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internetnews.com: IBM Helps Take Truck Stops Wireless with Linux

Mar 19, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Aiming to become a key player in the deployment and integration of Wi-Fi wireless local area networks (WLANs), IBM Monday sealed an agreement with Columbia Advanced Wireless and Rocksteady Networks which rig more than 1,000 truck stops across the U.S. with 802.11 hotspots.

"IBM Global Services will deploy the networks using IBM eServer xSeries servers running Linux, with Rocksteady supplying its NSA Network Sharing application, which authenticates and then dynamically manages the Internet session based on a driver's credentials. It also offers additional capabilities, including dynamic bandwidth shaping and metering, which allocates and prioritizes bandwidth usage in real time on a user-by-user basis..."

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