Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Mobile Broadband (EVDO Rev A) combined with PDA-like handsets are being utilized for a variety of verticals. Construction is one Nextel chases. Healthcare is another.
"Qualcomm is targeting the technology into physician presence technologies in telemedicine, a vertical sector which requires not just a broadband connection but an assured connection due to the life-and-death medical situations unwired doctors would face. ... Presenting the technology at CTIA Wireless, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs and InTouch Techonlogies CEO Yulun Wang demonstrated a telemedicine robotic virtual doctor, which allows a physician to see and interact with patients--and allow patients to see him or her on an LCD screen—through a wide area Rev. A connection." [Telephony]

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