Friday, January 16, 1998

AirMedia's Newness

I had a chance to catch up with David Rose, chairman and founder of AirMedia, after his company's presentation at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Positioned front and center in the Microsoft booth, AirMedia was one of the launch partners for MS's new Palm and Auto PC platforms. Rose reports that people were "oohing and ahhing" over the company's their new mobile Internet antennas. Rose said these gadgets as something half the size of pack of cigarettes that goes on the road with you and pulls in more info even when your computer is off.

AirMedia also announced the expansion of its live broadcasts to PCS and digital cellular carriers, with the launch of the AirMedia Carrier Information Services network. The Philips booth was also graced with AirMedia's Mobile Internet Antenna for the Philips Velo handheld PC. While this product has already been launched, it was the first time many people saw it. Philips joins Compaq and Micron in announcing that they were licensing AirMedia's technology for their handhelds.

(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)