Adaptrum Announces FCC Certified "Super Wi-Fi" Solution and Launch of Commercial Trial in Virginia
Adaptrum's TV band White Space device, Model ACRS 1.0, was approved by FCC on April 19, 2012. It was authorized to operate in the entire UHF TV band with an output EIRP close to 36 dBm, the FCC’s power limit.
Adaptrum also announced a commercial trial of the new device in Nottoway County Virginia to demonstrate how this technology can help bring broadband service to underserved populations. The Adaptrum device is approved to work in conjunction with the FCC approved Telcordia database.
Microsoft and Adaptrum Team Up to Demonstrate “Super Wi-Fi” at IDB Meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay
Microsoft and Adaptrum together demonstrated the “Super Wi-Fi” technology at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Annual Meeting March 16 –19, 2012 in Montevideo, Uruguay. TV whitespace technology, often called “Super Wi-Fi,” is an innovative and potentially disruptive wireless broadband technology pioneered by the FCC and leading U.S. companies like Microsoft and Google and U.S. based startups. IDB is a multilateral financial institution that provides development financing for Latin American countries. IDB invests in various state infrastructure projects including broadband infrastructure in Latin American countries.
Adaptrum demonstrated its unlicensed TV whitespace radio system at the Cambridge TV Whitespace Trial launch event in Cambridge, United Kingdom, on June 29th, 2011 . In the demonstration, the Adaptrum whitespace system provided the broadband IP connectivity allowing a client-side Microsoft XBOX to stream live HD videos from the Internet. Also as part of the demo, a live XBOX/Kinect video chat was established between two XBOX/Kinect units connected through the same TV whitespace connection. These applications were demonstrated under a highly challenging radio propagation environment with more than 120 dB link loss through buildings, foliage, walls, furniture, people etc. and with severe multipath effects.
Adaptrum Demonstrates TVBD Prototype at 2011 NAB Convention with Microsoft
Adaptrum Demonstrates TVBD Prototypes at FCC
9/23/10FCC has now finalized rules for access to TV White Space, the focus of Adaptrum's research. Removing ambiguities and appeals from its 2008 decision, FCC has now cleared the way for operational use of Adaptrum's technology for public benefit.