Getting the Web Ready for
Wearable Wireless Internet Devices
Mike Lazaridis, Research
April 23, 1997 at 3:30
Davis Centre, Room 1302, University of Waterloo
"The move to integrate the Internet
and wireless communication is a growing trend in the industry,"
said James Barksdale, president and CEO of Netscape Communications
Corp. "The Internet is a logical extension to wireless communications,"
Barksdale said in his keynote address here. "I see wireless and
the Internet augmenting each other."
PC Week April 1, 1996
The Internet/Intranet phenomena has
demonstrated that people desire to interact with organized real-time
information as much, if not more, than with people. The information
content on the Internet continues to grow, becoming more organized, and
more attractively bundled and packaged for all market segments. The successful
introduction of low bandwidth HDML and other compact and efficient "Hand-held
Device Mark-up Languages" will, with the help of proxy servers, give efficient
Internet access to even the smallest devices. As the Internet, and the
number of people who use and depend on it continues to grow, the need
for any-time, any-where access to this information will become
essential. The need to interact with this vast information and commerce
base, receive and initiate email, and interact with others requires a wireless
always-on, always-connected interactive wearable wireless technology. Mr. Lazaridis
will describe the future of wearable wireless Internet devices, the possibilities
and limitations of wireless data technologies, and some potential Internet services.
Mr. Lazaridis is president and founder
of Research in Motion Limited (RIM), a wireless data device
manufacturer. He oversees all product development and operations at
RIM. He is responsible for the development and ownership of several patents
for Digisync, software code, and radio technologies. Mr. Lazaridis has received the
IWAY award for New Technology Development (1997), the High-tech
Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1996), the CATA award for best
high-tech product (1995), an Emmy award for designs in computer film
editing equipment (1994), and designed industrial communications cards
that won the Canada Award for Business Excellence (Innovation-1992).
Research in Motion
Research In Motion Ltd. manufacturers high-performance radio-modems
for use with wide-area wireless data communication networks. Founded in 1984, RIM
now has an international reputation for developing the highest
performance RF technology in the emerging narrowband PCS data
communications industry. RIM's wireless technology has set new
standards for battery life, transceiver performance, physical size, ease-of-use
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
Everyone is welcome.