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App turns the Iphone into a ‘viral transmitter’

AD-HOC MESH NETWORKS look set to become more prevalent as Peep Wireless shows off its application that allows Iphone users to create networks among themselves.

According to Peep Wireless, Peepapp will turn Iphones into a “viral transmitter/receiver” over Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM, CDMA or any other wireless media. The firm claims its technology could result in users never having to pay phone bills again.

In effect, Peep Wireless is creating an infrastructure free wireless network, with Iphones acting as base stations. The firm says it has an external antenna in the shape of a key-fob in the works that will extend the range of Iphones running its Peepapp by a factor of four.

With data being transferred over other people’s devices, Peep Wireless ensures security by encrypting all data with AES encryption.

Wireless mesh technology has been promoted as a cost-effective means of creating networks for some time, with femtocells becoming increasingly popular to boost connectivity in some areas. However ad-hoc wireless mesh technology has yet to take off because of stability issues, the expense of keeping such a network alive and the threat to mobile operators’ revenues. Since they eliminate the need for network infrastructure, ad-hoc wireless networks have received funding from DARPA.

Contact Rustyice Solutions for further advice on how this exciting new development can transform the way you think about wireless networking.

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