[thelist] [OT somewhat] Top story at RedHerring

jcanfield at magisnetworks.com jcanfield at magisnetworks.com
Thu Jul 11 16:40:01 CDT 2002

>From paragraph 4 of "Coming soon to your cable box" at the top of the home

"The wireless chip maker Magis Networks is focused on this vision. The
company's Air5 chip set enables the simultaneous transmission of video,
data, and audio content over 802.11. In April, the San Diego-based startup
raised a $40 million second round from investors including AOL Time Warner,
Motorola, and Vulcan Ventures, Paul Allen's VC firm. AOL Time Warner and
Charter Communications (where Mr. Allen is chairman) serve more than a
quarter of U.S. cable subscribers. Motorola, the world's leading provider of
set-top boxes, plans to develop a system using Magis's chip set."

Broadband wireless access is the next step on the web. We've got widespread
(althought not ubiquitous) broadband wired access, enabling heavier content.
Wireless fundamentally changes home networking, besides the whole wireless
entertainment center concept.

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Joel D Canfield
Applications Manager
Magis Networks, Inc.
jcanfield at magisnetworks.com

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