Enhanced cell phone and wireless data services will become available to many businesses, workers, visitors and residents of the City of Santa Clara in early 2016 when a new outdoor distributed antenna system (oDAS) is installed in the city district north of Highway 101. The area, defined by California’s Great America theme park, the Santa Clara Convention Center and Levi’s Stadium, will be the first in Santa Clara to get the new technology due to an agreement between DAS Group Professionals (DGP) of Walnut Creek and Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility.
Cablevision Systems Corporation announced that Freewheel, its new WiFi-exclusive phone service providing unlimited data, talk and text is now available for sale nationwide at Freewheel.com.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. announced its latest ruggedized feature phone, DuraXV, available immediately online and in Verizon Wireless retail stores for $99.99 with a new two-year activation.
DeLorme announced the availability of new enterprise plans and services for business and government customers to track, monitor and communicate with workers in remote locations using inReach personal satellite communicators. DeLorme’s inReach handheld devices provide interactive SOS alerting, GPS tracking and locating and two-way text messaging, anywhere on the face of the Earth through the global Iridium satellite network. When coupled with DeLorme’s enterprise portal, inReach satellite communicators provide a solution for oil and gas, mining, forestry, utilities and telecommunications companies, as well as disaster relief, law enforcement, medical teams and government agencies with operations over wide areas beyond cellular coverage.