March Business Bits

  • Tut Systems has reached an agreement with Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) whereby the Mexican phone giant will deploy Tut's family of broadband solutions in hotels across Mexico. Telmex, the largest telecommunications company in Mexico, plans to expand its broadband service offerings in guest rooms and conferences rooms throughout Mexico.
  • Intira Corporation will provide outsourced e-commerce infrastructure services for Longs Drugs, the sixth largest drug store chain in North America. Intira will support Longs' online prescription ordering and fulfillment system, health-related tools, and more than 27 million pages of online content.
  • According to PC Data, Visioneer and their associated brands captured approximately 32% of the market share in U.S. retail sales for color flatbed scanners. The latest findings from PC Data, a provider of tracked point-of-sale data in the retail market, are outlined in their December 2000 "Hardware Sell-Through Report."
  • Adicom Wireless announced its leading-edge broadband wireless access product, Adicom's AWDL (Asymmetric Wireless Data Link). AWDL is designed to resolve major challenges faced by wireless service providers such as availability of ubiquitous coverage in a cell and high cost of subscriber unit installation. The technology offers data rates of 30Mbps downstream and 5Mbps upstream, and is ideal for facilitating burst-mode data exchange, according to the company.
  • ComView Corporation has engaged Counterpart Capital, a leading business strategic advisory firm in the healthcare market, to assist with establishing relationships for its new technologies with business partners in the global marketplace.
  • More than a year ahead of the mandatory deadline to switch from national currencies to the euro, Dallas-based Perot Systems Corporation is live on a PeopleSoft euro-compliant financial system. Perot Systems is a billion-dollar, worldwide IT and business solution provider with operations in France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. All countries that must adopt the euro as their only currency by next year.
  • Cingular Wireless, the joint venture between the wireless units of SBC and BellSouth formed in January, announced it now serves 20 million customers in the U.S.

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