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Wireless Imaging - Overcoming the Challenges - Infrastructure and Players

  • ID: 7676
  • February 2001
  • Region: Global
  • 316 Pages
  • Future Image Inc
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AT&T Wireless
  • Concord Camera
  • FlashPoint Technology
  • Motient
  • PhotoJet LLC
  • SBC Communications
  • MORE

The report consists of two sections: Infrastructure and Players. The infrastructure section details the Wireless Imaging Value Chain including capture devices and components, transmission devices, carriers, and portals. It addresses the technical challenges inherent to wireless imaging, and the geographical differences between the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Players section profiles over a dozen vendors and partnerships with declared plans for wireless imaging solutions, including:

Vision
Management
Business Model
Technology
Partnerships
Interviews with key executives
In addition the report features results of Future Image's primary research on expectations of end users, analysis of business challenges including pricing models, and glossary of key technical terms.

Additional Information

Definition

By our definition, “wireless imaging” is the transfer of digital images from one device to another without the use of cables. Although perhaps the ultimate objective is to transfer images from capture devices to a network server and retrieve images from a network server to a display device — from anywhere, there are numerous intermediate operations that qualify as well. Transferring images from Palm to Palm at six inches, from a camera to a printer from three feet away, from a set top box to a digital frame somewhere in the same house, from a laptop to a desktop computer in the same office building, or from mobile phone READ MORE >

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AT&T Wireless
  • Concord Camera
  • FlashPoint Technology
  • Motient
  • PhotoJet LLC
  • SBC Communications
  • MORE

Infrastructure
Introduction
The Wireless Imaging Value Chain
1. Capture Appliances
1.1. Digital Cameras
1.2. Cell Phones
1.3. Cell Phone Accessories
1.4. PDAs and Handheld Game Units
1.5. PCs and Laptops
1.6. Miscellaneous
1a. Components
1a1. Hardware Components
1a2. Software Components
2. Communications (RF Transceivers/Modems)
2.1. Infrared
2.2. Bluetooth
2.3. Wireless LAN
2.4. Wireless Modems
2.5. Cell Phones
3. Carriers
3a. Infrastructure
4. Networks/Portals
4a. IASPs (Imaging Application Services Providers)
4b. Vendors
5. Display Appliances
The Road to 3G - U.S., Europe, and Asia
Introduction
United States
Technology - Past & Present
Technology - Future Implementation
What is 3G?
1. cdma2000
1a. The Road to 3G: cdmaOne to 1xRTT to 1xEV to cdma2000
2. W-CDMA
2a. The Road to 3G (GSM): GPRS I, II, & III to EDGE to W-CDMA
2b. The Road to 3G (TDMA): TDMA to EDGE to W-CDMA/4G
3. UWC-136
3a. The Road to 3G: IS-136 to IS-136+ to IS-136HS to UWC-136
New Spectrum
Europe
Technology - Past & Present
Technology - Future Implementation
Asia
Japan
Technology - Past & Present
Technology - Future Implementation
China
Technology - Past & Present
Technology - Future Implementation
Korea
Technology - Past & Present
Technology - Future Implementation
Understanding the Challenges
Introduction
Wireless Infrastructure Challenges
Bandwidth
Wireless Wide Area Networks
Cellular Providers
AT&T Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Sprint PCS
MCI WorldCom
SBC Communications
Voicestream
Nextel
Satellite - Globalstar
Data Networks
CDPD
BellSouth Intelligent Wireless Network
Motient
Metricom
Summary
Wireless Personal Area Networks
Infrared
Bluetooth
802.15.1
802.15.3
Wireless FireWire
Is it worth the trouble?
Wireless Local Area Networks
802.11
802.11b
802.11g
802.11a
HiperLAN
HomeRF
Summary
Coverage
Latency
Error Correction
Multiple Standards & Specifications
Frequencies
Air Interfaces/Protocols
Signaling/Modulation Schemes
Vendor Challenges
Upload Issues
1. File Size
1a. Targeted Applications
1b. Reduced Resolution
1c. Compression
1d. Distributed Processing
2. Shielding Vs. Transmission
3. Power Supply
4. Overloading Servers
Download Issues
1. Wireless Displays
2. Operating Systems
3. Interfaces
4. Air Interface/Signaling Schemes…Again
Standardization Challenges
Education Challenges
Business Challenges
Primary Research
A. Results of Future Image Survey of End User Expectations
B. Equipment Field Tests
FlashPoint Technology - Digita Post
ActivePhoto - Flying Pictures
Observations
Players
A. Imaging Companies
1. Concord Camera
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
2. Eastman Kodak
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
Wireless Initiatives
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
3. Polaroid
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
B. Telecommunications Companies
1. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5 Partnerships
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
2. Nokia
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
C. Wireless Imaging Start-ups
1. ActivePhoto
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
2. C Technologies AB
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
3. FlashPoint Technology
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
4. Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX)
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
5. LightSurf Technologies, Inc.
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
6. PhotoAccess / Agilent Technologies
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
7. PhotoJet LLC
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
8. Zing Network, Inc
Introduction
1. Vision
2. Company
3. Business Model
4. Technology
5. Partnerships
6. Challenges/Competition
Observations
Contact info and value chain chart
Conclusion and Outlook
Conclusion & Outlook
The Wireless Imaging Value Chain
Appendices
A. A glossary of key technical terms
Sources
Terms
B. Capture Appliances
Digital Cameras
Cell Phones
Cell Phone Accessories
PDAs
C. Display Appliances
PDAs
Digital Picture Frames
Wallets
Internet Appliances
And more
D. Cellular History in the U.S.

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- AT&T Wireless
- BellSouth Intelligent Wireless Network
- C Technologies AB
- CDPD
- Concord Camera
- Data Networks
- Eastman Kodak
- FlashPoint Technology
- Internet Pictures Corporation (iPIX)
- LightSurf Technologies, Inc
- MCI WorldCom
- Metricom
- Motient
- Nextel
- Nokia
- PhotoAccess / Agilent Technologies
- PhotoJet LLC
- Polaroid
- Satellite - Globalstar
- SBC Communications
- Sprint PCS
- Verizon Wireless
- Voicestream
- Zing Network, Inc

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