NovaRoam - $1900 1Mbps munchkin

Rohit Khare (
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 13:02:14 -0700

Prototypical box-of-cigarettes sized munchkin. Starts at $1900. Rohit


* Direct Ethernet Connection to Mobile Computers
* Simple Setup and Self-Configuring Networks
* High Data Rate and Long Communication Range

The Power of Simplicity
Go where you want. Have what you need.

NovaRoam 900 gives you the simplicity of an Ethernet connection and
the freedom of mobile IP (Internet Protocol) communication. Finally,
roaming nodes and fixed networks establish and maintain reliable
communication through a seamless integration of applications that
communicate via TCP/IP, such as Internet Explorer, Netscape
Navigator, MS Outlook, Eudora, Lotus Notes, etc.

NovaRoam 900 is self-configuring, making it simple to set up. Yet
it's efficient mobile routing algorithm, forward error correction and
direct spread spectrum technology are powerful enough to maintain
high performance even in a congested RF environment.

NovaRoam 900 allows users many miles apart to transfer data simply,
as if hardwired to a LAN. The power of these wireless routers allows
data rates of up to 1.008 Mbps, and the freedom to move arbitrarily
through a randomly and rapidly changing mesh topology. NovaRoam
900's automatically configure themselves into a network of repeaters
using state-of-the-art routing algorithms, extending communications
range almost without limit.

NovaRoam 900 is perfect for wireless industrial networks, mobile
equipment networking, large-scale automation projects, remote sensor
systems, real-time material handling information, city-wide delivery
services, and all temporary LANs.
Our one-page specification sheet gives typical specifications for the
NovaRoam 900 transceiver.

Wireless so Powerful, it's Simple.

Nova Engineering, Inc.
Welcome to Nova 5 Circle Freeway Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45246 Phone: 513-860-3456
Fax: 513-860-3535
1-800-341-6682 (NOVA) Last Updated: June 15, 1999


From: Mike Geile <>
To: "'Chai Keong Toh <>'" <>
Cc: "''" <>,
"'Ron Orr ('" <>,
"'Joe Macker <>'" <>,
Michael Rauf <>, Paul Krotchen <>
Subject: NovaRoam Commercial Release
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 14:04:24 -0400

The product that was referred to is the NovaRoam product described at We have passed FCC approval
and are awaiting the final information before we can offer it for sale.

The "radio" is a bit different than the WaveLan or other 802.11 devices.
It's actually a mobile router complete with an IP stack that we've developed
with another company. We've built the entire product in-house and have all
the source to the stack protocols etc. so we can get to all communications
parameters efficiently. Static routing is what's available right now, and we
are in test on IMEP and an ad hoc routing implementation. The "information"
interfaces are 10BaseT (ethernet baseband) and the RF interface. It operates
in the ISM (902-928 MHz) band using direct sequence spread spectrum. The
range we achieve is more substantial than the 2.4 MHz radios (like WaveLan)
because we operate at a lower frequency (better propagation) and we provide
more energy per bit. The market we are targeting requires longer range which
necessitates lower data rates. The cost of each radio is $1895 - if you
decide to try them out, just request a formal quote (we're taking orders now
- call Michael Rauf at 513.860.3456 or Upgrades will be
software downloads via the internet. We have FCC approval and are awaiting
final paperwork before we can sell the devices - should be any day now.

I've include an application notes as an attachment.

<<NovaRoam 900 DS Range.doc>>

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