What's the real scope of hardware openness?

Giles Jones giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Tue Aug 7 13:21:31 CEST 2007

Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at gmail.com> wrote :

> Yep.
> Anyway I would insist in finding a solution that doesn't rely
> heavily in access points.  It would be a showstopper.
> IMHO we could reach the needed adoption level only if the
> mobile phone (that everyone nowadays carries with him) is
> the only needed spot.
> If the mesh protocol is smart, I think the consumption problem
> could be worked out.
> Are you sure that I'm advocating the wrong way to go?

It's not just consumption of power, transmission strength as well. Would you really feel safe placing a mobile device to your head that is transmitting a signal 10 or more times stronger than with GSM?

Not such an issue if you mandate a headset, but it's still a health concern.

G O Jones

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