Dave’s Ipaq – Agilent Technologies Introduces Tricolor LEDs for Backlighting Feature-Rich Mobile Phones and PDAs @ Dave’s iPAQ

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced two side-firing, tricolor surface-mount LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that permit handset and PDA designers to mix separate red, green and blue light sources in any combination. The devices are intended primarily for backlighting and status indicators in handheld devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs.

In the Agilent HSMF-C113 and HSMF-C115 side-firing ChipLED devices, the package is mounted vertically, with the light emitted through a lens on the side rather than the top of the package. This simplifies the coupling of the light to a light pipe for backlighting mobile phone and PDA keypads and LCD screens.

In handsets and other handheld devices, separate colors can indicate incoming SMS (short messaging system) messages, e-mail and stock news. They can even identify different callers. The availability of an unlimited range of illumination colors provides a new degree of design flexibility in many other applications, such as backlighting and status indication in office and industrial equipment and home appliances.

“Our new side-firing, tricolor LEDs give manufacturers more backlighting color options in an ultraminiature package,” said Cheng Kai Chong, worldwide marketing manager for the Optoelectronic Products Division in Agilent’s Semiconductor Products Group. “They also enable status indicators to display any color desired for executing different tasks. These new devices add to Agilent’s extensive product portfolio, giving customers a one-stop-shop solution for their illumination requirements.”

The HSMF-C113 and HSMF-C115 side-firing tricolor chip-type LEDs feature a four-terminal common anode connection and are housed in Agilent’s miniature 2.5 mm (L) x 1.0 mm (W) x 1.0 mm (H) package — among the industry’s smallest. Precision manufacturing techniques ensure perfect pick-up by automated manufacturing equipment.

The Agilent HSMF-C113 combines InGaN blue (470 nm dominant wavelength, 60 mcd typical brightness); AlInGaP green (572 nm, 50 mcd); and AlInGaP red (626 nm, 80 mcd) die. All brightnesses measure at 20 mA operating current. The premium HSMF-C115 uses brighter InGaN green, with 525 nm dominant wavelength and 170-mcd typical brightness. Both versions have diffused optics, are compatible with IR (infrared) reflow soldering processes, and are certified lead-free. Agilent’s ChipLED package features high thermal-dissipation capability for maximum reliability.

Pricing and Availability

The Agilent HSMF-C113 is priced at $0.58 each, and the HSMF-C115 at $1.00 each, both in 1,000-piece quantities. These ChipLED devices are available now through Agilent’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners. The ChipLED devices are shipped with EIA481-compliant standard packaging: 8 mm carrier tape on 7-inch diameter reel and sealed in moisture barrier bags.

Further information on Agilent’s single, bicolor and tricolor LED products is available here at Agilent Technologies.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004.

Information about Agilent is available on the Web HERE. Inquiries should be made to Agilent Semiconductor Products Group at +1 800 235 0312, or e-mail at [email protected]

Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available on the Agilent news site.

Agilent Mark Alden, 408-435-6905 [email protected] or Weber Shandwick (for Agilent) Elvia Soltero, 408-530-8400 ext. 2226

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04-03-2005, 06:14 PM   #1

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wifi on while off ?

I’;de like to know whem those this hapen ? some times i turn off my ppc and come back to find the wifi light still blinking. And when i turn it on my aol instanmessenger is still signed on. It would be great if i knew what caused that to hapen cau i like it and would like it to always stay on when i turn off my ppc

is it that in those cases that my screen si of but the ppc still on ?

 
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If you leave the adapter on when you press the power button (which does not really shut down the device, it just puts it in a kind of sleep mode), then the device will still be on when you press the power button again (to wake the unit up).

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Dave’s Ipaq – Cirond PocketWinC @ Dave’s iPAQ

INTRODUCTION:

After installing this program, most users will realize just how powerful their wirelessly equipped iPAQs are; well above the standard established by Microsoft’s “Zero Configuration Networking”, the iPAQ will become a portable WiFi Scanner and hotspot detector (Hotspotter). Additionally, the program makes a great troubleshooting utility for WiFi related problems. By my calculations, Microsoft’s ZC Networking only sees about 4 out of 10 WLANs (or 40% of the actual networks available) in a test area here in my hometown. After having loaded PocketWinC, I was able to see all 10 WLANs. This was confirmed by double-checking with another Laptops with scanner software loaded.

