>Get for David Cone, but $60 for PROX does
more for my bank
>balance. What gives? Any
Sorry, Cone's just been my favorite player of any sport
since he threw a one-hitter in '88 for the Mets and
went on to 20-3 with a lower ERA, better win %, and
more strikeouts than either Hershiser or Danny
Jackson, yet finishing 3rd behind them in the Cy Young
award voting cuz they had more wins and Hershiser had
that 59-inning streak. He eventually won it with KC in
a strike-shortened season, so I guess I should be
Ironically, Hershiser's now the fifth
starter for the Mets.
As for PROX, no, I haven't
heard anything. It's a tech small-cap, so it's
David Cone of the World Champions New York
Yankees pitched a perfect game! With 10 strikeouts! With
only 88 pitches! Woohoo! Yay! Yippee!
(now why couldn't you have done that
for the Mets?)
about Proxim fast stuff...
Announces Plans for Industry's Fastest Standards-Based
Wireless Local Area Network
Proxim RangeLAN5 to
Utilize the HIPERLAN Wireless LAN Standard Delivering
24-Mbps Data Rates
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April
19, 1999 � Announcing a new benchmark for wireless
local area networking (LAN) speeds, Proxim, Inc.,
(NASDAQ: PROX), today announced its plans for a high-speed
product line based on the HIPERLAN Type 1 wireless LAN
standard. The product family, called RangeLAN5�, will be
compliant with the HIPERLAN standard and will support
24-Mbps data rates and real-time multimedia applications.
This marks the first announced product plan based on
the open HIPERLAN standard approved for use in the
U.S. and Europe.
operate in the 5 gigahertz (GHz) band and deliver 24-Mbps
data rates, more than twice that of announced 11-Mbps
wireless LAN products. Operating at 5 GHz, HIPERLAN
systems do not interfere with installed 2.4 GHz wireless
LANs, eliminating the possibility of downtime or
reduced throughput of existing systems. The HIPERLAN
standard also specifies support for isochronous services,
offering superior performance for demanding multimedia
applications, video distribution, and voice communications with
Quality of Service.
"I'm very pleased to see
Proxim adopting the HIPERLAN standard," said Craig
Mathias, a principal at the analyst firm Farpoint Group.
"HIPERLAN offers throughput that can satisfy even the most
ardent wired-LAN user, support for Quality of Service,
and the opportunity for near-global mobility. This is
a very bold move for Proxim."
designed from the ground up for high-speed, high-capacity
wireless networking with true multimedia support," said
Brian Button, Proxim Sales and Marketing vice
president. "In addition, it is the only standard that is
certifiable internationally that takes advantage of the large
capacity of the 5 gigahertz band. These HIPERLAN product
plans reflect Proxim's continued support of open
standards-based technology in the marketplace."
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
Proxim's RangeLAN5 product line
is anticipated to be available in early 2000. First
products will include PC and PCI cards, access points, OEM
design-in modules, and repeaters. Pricing will be similar
to today's 1-Mbps and 2-Mbps wireless LAN systems.
The HIPERLAN (HIgh PErformance Radio
LAN) Type 1 wireless LAN standard was ratified by the
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in
1996. HIPERLAN products are certifiable through ETSI in
Europe and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
in the U.S. HIPERLAN was designed to provide
wireless performance equivalent to that of wireline LANs,
such as Ethernet. In addition to higher data rates, up
to 24 Mbps, the HIPERLAN specification incorporates
specific Quality of Service (QoS) parameters which
prioritize network traffic and deliver time-sensitive
packets first, ensuring predictable results for
transmission of isochronous services such as video and voice
communications. HIPERLAN operates in the 5 GHz frequency band
using Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying (GMSK) modulation,
and co-exists with current 2.4 GHz wireless LAN
I checked out the Sharewave website. Looks like
they are not shipping a product yet and they have
don't seem to have much experence with this technology.
Most likely the company is buying theirchips set from
a vendor (Harris? Lucent?). This will increase the
cost of any product sold....
is comming out with some high speed products next
year (at 24 Mbits/sec).
NYTimes article mentioned company called
Sharewave that will be introducing wireless products that
move data at ethernet speed using the ethernet
standard. Does Proxim have any plans for such a product.
Long on Proxim, but this new development worries
BTW any thoughts about selling calls versus buying
puts as hedge?