Craig Mathias

Principal

Craig J. Mathias is a Principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile computing. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference speaker, author, columnist, and blogger. He regularly writes for Network World, CIO.com, and TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

The future of Wi-Fi: The best is yet to come

Three-stream Wi-Fi hits the mark

In 3-stream vs 2-stream tests, 7 MIMO-based access points deliver impressive performance increases

VisiWave Site Survey SO: Solid 3D features

Company: VisiWaveProduct: Site Survey SOVerdict: Strong 3D featuresVisiWave Site Survey allows the user to import graphical floor plans of the area under consideration, and to manually place access points in the model. Once you've...

Psiber RF3D WiFiPlanner: Covers the basics

Company: PsiberProduct: RF3D WiFiPlannerVerdict: Covers the basics, low costIt's easy to import building floor plans in .jpg, .bmp, or .png format into RF3D WiFiPlanner, and, similarly, it's easy to correct for rotation or skewing...

Nuts About Nets AirHORN: Signal generator

Company: Nuts About NetsProduct: AirHORNVerdict: Signal generator for predictive testingAirHORN isn't a site survey tool in the sense of the other products reviewed here; rather, it's signal generator packaged as a USB dongle with,...

Motorola SiteScanner: For analytical measurement

Company: MotorolaProduct: SiteScannerVerdict: Analytical analog to LANPlannerSiteScanner is a cousin of Motorola's LANPlanner, with a very similar layout and user interface, but designed just for analytical measurement and...

Opinion: Hackers watch for mobile opportunities

With iPhone's arrival, software on cell phones could be the next frontier for malicious attacks

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