Monday, July 18, 2005
Broadband In Your Car
Om Malik finds a great piece on getting satellite broadband in your car.
If you happen to be one of those who cannot be away from Broadband/Internet for even a nano-second, there is some good news. RayStat, a Virginia based company has come-up with an antenna technology (called SpeedRay) that delivers broadband to your vehicles via satellite broadband connections.
While this is not new - RVs and other larger vehicles can still get satellite broadband - the company is working on a new small foot print version of its SpeedRay antenna, that will make it work in say your Honda Accord. The company hopes that automakers will build the antenna right into the car
Here's what I'm picturing. Honda Accord, one of the highest selling cars, now becoming Wi-Fi hotspots. Add a Wi-Fi antenna along with this satellite and you have ubiquitous computing. Think of what could happen next
Established in 1997, RaySat™, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of in-motion, low-profile, phased-array satellite antennas for the commercial, railway, OEM and aftermarket automotive industries.