The entire communications world seems to be going wireless. Cell phones are ubiquitous, and wireless networking hotspots are springing up everywhere. This talk will take a look at the current technologies and protocols used in wireless communications, from both the data and voice side. Areas to be discussed will include the various flavors of 802.11 (Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM, WAP, 1G and 2G cellular services, and what is to come with 3G and beyond. It will include a look at the pros and cons of the various offerings, the security concerns of using wireless, and how they are being addressed.
Bill Latura is a Project Manager with the Process Automation research group at Nalco Company in Naperville, IL. He has spent the last fifteen years designing and implementing process automation systems. The technologies he works with include embedded operating systems, PLC's and RTU's, SCADA, industrial process control networks and remote data acquisition. Data communications is a core component of the various systems he is involved with, and range from wired and wireless Ethernet to radio modems, GPRS, and voice cellular.
Bill has also been the Treasurer of UniForum Chicago for the past eight years.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in south Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the North-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway ( I-88).
From the North or South:
From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway):
Take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West:
From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Napervill e Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Roa d and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block nor th of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.
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