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The First White Space Device

People in Wilmington, NC are lucky, as the FCC announces that their area will be the first to be able to use the newly, FCC-approved device from Koos Technical Services. This device will use the Spectrum Bridge white spaces database for frequency coordination.

The FCC writes that they, “Will expand nationwide pending completion and activation of the Commission’s facilities for processing requests for protection of unlicensed wireless microphone at event venues.”

It looks like the KTS solution could be a very good wireless alternative for utilities, kiosk retailers, etc. that want to implement Machine-to-Machine communications.

To see a working demonstration of a white space radio, check out this video on ViodiTV.

Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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