11/13/01 RMIUG Meeting
- The State of Wireless Internet
The Tuesday, November 13th meeting of
the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group
(RMIUG) will feature a panel discussion
called "The State of Wireless Internet."
Join us as our expert panelists help us
navigate the exciting present (and future!)
world of wireless communications and applications.
As always, plenty of time will be allocated
for interactive Q&A, so bring lots of questions.
Richard Trinkner (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Senior Analyst with Gartner G2, the business
strategy division of Gartner, Inc., will
be speaking on "3G and the Supranet" and
coming impacts for wireless Internet users.
3G is the next generation of wireless communications
beyond today's digital PCS technologies.
The Supranet, the union of the physical
world with digital networks, is already
a reality and will explode as wireless data
networks proliferate and as analog devices
take advantage of its connectivity. Learn
how upcoming wireless data networks, Bluetooth,
and wireless LANs will help to create this
interconnectivity, and what these developments
will mean for users.
Dan Lubar (email@example.com),
Founder & President of Data Distributions
Corporation, a wireless messaging and services
company based in Boulder, will examine the
following question. "Why has wireless text
messaging or SMS (Short Message Service)
stumbled here in the US when, in other countries
that have cellular phone services, millions
and millions of SMS messages are being sent
each month?" Mr. Lubar will be talking though
some of the numerous issues that have put
the US where it is today and what the future
may hold for so-called "texting" in the
US. He'll also be touching on the various
ways that SMS messaging can be used today
to deliver real value to customers as well
as some of the hurtles one might face in
trying to do so.
Steve Milroy (Steve@Milroy.com),
Principal Wireless Technologist with Immedient,
will be presenting an overview of WAP (Wireless
Application Protocol) and VoiceXML as relates
to the Wireless Internet. Various aspects
of current WAP technology will be addressed,
as well as the future of various Wireless
Internet technologies. Demonstrations of
various WAP and VoiceXML applications will
be covered. This will include RTD's Talk-N-Ride,
a Voice Internet application developed by
Immedient allowing for the rapid retrieval
of real-time bus/light rail information
using VoiceXML. Immedient Corporation is
a privately held technology consulting firm
that assists its clients with various digital
URL's of interest:
The meeting is Tuesday, November 13th
from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30
pm start for refreshments and informal networking).
The meeting will be held at The National
Center for Atmospheric Research at 1850
Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, which is located
on the west end of Table Mesa Drive, up
the hill, right under the Flatirons. For
door-to-door driving direction, go to MapQuest
), click on Driving Directions, enter your
starting address, NCAR's address, and voila!
Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door,
and ask the guard to point you to meeting,
which is held in the main auditorium, right
off the lobby. The meeting is free and open
to the public, but we may pass the hat to
help defray expenses.
Our meeting location seats about 120 people.
That is usually enough room to accommodate
all attendees, but it's impossible for us
to predict how many people will show up
for any given meeting. Seating is always
on a first-come, first serve basis, and
in the event of more attendees than seats,
we won't be able to admit additional people
into the auditorium after all seats are
RMIUG appreciates the ongoing support
from XOR Network Engineering ( http://www.xor.com
) for administration of RMIUG's electronic
discussion lists & web site. Thanks also
to our new sponsor MicroStaff ( http://www.microstaff.com
) for sponsorship of refreshments for our
group. Consultants and companies are invited
to bring Internet- related Product information,
brochures, and business cards which will
be displayed on an information table.
There are email mailing lists set up for
this group. To subscribe or unsubscribe,
You can also reach the RMIUG "Executive"
Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our web site is at http://www.rmiug.org/
Tentative schedule of 2002 RMIUG meetings:
- January - "XML and the Internet: The
- March - "Worms, Viruses, and other nasty
- May - "Domain Update - Legal Issues
& Technical Changes"
- July - "Instant Messaging vs. Email
- September - "Nonprofits on the Net"
- November - TBD
(To suggest a topic, send your idea to