We have something a little different in store for the January 4th meeting. Jason J. Canty from Verizon Wireless will talk about cellular technology. Jasons vantage point in the industry gives him a view of how the bits and bytes work to make cell phones and other wireless devices do what they do. We have been assured that this program is about wireless and not just about one company.
First Jason will explain what the various protocols are and why one might be better than another. Acronyms like CDMA, GSM/GPRS, EV-DO, EDGE and others are in the news, in advertising and even in your cell phone bill. What are these and why would we want one? Which ones work together and which are key to the new high-speed 3G services? Some phones are advertised as world phones. Does this really mean they work everywhere?
Once we have all this speed and versatility, what will we be able to do that we cant do now? How are businesses using cellular technology? Jason will give us some insight into various cellular data services like email, Intranet and Internet access, order entry, telemetry applications, SFA, CRM, and more. Imagine the possibilities!
Now the fun stuff: which devices do what, and with which protocols? Jason will give us the low down on PDAs, Blackberries, Smart Phones, and not so smart phones. Then there are Air Cards and Wireless Modems; what are the differences and which device does what you might want?
Lastly, Jason offers a Wireless Data Road Map that can fit all this into all the other types of wireless like Wi-Fi, Wi-Max and the seemingly endless wireless solutions seeking to solve your problems.
Jason J. Canty is a ten-year veteran of the telecommunications industry with experience at Global Crossing, and Cervalis in addition to Verizon Wireless where he is a Data Solutions Manager responsible for supporting all wireless data services here in Connecticut.
As usual, the meeting will be held at Danbury Hospital Auditorium. Events begin at 7.00 p.m. with computer questions and answers and brief club announcement. The main presentation will start at 8.00 p.m. All general meetings are free and open to the public. Do not hesitate to invite a guest with you. For more information on the meeting, please check DACS web site at DACS.org.