point. The companies claim the alliance will create a new class of high-speed, short-range, wireless services. These services promise faster deployment of Bluetooth access points that will seamlessly connect to Palm handhelds in hot-spot areas and in semi-closed user groups. The pair will work together in marketing activities related to network "hot spots", in locations such as offices, airports and retail stores.

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