As suggested earlier, I find the program to be a great help in sectionalizing and isolating connectivity problems on WiFi networks. Accordingly, you will see me tout this product repeatedly in the “Wireless WiFi Problems” Forum here at Dave’s iPAQ.

OVERVIEW:

PocketWinc (currently on Version 2.0, build 986), like many other PocketPC software packages, is designed to be downloaded for a limited “Trial” basis. The FREE trial period is limited to 30 days. During this trial period, the program is not limited or crippled in any way. I highly recommend that everyone who is even remotely interested in spotting their local hotspots or need a utility to assist them in diagnosing WiFi problems should download PocketWinc and try it for themselves. You pretty much have to see for yourself in order to see just how incredible this program truly is. And, if you like the PocketPC version, you can rejoice that they also offer a regular PC version- great for laptop users who want to find hotspots. PocketWinc integrates with their Flagship application “AirPatrol Enterprise” for designing and managing your corporate Wireless LAN, although the AirPatrol series is meant for larger corporations and is priced accordingly.

The program’s installer package size is only 3124K and the download speed across broadband was substantially less than a minute. Once installed on the PC, the program will install on the iPAQ via the next ActiveSync session. The initial load time is about three seconds, and installs an icon (the standardized “Wireless” icon) on the top taskbar (the snapshot above shows a balloon dialog pointing to it). On all subsequent uses (between resets), the load time is instantaneous, although it is done in two-steps. As shown on the screenshot to the right, when the user clicks on the Radio icon on the top taskbar, the first step produces a small window with some basic information about the current connection, and offers two choices: proceed to the Full Screen via the PocketWinc link, or Hide this balloon dialog box.

Dave’s Ipaq – iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard — A Real Taste of Virtual Reality!! @ Dave’s iPAQ

There are six tabs in the VKB program:

VKB, Properties, Connection, AutoRepeat, Short-Cuts, About.

VKB

This tab offers you the ability to Enable the VKB Monitor the battery level Adjust the Intensity of the transmission of the template Enable Sound Affects for the Pocket PC and the VKB

PROPERTIES

A Sensitivity slider to adjust the “touch” as you type Time-Outs for the device and the projection of the template

CONNECTION

You have the ability to choose a Serial or Bluetooth connection. (Bluetooth will NOT appear if it is not turned on).

AUTOREPEAT

Enable Auto Repeat Adjust the Repeat Rate Adjust the Initial Repeat Delay

SHORT-CUTS

There are 13 different short-cuts give for you to use. I tried a few—they work!

ABOUT

Brief information about VKB Inc.

I have kept all the settings at the default level because I find that they have been perfect for me. I did test each and found that the adjustments were distinctly noticeable. User preference will determine what settings to use. The only complaint I have is the battery monitor. It is not as good as I would have liked. It does not adjust to the actual remaining power very well.

So how does this device work? The template is projected onto your desktop through a holographic optical element with a red diode laser. At the same time, there is an infrared plane of light that is transmitted across the surface of your desktop. You cannot see this light (however, I was able to capture an image of it emitting light using a night vision camera) but it lies just above your desktop by a few millimeters. When you touch a key that is part of the holographic image, the light is reflected from to the sensor module.

The reflected light passes through an infrared filter and is imaged on to a CMOS image sensor in the sensor module. The sensor chip then determines from what location the reflected light came from. The chip has the ability to track multiple keystrokes at the same time thus allowing for keystrokes like CTRL-Fn number key. It makes a lot of sense to me how it works but I can’t imagine the time it took to develop this. Frankly, the only thing I care about is that it works well!

Certainly, there are a lot of uses for a device like this. Of course, our main interest is on the iPAQ but all of us have multiple devices so it would be nice to use the BTVKB with them too — and you can! You can use the BTVKB with your iPAQ, cell phone, portable computers, Tablet PCs, and Laptops.

