WiMAXInteg/ClientPlatforms

7. WiMAX Client Platform Kit

7.1 Options

More and more WiMAX client platforms are being released. For example, the  Clearwire website lists a wide range of devices that are currently available, and compatible with WiMAX networks.

WiMAX client platforms typically include devices, driver and management software and ongoing support arrangements.

Rutgers will procure as many WiMAX client platforms as possible, and integrate the most useful ones with the WiMAX Campus Deployment Kit. These will be "certified" for use with the GENI WiMAX campus deployment kit.

Rutgers will deliver a limited number of "certified" WiMAX client platforms to the campus deployment projects.

Issue: Which other campus projects could also evaluate and "certify" clients?

7.2 Plug-in WiMAX Client Devices for PCs and Tablets

7.2.1 USB Platforms

Several USB WiMAX client platforms have been introduced, and at relatively low prices.

The  U210 from Accton Wireless Broadband Corp (Taiwan) is an attractive unit.

US210 USB Adapter
It is an IEEE 802.16e-2005 Wave 2 compliant device. Tests indicate that it performs well, and thus it has been "certifed" for use with the GENI WiMAX campus deployment kit.

See also the Motorola  USBw 100

See also the Motorola  USBw 200

See  Clearwire recommended USB devices. In particular the  Clearwire 4G mobile USB device also supports 3G, and can be plugged into a  USB dock, which adds a better antenna.

7.2.2 ExpressCard? Platforms

Several ExpressCard? WiMAX client platforms have been introduced

The Modacom  MW-C2300E

The Modacom  MW-C2500E

The Samsung  http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/mobile/mobile-phones/sprint-phones/SWC-E100ZKASPR/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail SWC-e100] has been certified by Sprint.

7.2.3 mini-PCIexpress Platforms

7.2.4 PCMCIA Platforms

7.3 PC and Tablets with Built-in WiMAX Clients

There are five brands of  Clearwire recommended laptops/netbooks that now include built-in WiMAX support. It appears that they typically utilize  Intel 5130/5150 WiMAX modules

7.4 Handsets with Built-in WiMAX Clients

7.4.1 Samsung Mondi Handset

A handset with a built-in WiMAX client has been recently introduced by Samsung as the  SWD-m100

7.4.2 HTC EVO-4G Handset

A 4G (WiMAX) handset built by HTC has been introduced by Sprint as the  EVO 4G. It is based on the Android operating system.

Max Ott on 3/16: An Android handset has a virtualized micro kernel.

7.5 Routers with Built-in WiMAX Clients

The Modacom  URoad-5000 is a protable router, with a built-in WiMAX cleint to connect to the network, and a WiFi? access point to serve nearby WiFi? clients.

7.6 Fixed Access Points with Built-in WiMAX Clients

The Motorola  CPEi 150

See also  Clearwire modems

7.7 Client Platform Kit Bill of Materials

Item Supplier Part No Description Qty Cost Each Cost Total Note
1.1 Accton Wireless Broadband Corp U210 WiMAX USB network adaptor for PCs 20 125 2,500 -
2.1 - - WiMAX handset 5 500 2,500 Samsung SWD-m100 Mondi?
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7.8 Client Platform Kit Integration and Deployment Plan

Rutgers will integrate, order and deliver a limited number of "certified" WiMAX client platforms to the campus deployment projects.

First delivery: Each campus receives x10 USB Clients, e.g., AWB U210.

Kit Ordered Received Integrated Delivered Where Note
1.1 ? ? ? ? NEC Labs America ?
1.2 ? ? ? ? Columbia University ?
1.3 ? ? ? ? Polytechnic Institute of NYU ?
1.4 ? ? ? ? UCLA ?
1.5 ? ? ? ? University of Colorado at Boulder ?
1.6 ? ? ? ? UMass Amherst ?
1.7 ? ? ? ? University of Wisconsin ?

7.9 Client Platform Kit Issues

Issue:

No Issue Who Opened Resolved Resolution Note
1 Other source of client platforms: Which other campus projects could also evaluate and "certify" clients? - - - - -
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