Remember when 100MB/S throughput was fast? For years that was the standard when it came to LAN communications. Then came wireless at a paltry 4MB/s...and we thought that was fast. One of the hot exhibitors at the CES this week is Airgo. The have a chip-set that exceeds those limits and enables rich media transmissions over a LAN faster then wire speed (unless you have fiber to the desktop). Their chips reside in LinkSys, Belkin and Netgear devices.
Airgo’s newly released third generation True MIMO™ wireless chipset technology delivers data rates up to 240Mbps. For the first time consumers will be able to experience faster-than-wired speeds over a wireless network. Airgo's new chipset now provides the speed and reliability necessary to enable content, such as media-rich Internet, large files, video, IPTV, music, photos and games, to be distributed across a wireless network without compromises in performance while remaining 100% Wi-Fi a/b/g compatible. True MIMO Gen3 eliminates the need for unsightly and inflexible wired connections between devices in the home, such as routers, computers, set-top boxes, consoles and TVs.
Now if someone would just work with the carriers and bring this technology the last mile, I'll be able to put these speeds to good use. 240MB/s in your home one thing, the problem is that the data really hits the breaks when it gets to your DSL or Cable outlet.
They're still a private company at this point, but if their leadership team is any indication look for an acquisition in their future. Greg Raleig, their CEO was the founder of Clarity Wireless, a 1998 Cisco acquisition. The rest of the team has a heavy Cisco influence as well. Keep an eye out on these guys.technology