As for industry, I can see very clear uses in test environments, hospitals (especially in a surgical operating room), “Clean Rooms”, or any room that needed a sterile environment. Certainly, one could see this used in places where darkness would prohibit the ability to see a regular keyboard.

Dave’s Ipaq – GoldenPalace.com to use Phantom Fiber @ Dave’s iPAQ

Phantom Fiber Corporation, the leading provider of secure wireless technology and mobile solutions, is pleased to announce that GoldenPalace.com, the Internet’s #1 Casino, has signed a five-year license agreement with the Company. Under terms of the agreementGoldenPalace.com will use Phantom Fiber’s advanced wireless framework to deliver wireless wagering to its customers worldwide. GoldenPalace.com selected Phantom Fiber because of its established reputation and dominant position within the gaming sector and because it could deliver broad support across many mobile platforms and devices.

GoldenPalace.com pioneered the online casino industry in 1997 using an entertaining mix of event-based public relations and marketing to capture new customers and establish itself as the leading brand on the Internet. Further extending its brand into the mobile gaming market, GoldenPalace.com plans to continue its aggressive marketing approach which combines the power of media and over-the-top promotions to capture and convert customers to its wireless service.

GoldenPalace Mobile – www.goldenpalacemobile.com — will offer entertaining casino-style games which also include mobile banking facilities for Java-enabled phones and mobile devices powered by Windows Mobile’s PocketPC Phone Edition and Smartphone, PalmOS, SymbianOS and RIM Blackberry — support which literally dominates the global mobile device ecosystem consisting of 400+ models worldwide.

Richard Rowe, CEO of GoldenPalace.com said, “We feel that wireless gaming is imperative in delivering a complete solution for our customers and will further serve to increase our market leadership in the industry. With many more phones, many wireless games, and a huge emphasis from carriers to promote data wireless connectivity, we strongly believe momentum is on our side.”

Jeff Halloran, President and CEO for Phantom Fiber commented, “GoldenPalace.com became the Internet’s #1 casino because they have always maintained an aggressive and unique edge when it comes to marketing, promotions and event-based public relations. They are the ultimate marketing machine and have proven that customer acquisition and retention only occurs with persistent interaction between customers and media. We’re very excited to be working with the Internet’s leading online casino brand and are very confident that their passionate style of marketing will spill over to make wireless gaming a serious option for players.”

As the leading provider of secure wireless technology and mobile solutions, Phantom Fiber has launched an innovative wireless software framework that empowers enterprises to efficiently deploy commercial and productivity applications with high performance functionality onto java-enabled phones, smartphones and PDA phones across many communication platforms. Phantom Fiber delivers robust and secure, client/server applications, which are able to generate real revenue models and measurable returns. With solutions built for e-commerce, finance, field service, health and entertainment, the technology extends at anytime from anywhere to the hands of a mobile user. For more details on the company, technology and products, please visit www.phantomfiber.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Some statements in this release are “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in Sections 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic conditions, competition, changes in laws and the demand for the company’s goods and services, which could significantly affect anticipated future results. Actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements.

About GoldenPalace.com

Founded in 1997, Golden Palace Online Casino (“Golden Palace”) provides high-quality online gaming, incorporating advanced technology, software, and infrastructure with the highest standards of service in the gaming world today.

Golden Palace prides itself on its gaming platforms, providing entertainment in English, French and Spanish, and offering more than 60 classic casino games and over 30 slot machines. Payment processing is in US dollars, euro and UK pound sterling. From card and table games to progressive jackpots and video poker, Golden Palace is the Number One Internet Casino worldwide.

About Phantom Fiber Corporation

Phantom Fiber Corporation is the market leader in wireless technology and mobile solutions that empowers any application requiring high performance functionality on today’s mobile devices and wireless data communication networks. Phantom Fiber’s success is due to its unique ability to deliver a rich client experience without compromising on performance or security. Phantom Fiber extends the enterprise reach anytime, anywhere, on any device. For more information, please visit www.phantomfiber.com.

