No one would tell me the answer to the obvious question "Why pears?" But this whimsical wireless node, shown at Comdex last month, is a member of Galtronics newly launched Pear Wireless line of 802.11 gear (www.pearwireless.com). This compact decorator enclosure houses a desktop access point and a Universal Serial Bus client adapter.
The company wouldnt let me photograph the patent-not-yet-applied-for insides of its adjustable directional antennas, which solve the wireless security problem in a truly novel way: Dont send or receive wireless signals except where you have legitimate users. Obvious, eh?
Meanwhile, we refuse to participate in the companys shameless punning on the subject of Pear-to-Pear networks. Oops.