ADAPTIX demonstrated fixed and mobile OFDMA-TDD pre-WiMAX systems at the WiMAX Forum Members General and Working Group Face-to-Face event July 11 - 15, in Vancouver, B.C. ADAPTIX’s demonstration provided a preview of the mobile version of WiMAX with fixed and mobile configurations delivering rich multimedia content to various devices.
ADAPTIX is demonstrating mobile WiMAX capabilities in its GMC Yukon Denali, where it simultaneously receives mobile Voice over IP calls, streaming video content such as feature-length movies and the transfer of large files, at throughput of up to 2.5 Mbps traveling at vehicular speeds through the coverage area. The technology is based on the forthcoming 802.16e wireless standard, expected to be ratified by the WiMAX Forum and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) later this year.
“Mobile WiMAX is attracting huge interest,” said Andy Fuertes, senior analyst, Visant Strategies. “While most companies are focused on fixed WiMAX systems, ADAPTIX is also doing some very compelling work in the mobile environment and showcasing some of the compelling applications which will help drive this technology forward.”
ADAPTIX reached an agreement in May to supply OFDMA/TDD channel cards to LG Electronics for upcoming WiBro deployments in South Korea. WiBro is a mobile wireless broadband platform similar to 802.16e. ADAPTIX also has deployments in China, Australia, and Canada, as well as yet-to-be announced trials worldwide.