The Advent of Mobile Phone Technology

The operating system is the life blood of any computer system. You cannot make any computer system operation without the operating systems. The OS from the Microsoft that is the windows versions are the most hit in the market.

The mobiles have now grown from just a call making gadget to a high end portable slimmer computer system. You are able to enjoy almost all functionality that you can enjoy with the high end computer system. This has made the dedicated mobile phone operating systems vital.

You will not be able to give your trust to any other providers other than Microsoft.

The Microsoft, with no doubt already put their mark in the computer OS industry. This is the same in the case with the mobile phone operating system.

Let us have a look at the variety of OS offered by the Microsoft which are specially designed for the phones. The Microsoft introduced six diverse versions of mobile phone operating system meant to meet the customer demands and needs.

Take a look at the operating system that has been introduced for the first time. Windows Mobile 6.x is the forefather in the family of mobile phone operating system from the Microsoft. It will end up as a history soon. Windows Phone OS 7.0 was the next member in the series and it is used by many of the OEMs even today.

Windows Embedded Handheld 7 OS was introduced by the renowned player by looking forward to meet the demands of the enterprise market. Windows Embedded Standard 7 OS is the yet another device that is meant for TVs, kiosks and similar devices.

The fifth one Windows 7 OS is meant to be as a best platform for the Net books and Tablets. The upcoming Windows Embedded Compact 7, which will be suitable for the non Intel processors and less energy consuming batteries slates.

The Microsoft introduces diverse OS meant for diverse users with variety of requirements. Thus, the Microsoft always comes with a package of OS to fulfil the wish of each and all whether it is a business person or a layperson.

You can find the Microsoft windows OS working well with the mobile devices from the leading manufacturers like Motorola, Honeywell and so on.

The Microsoft operating system will power up the hardware of the mobile phone same like the computer operating system. It is a bridge or an interface between the user and the device.

The new generation Windows Embedded Handheld OS version will be a blend of the features offered by the Windows Mobile or the Windows CE toolkit. This will be capable of building robust applications by offering high end interfaces as well as programmes.

The GPS application is the need of today and the mobile devices that is included with the GPS application can make use of the to be on market Windows Embedded Compact 7. Anyway the past experience shows that windows operating system is capable of overcoming any competition from the peers.

Industry Buzzwords

We have all heard the buzzwords that have come into our lives with the expansion of the Wireless industry. But do you know what they mean? It is confusing to say the least so let’s try to clarify some of the terminology related to the technology.

Wireless – refers to telecommunications in which electromagnetic waves carry a signal over part of the communications path.

1G – First Generation, Cellular systems based on analog technology.

2G – Cellular wireless based on digital technology. 2G systems offer increased voice quality and capacity to handle more calls.

3G – Systems designed to increase voice capacity and provide high-speed data. 3G will enable users with high-speed data, advanced global roaming and enhanced multimedia capabilities. CDMA provides the basis for 3G technology, which has been implemented as CDMA2000® and WCDMA (UMTS).

Air card – Aircard® is a registered trademark owned by Sierra Wireless and has become synonymous with a wireless PC card.

Blackberry – Two-way wireless device that allows users to check email and voice mail (via text), and page other users using a wireless network service. Blackberry® users must subscribe to a wireless service that provides data transmission service.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology – is the low-power, short-range radio technology that allows digital electronic devices such as mobile phones, headsets, PDAs, notebook PCs and even cars to “talk” to each other without wires and easily transfer files at high speed.

CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA cellular systems utilize a single frequency band for all traffic, differentiating the individual transmissions by assigning them unique codes before transmission.

Cellular – Analog or digital communications in which a subscriber has a wireless connection from a mobile handset to a relatively nearby transmitter. As the cellular telephone user moves from one cell or area of coverage to another, the telephone is effectively passed on to the local cell transmitter.

EDGE – Enhanced Data GSM Environment- a faster version of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless service

GPS – Global Positioning System – a location system based on a constellation of US Department of Defense satellites.

GSM – Global System for Mobile Communication is a digital mobile telephone technology

GPRS – General Packet Radio Service, a packet-based wireless communication service that provides continuous connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users.

iDEN – Integrated Digital Enhanced Network, A proprietary technology based on the TDMA standard that allows users to access phone calls, two-radio transmissions, paging and data from one wireless device. Nextel Communications® uses the iDEN® standard as the basis for its networks.