Contacts

Redwood Consultants LLC Jens Dalsgaard Managing Director Email: [email protected] or Phantom Fiber Corporation Jeff Halloran President and CEO (416) 703-4007 Email: [email protected] www.phantomfiber.com or GoldenPalace.com Drew Black Marketing Director (450) 444-7771

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Dave’s Ipaq – A New Mobile Live Communications Server 2005 client For Windows Mobile Based Devices @ Dave’s iPAQ

Microsoft Corp. announced it is extending Microsoft® Office Live Communications Server 2005 capabilities to mobile devices, enabling companies to deploy trusted instant messaging ( IM ) and presence-enabled solutions that provide a consistent experience across PCs and smart mobile devices. As an initial step, the company unveiled plans to deliver a new mobile Live Communications Server 2005 client, for Windows Mobile ( TM ) -based devices.

Based on the user interface of the Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 messaging client, the new Windows Mobile client is designed to provide information workers with a premier mobile collaboration experience through native integration of mobile applications with enterprise-grade, real-time communications tools. Extending Live Communications Server to mobile devices furthers Microsoft’s vision for integrated communications, described by Bill Gates at the Microsoft RTC unified launch event March 8 as giving information workers access to presence and unified modes of communication — e-mail, phone, instant messaging ( IM ), short message service ( SMS ), videoconferencing and webconferencing — across a variety of form factors ( PC, desk phone, mobile device ) and wired or wireless networks.

“Information workers spend a lot of time away from their desks for meetings, travel, customer visits and other demands, and having mobile access to enterprise-grade real-time communications can help them work smarter and more efficiently,” said Gurdeep Pall, corporate vice president for the Real-Time Collaboration Group at Microsoft. “Through the new Windows Mobile client and innovative mobile solutions from a vibrant ecosystem of developer partners, we’ll offer mobile users an integrated communications and presence-sharing experience, all within a security-enhanced, trusted environment.”

For Mobile Workers and Business Customers With beta availability expected in the second half of 2005, the Windows Mobile client will be a premier mobile solution combining the integrated benefits of Windows Mobile and Live Communications Server 2005 and the look and feel of the recently announced Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. It will extend the power of real-time collaboration to Windows Mobile-based devices offered today by 40 device-makers and 67 mobile operators in 48 countries. Businesses running Live Communications Server 2005 and the new Windows Mobile client will have a more secure and robust way to give mobile workers access to integrated Microsoft Office real-time communications tools, such as those that allow them to share rich presence information, make use of multiple modes of real-time communication from one centralized console, and set their own controls on how communications are routed based on their personal preferences.

The new Windows Mobile client with Live Communications Server 2005 will enable a number of new benefits for mobile workers, including the following:

Access while on the go. The Windows Mobile client will give employees access to their corporate IM system and presence-sharing capabilities on a wide variety of Windows Mobile-powered devices operating on all types of wireless networks supported by Windows Mobile devices — including Wi-Fi, GSM and CDMA — making it easier for them to complete important tasks without a VPN connection.

Real-time access to key contacts. The new Windows Mobile client running with Live Communications Server 2005 will help employees stay in touch with key colleagues, partners and customers while in the field to handle time-sensitive requests and make decisions faster. Familiar experience. The Windows Mobile client will deliver remote access to presence and real-time communications tools via a familiar, easy-to-use user interface that is consistent with the Live Communications Server and Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 desktop experience. For Mobile Developers

The Windows Mobile client is a prime example of the rich mobile solutions that developers can build to run with the award-winning Live Communications Server 2005 using the full-featured client and server application programming interfaces ( APIs ) that span the platform as well as standards-based protocol-level integration via SIP, SIMPLE and CSTA over SIP. Microsoft is expanding its Technology Adopter Program ( TAP ) for Live Communications Server to include mobile developers and creating new opportunities for developers through the following:

A new API for Windows Mobile developers. The Windows Mobile client will deliver a new API that will enable the more than 380,000 active Windows Mobile developers worldwide to take advantage of the rich communications capabilities of Live Communications Server in their mobile applications. Network integration with Live Communications Server. Microsoft is driving continuous integration efforts with network equipment vendors that will make emerging wireless network capabilities available to Live Communications Server users and will pave the way for solutions that enable concurrent mobile Live Communications Server connectivity while roaming across LAN, Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass on Microsoft’s corporate information pages. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed.

