Intermec wins Exhibitor
Best Solution award at GTC West 2003
EVERETT, Wash., May 1, 2003
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- A free public internet access project
developed by Intermec Technologies Corp., in conjunction
with the city of Long Beach, Calif., and its technology
partners, has been named an Exhibitor Best Solution at
this year's GTC West Technology Conference, to be held
May 12 - 16 in Sacramento, Calif.
Exhibitor Best Solutions are
awarded to companies who develop solutions designed for
a specific customer to help solve a particular problem.
The solution must have resulted in significant benefits.
Long Beach's wireless Hot
Zone district uses Intermec access points based on the
802.11b standard to allow almost anyone with a laptop
computer or PDA equipped with a standard 802.11b
wireless card to lunch or dine on the sidewalk patio of
their favorite Pine Avenue restaurant and browse the
Internet or answer e-mail. Unlike other wireless "hot
spots," which typically require monthly or per-minute
access fees, Long Beach provides the high-speed access
at no charge.
"We wanted to make sure that
we provided easy, hassle-free connectivity with no gaps
or dead spots," said Bruce Mayes, project manager for
the Long Beach wireless HotZone. "Intermec's expertise
in wireless network design was one of the keys to making
that happen. And since the Intermec MobileLAN 2100D
access point is designed to withstand harsh
environments, we know people will be able to rely on the
wireless network even on the rare days when it rains in
The Hot Zone affords the city
an opportunity to promote itself to visitors via the
portal site, which is designed to give local businesses
and organizations an opportunity to reach an audience
that is already in the area. The network is the first
step in a plan to develop wireless districts in selected
business areas throughout the city.
The system connects to the
Internet at the offices of Color Broadband in Long
Beach. Using sophisticated radio technology provided by
Color Broadband the signal is sent out to Intermec
MobileLAN 2100 access points located along Pine Avenue.
Access is controlled through Vernier Network's IS 6000
Integrated System. The end user is greeted with an easy
to use interface and Web Portal developed by G-site Web
Design and hosted at Long Beach's own MMInternet. The
portal is accessible by any computer through the
Internet at: http://www.longbeachportals.com/.
Intermec Technologies Corp.,
a UNOVA Inc. (UNA)
company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions
and in the development, manufacture and integration of
wired and wireless automated data collection,
Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and
mobile computing systems. The company's products and
services are used by customers in many industries to
improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of
business operations, from supply chain management and
enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how
companies can benefit from Intermec's wireless
newtorking technologies, contact Intermec Technologies
Corp., 6001 36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA;
telephone 800/347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at
To learn more about UNOVA, visit http://www.unova.com/.
SOURCE: Intermec Technologies
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