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InterDigital Showcases Wireless Convergence Technologies

As more and more communication devices and technologies invade the marketplace, both users and the service providers are finding it difficult to make them interoperate with one another.
Accordingly, InterDigital (News - Alert) has announced the completion of successful demonstrations of its suite of convergence technologies at the 2010 Mobile World Congress (News - Alert).
Wireless Convergence looks to facilitate a single wireless device to interact seamlessly over multiple wireless networks. Since there are too many technical difficulties in achieving this, the technology seeks to merge various platforms to achieve this purpose.
Supported by several technology and product partners, the live trials of the company included seamless device mobility, media mobility and bandwidth aggregation across networks. Advanced system solutions from InterDigital target ubiquitous mobile broadband, low latency, high capacity, and reliable coverage for limitless applications, the company states. InterDigital now has the ability to combine bandwidth across multiple wireless networks as the company has partnered with Attila Technologies.
“Multi-faceted collaborations with companies like Attila, HelloSoft (News - Alert), Intrinsyc and GoldSpot underscore our ability to work with a broad range of innovative technology partners who share our goal of creating spectrum multiplying technologies for optimal bandwidth usage and a richer multimedia experience,” said Naresh Soni, Chief Technology Officer of InterDigital. “Building on our expertise in complete end-to-end wireless system solutions, InterDigital is integrating several standalone convergence technologies.”
InterDigital has partnered with HelloSoft and Intrinsyc InterDigital has unveiled its Media Independent Handover (MIH) technology, the IEEE 802.21 standard for uninterrupted, seamless multimedia session transfers between 2G/3G/4G cellular, WiFi (News - Alert) or WiMax networks, and other wired and wireless interfaces. Also, partnering with GoldSpot Media, InterDigital highlights seamless multimedia transfers across devices and intelligent data optimization.
In September 2008, Anaqua, a provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) software and services, and InterDigital signed a multi-year contract for the use of Anaqua’s integrated IP management software. The ANAQUA IAM solution will enable InterDigital to better manage its inventions, extensive patent portfolio and electronic invoicing, the company stated in an press release.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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