IBM Helps Take Truck Stops Wireless with Linux
After Intel, IBM Global Services maybe one of the largest gung-ho Wi-Fi fans out there. The company is carving out a role for itself in deploying and managing large scale Wi-Fi networks, most notably Cometa Networks. Its latest deal with Columbia Advanced Wireless (CAW) and Rocksteady Networks is a bit more targeted. The three are working together to help truckers stay connected by installing Wi-Fi in truck stops. According to CAW over 25 percent of US truckers carry laptops on the road and rely on them to monitor travel conditions and stay in touch with family and business associates.