Fisking InnerWireless

Since I’ve been on a bit of a blog kick this week, it seems time to introduce the concept of “fisking.” Named after an infamous BBC reporter, Robert Fisk, fisking is the act of refuting or correcting a previous piece of writing, point by point. Usually done in a direct no nonsense way, fisking is setting the record straight. So, let’s have a little fun. The target, er, subject is today’s InnerWireless press release (at 600+ words). InnerWireless, Inc., announced today that it has established a healthcare business unit to deliver the Medical-Grade Wireless Utility™. The term “medical-grade network” was first hyped by Cisco and seems to mean about as much as it does here, nothing. I do like the term “utility” as it implies what InnerWireless really offers – something that is installed and used like a piece of a building’s infrastructure. I'm sure a lot of vendors are disappointed they put a TM on that term and can't use it themselves. The utility includes a unifying wireless platform and portfolio of services to facilitate the development of an adaptive mobile enterprise strategy. In reality the platform is unified because it is one very long antenna that is snaked throughout a building. The platform is also the wiring closets where other vendor’s equipment is connected to the InnerWireless antenna. This is all adaptable by adding or removing this...

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