Motorola, Inc. and Sprint offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
Attendees were able to sample WiMAX in action throughout the Smart Home, a three-story structure located at Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry. As an event exclusive, guests were able to connect to Sprint's live Chicago XOHM commercial network via laptops and devices on walkways surrounding the Smart Home.
"The Smart Home was a perfect venue for Motorola to show -- using a typical user's home environment -- how our WiMAX solutions are accelerating the delivery of personal media experiences," said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "It also was a compelling demonstration of what XOHM service will offer when Sprint launches service in Chicago."
"The recent launch of WiMAX service in Baltimore shows XOHM is clearly gaining momentum," said Atish Gude, senior vice president, Mobile Broadband Operations for Sprint. "With XOHM people can enjoy desktop-like broadband speeds on WiMAX-capable mobile devices in and beyond the home and office environment, and we look forward to bringing that experience to Chicago."
Inside the home, a Motorola WiMAX network powered demonstrations of media mobility, showing how family members can stay connected to their content while moving throughout the home or on their mobile device as they enter and leave their home environment. Other demonstrations included video streaming, remote home management capabilities, home telephony over WiMAX and gaming.
Motorola's recently announced wi4 WiMAX USB adaptor (USBw 100), the x24 automotive telemetry device, information on its WiMAX interoperability testing (IOT) program and more can be seen at WiMAX World 2008, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, at Chicago's McCormick Place. Motorola is in stand #601.