Wi-Fi Phones Replace Hospital Staff Pagers

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-09-14
 
 
 
At El Camino Hospital in Californias Silicon Valley, Wi-Fi phones send information over the Internet instead of phone lines. The phones look and feel like walkie-talkies and can send messages to several staffers at once, or try several numbers until someone answers. Wi-Fi calls cost less and connect faster than cell phones, but maintaning Wi-Fi coverage consistently over large areas is difficult because signals from Wi-Fi antennae travel only a few hundred feet.

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