Wireless at 205 mph

This is such a cool story, but even more amazing is that it has a very practical application. Researchers at NEC have demonstrated a wireless networking system that can hand off a connection from one access point to the next, much like a cellular phone does, with the client moving at 205 mph past a line of access points.

OK, I said it had a practical application… the bullet train. String the APs along the trackside and you have high speed wireless connectivity for all the folks on the train. On a lighter note, I wonder if Porsche realises that their cars are in fact just low cost alternatives to the bullet train for researchers. Oh, and how about the lucky researchers who get to drive a 205mph Porsche in their daily research. Wonder how many times they had to go back out to re-check the results 🙂

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