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Verizon’s XV6600 delivers the best PocketPC Phone on the market – page 4

Boxwave miniSync for Verizon XV6600

The miniSync comes in a small box with brief instructions on the back. Since it is essentially simple cable, it’s pretty self-explanatory and no additional drivers are necessary. To install, plug it into a computer’s USB port and connect your XV6600.

The miniSync is a 5 inches when closed, and pulls out to a 35 inches of cord when extended. When you’re done, just pull it out a little bit and the cord retracts back in. But be careful? it really snaps back! Overall, it’s a really smart design, and Boxwave has done it again giving the XV6600 a much needed sync cable especially when using the EVDO-Laptop trick!

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Dave’s Ipaq – Dave’s iPAQ Hardware Store now accepting International orders @ Dave’s iPAQ

I am excited to announce effective immediately we will now accept international orders in our hardware store. Many of you have always asked me if it was possible in which it wasn’t. Now since Mobile Planet has been acquired by Expansys we can now offer our international customers the ability to order from our hardware store. Please note if you purchase an iPAQ it will not be a US iPAQ it will be an iPAQ for your corresponding location.

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Dave’s Ipaq – iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard — A Real Taste of Virtual Reality!! @ Dave’s iPAQ

One very “COOL” device that promises to be the
“Accessory of the Year”!

Some months back, we heard about a Virtual Keyboard that was about to marketed to the “Tech” Community. Of course there was a lot of hype…a lot of discussion…and many who felt it was just not real!

Well folks, it is real, it is terrific, it is accurate, and it is Bluetooth!!

A new era of wireless mobile communications is about to begin with the introduction of the world’s first wireless Virtual Keyboard by iTECH. The Bluetooth VKB is an enhanced version of their Virtual Keyboard (VKB), which is a tiny device slightly larger than a pack of gum that projects a full-size keyboard on any flat surface through a unique system using infrared technology. Truly, we are about to enter into an era of unprecedented convenience!

Dave’s iPAQ was fortunate and extremely pleased to be asked to review the iTECH Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard. Of course, I was honored to be among the first to actually test a device that was “virtual”. I must admit that prior to actually seeing and working with it, I was a bit skeptical as to its real abilities but after spending some serious time with it on several of my iPAQs, I can tell you that this is one very “cool” device that promises to be the “Accessory of the Year”!

Several weeks went by from the first conversation I had with the folks at Power Positioning (2P) Ltd. They are a worldwide company specializing in online marketing, Search Engines Optimization and worldwide distribution and promotion of technology products. During that time, I had several conversations about this product, its anticipated announcement, and when the Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard would actually be released to the public. Most importantly, I was able to learn a little about the folks I was dealing with. They were a group of kind, caring, dedicated professionals that were absolute believers in the quality and the function of their product. It was because of these conversations that my excitement over the BTVKB (Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard) began to grow.

I received a call last week saying that my BTVKB would be shipped on Monday and that I would get it two days later. I just couldn’t wait for the time to pass—I wanted to see and use this keyboard. Finally FedEx delivered it within 10 minutes of the expected delivery time (I love the ability to track a shipment on the web). I wanted to “tear” open the box to look inside but NO—I need to take a picture first!

As I have said several times before in past reviews, presentation means a lot to me. The keyboard just wasn’t encased in some plastic covering, it was placed in a well designed box meant to give you a feeling that you were about to open something special — and you were!

Inside, neatly placed in a form fit container, I found the keyboard, a very nice leather case that had a soft protective interior, a charger, a mini CD with the drivers and software, and a Quick Start Guide. Each item was packaged in plastic to protect it. I tore open the plastic on each item to look at each piece. I actually tore the quick start guide as I hurriedly tried to get the CD out of its package.