Streaming – an Internet expression for the one-way transmission of video and audio

TDMA – Time Division Multiple Access, a technique for multiplexing multiple users onto a single channel on a single carrier by splitting the carrier into time slots and allocating these on a as-needed basis

UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, a broadband, packet-based system offering a consistent set of services to mobile computer and phone users no matter where they are located in the world

The GSM Cell Phone Technology, an Easy Solution for the Security and Control of Your House/Office

Did you know that among today’s 7 billion people living on earth, 5.9 billion have a mobile phone subscription? And that some 90% of these subscribers are using the GSM standard and its 3G evolution, UMTS? The amazing development and brilliant success of the GSM cell system worldwide directly relates to its proven and reliable technology and its worldwide roaming ability, enabling more than 5 billion people worldwide to be connected anytime and almost anywhere.

While the voice and SMS and more recently the Web applications have been and remain the most common used by the majority of private subscribers, a professional market for the same technology is rapidly growing and finds usage in a variety of fields such as Telemetry, Health Care, Automotive & Tracking, Payment, Security & Remote Control.

In the Security & Control Applications, GSM communication modules installed in security and control systems enable over the air communication between these systems and any GSM mobile phone and so to 1) remotely monitor the security of a house or an office from a mobile phone and 2) remotely control home / office electrical appliances from a mobile phone.

The competitive advantage of GSM based security and control systems lies in the wireless connectivity of the solution, as alarms are reported over the air and not over a regular telephone line that can easily be cut. Furthermore the GSM based communication allows to be informed on and to control from any GSM mobile phone, hence without any additional investment required, turning it into a very cost efficient and “Do it Yourself” solution.

SMS / MMS messages or calls are sent by the GSM Alarm and Control System to pre-defined numbers in case of burglary and similarly SMS / MMS messages or calls are sent from any mobile phone to the GSM Alarm and Control System to remotely switch on or off appliances such as lights, heating, sprinklers…

Most of GSM Alarm and Control Systems available on the market consist out of a central unit including the GSM communication module, to which several kind of detectors are connected, either through wires or wirelessly. The most common detectors are infrared movement detectors, smoke- gas- and fire detectors, door opening detectors, glass-break detectors. Furthermore internal and external sirens as well as relays for the remote control of appliances can be connected.

In conclusion, GSM based security and control systems offer an easy to handle, do it yourself and Low cost solution for anyone willing to secure and control houses / offices without contracting expensive security companies and purchasing expensive remote control infrastructure.

Technologically Enriched

With the HTC mobile phones, the users can experience real innovation in the domain of “on-the-move”communications. The Taiwan-based HTC is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile Windows-powered handsets in the world market. With the smart PDA devices, the HTC aims to meet the needs of every user. Some of the latest models by HTC include S710, P4350 and MteoR, to name a few.

The HTC S710 is the most compact smartphone with an auto sliding keyboard. As a matter of fact, the attractive and sleek design of this gadget is to be seen to be believed. The S710 is the first smartphone to use the new Window Mobile 6.0 standard platform. Therefore, it can be said that it enhances business applications on its richer interface. One can view official documents at anytime of the day. With the Windows Live application, the users can enjoy sending and receiving emails as well as surfing the Internet. With a snap, the users can make calls, click the pictures as well as record the video clips. Moreover, the S710 is armed with a wide array of connectivity options such as Bluetooth 2.0, EDGE and Wi-Fi.

On other hand, the HTC P4350 is a stylish quad-band PDA phone. This handset is also backed with high-end connectivity options that allow the users to transfer or download the varied content at broadband speeds. Apart from the business applications, this PDA also supports music player enhanced with the Stereo Bluetooth. Like other HTC PDA, the MteoR is a quad band GSM camera mobile. The handset is coupled with a wide TFT LCD screen of 2.2 inches and music capabilities. These gadgets also feature Window Mobile 5.0 Direct Push technology for immediate synchronization of emails or documents. With a slim and compact design, the device fits easily in the pocket.