A Syracuse (N.Y.) startup called Wireless Grids intends to change that with software designed to break down the walls between different networks and devices. The technology behind Wireless Grids was developed with the aid of more than $2 million in U.S. government grant money from the National Science Foundation and about $500,000 in funding and research support from U.S. networking gearmakers Cisco Systems - Novell - British Telecom, Japan's Hitachi, and Finland's Nokia.
WG's been busy recruiting away some sharp wireless minds - the most recent, Norman Lewis, former head of research on the convergence of Internet and wireless technologies at the French phone company Orange. After reviewing the technology, Lewis quit his job and signed on as Wireless Grid's chief strategy officer.
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