CES 2005 Exclusive Update


Note: Here is an exclusive update on CES 2005 held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Information provided was per notes taken (very quickly) during interviews with the various representatives. Information was "thrown out" at a tremendous pace, thus trying to interpret notes afterward may provide some information that is incomplete or inaccurate. Please keep in mind that the intent of these updates is to introduce our members to new technology displayed at CES and not to provide a "detailed" review of the products themselves.

WideBand Corporation Booth

Its not often you see barbed wire displayed at a CES booth so when I saw this I had to stop and take notice. That's when I saw WideBand Technologies run gigabit ethernet over six barb wire conductors as shown below:

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They claim their line of switches can run gigabit ethernet over existing Cat5 and even Cat3 cable. Pretty impressive.