[LINK] CSIRO Wireless Technology was Re: NBN wireless systems

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Nov 4 08:49:10 AEDT 2010

Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 03/11/2010, at 11:37 PM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>> CSIRO uses old TV channels for wireless internet
>> By Felicity Ogilvie  Updated 1 hour 39 minutes ago 
>> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/03/3056497.htm?section=justin
>> [snip]
> Well, I doubt very much that the NBN would use this technology because it's still at CSIRO demonstrator stage. It would then have to go through something like the NICTA process to develop it into a ready-to-commercialise product that someone might want to invest it, and then in turn that would require the investor to gear up for mass production and have the supply chain in place -- wholesale supply, service, support, warranty repair of faulty units, technical manuals etc.
> At this stage it's not even clear that any vendor would want to invest in the development of this technology, rather than some other technology.

You know there was a time when the ABC developed
new technologies to meet unique needs of the Australian
Market. It was fun..
> 2000/80/1 Audio production equipment (17), Gold Coast Pilot D-Cart studio control system, plastic/ metal/ electronic components, designed and made by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Technology Research & Development, Australia, 1989

> Preventing extinction of the Australian enterprise
> Prev  	11. Talking Salvation for the Silent Majority: Projecting new possibilities of modernity in the Australian cinema, 1929?1933 	....
> The Raycophone case exemplifies how at least one eminent Australian system achieved ?national? status through the strategic reactions to the importation of American sound technology. The Australian-made Raycophone (?Rayco? from its inventor, Raymond Cottam Allsop?s, name and ?phone? from its inclusion of disc technology) outperformed and outlived all other Australian-made sound systems. Allsop?s survival strategy began with price?promising a dual-disc and sound-on-film system for a ?revolutionary? cost of £1,500<http://epress.anu.edu.au/tal/mobile_devices/ch11s02.html>

...and ofcourse if CSIRO can pull off another WiFi that
would be good too. Given the investment in the NBN, it must
attract some investment in local R&D and access to a market to
test products.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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