Newport Digital Technologies Inc., in collaboration with the Information Industry Institute (III) of Taiwan, has become a leading global provider of solutions for WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access). WiMAX is a wireless communications technology (also known as IEEE 802.16) that essentially extends the benefits of wireless broadband beyond WiFi hotspots, which normally only reach 100-300 feet, to wide areas (up to 30 miles for fixed stations, and 3-10 miles for mobile stations). This means that superior connectivity is now available to more people in urban and even rural environments.

WiMAX combines high data rates with greater scalability, lower costs, and reduced network complexity, making it easier to deploy and operate than standard mobile wireless data solutions. It provides a compelling alternative to cable and DSL, opening up an entire range of voice, data, and multimedia applications for business, entertainment, and educational opportunities, including the fast growing e-learning and digital signage markets, to people and places currently without broadband service.

NDT’s broadband network channel can deliver a complete end-to-end solution for the rapid and economic deployment of WiMAX networks. In addition to advanced fixed and mobile base station designs, NDT is pioneering the development of a new generation of mobile devices that allow consumers and business users to take full advantage of media rich applications, such as HD video, mobile TV, and video conferencing. Associated products include the “W-Pipe” (a revolutionary ultra mobile computing device that packs the performance and functionality of a notebook into a small handheld unit), fourth-generation smart phones, and netbooks.

Newport Digital Technologies, based in Newport Beach, California, works closely with two leading R&D technology incubators, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), both based in Taiwan. The partnership has given NDT a strong portfolio of technologies, including WiMAX, which the company is actively commercializing.

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