Free Webinar on Public Wi-Fi – The Transformation to Wireless Philadelphia

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In a free Xtalks webinar on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST., Dianah Neff, CIO for the City of Philadelphia discusses how Philadelphia proposes to create a wireless network that will provide high-speed, broadband wireless connectivity to all points within the city. There is still time to register for free at: http://www.xtalks.com/wifi1.ashx

Xtalks is pleased to present the Public Wi-Fi web seminar. At this event you will hear from Dianah Neff, CIO for the City of Philadelphia as she reviews the technological challenges of creating a wireless city.

As more businesses and individuals go wireless, there is an increasing demand for public spaces to incorporate WiFi into their offerings. Already, places such as airports, libraries and universities are starting to provide 'hotspots' where users can access wireless internet. However, there is a growing trend to provide greater access to this technology in more diverse settings.

Perhaps the most ambitious of these new plans is the creation of a wireless Philadelpia. Incorporating the use of this technology over large areas provides CIO's with a host of technical challenges, not the least of which are ensuring strong signal levels, providing access systems, ensuring security levels and integrating new wireless systems with existing ones.

The web conference is sponsored by BelAir networks and Airpath. BelAir networks will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

Registration for the event is currently open and free at: http://www.xtalks.com/wifi1.ashx

About the Keynote Speaker

Dianah L. Neff

Dianah L. Neff has 18 years experience in providing leadership and implementation of organization-wide strategic information technology planning, assuring reliability of information technology infrastructure, and directing information technology departments in their delivery of technology support services in both city and county organizations. She was appointed as Chief Information Officer for the City of Philadelphia in May 2001, reporting to Mayor John F. Street and serving on the mayor's cabinet. As head of the Mayor's Office of Information Services, the city's central IT agency, Ms. Neff is leading the wireless Philadelphia project to create a citywide, 135 square miles, digital infrastructure to help citizens, business, schools and community organizations make effective use of wireless technology.

About BelAir networks

BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, city-wide Wi-Fi solutions with the highest quality for data, voice and video. Built specifically for outdoor deployments, BelAir Networks’ patented solution delivers the lowest cost per user and is fully deployed within days, blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts, hotels and resorts, and college campuses. BelAir’s wireless networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for wide-area wireless broadband deployments of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and 3G Cellular networks. For more information, go to http://www.belairnetworks.com/.

About Airpath

Airpath’s carrier-class Operational Support System (OSS), Roaming and Clearing hosted platforms enable service and network providers with a solution to provision, deploy and manage their wireless networks and roaming activities. An Airpath powered network offers seamless, global access to wireless broadband services across disparate networks. In addition to simplified hot spot and metro zone set-up and management, Airpath facilitates the only true neutral host network management platform in the industry. For more information please visit http://www.airpath.com/

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-1364240,00.html) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (http://www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact JP Fozo, Group Vice President, Business Development, at phone: 416-977-6555 x291.

Register for free at http://www.xtalks.com/wifi1.ashx

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