Accession Number : ADA316880

Title :   System Support for Mobility.

Corporate Author : OREGON GRADUATE INST BEAVERTON

Personal Author(s) : Black, Andrew ; Inouye, Jon

PDF Url : ADA316880

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : As we move closer to world-wide networking and the merger of computing and communications, truly mobile computing-computing while on the move-will become as unexceptional as truly mobile communication (using cellular telephones) is today. However, mobile computing poses new challenges for both system and application designers. Unlike telephony, where a new communications and terminal infrastructure was created to provide a well-understood service (peer-to-peer voice communication), and inter-operability was maintained at the central office, to realize the vision of mobile computing we need to adapt existing applications, and inter-operability must be provided for between peer applications and systems.

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *GLOBAL, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTATIONS, INTEROPERABILITY, CELLS, MOBILE, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE