Receive new posts as email.
This site operates as an independent editorial operation. Advertising, sponsorships, and other non-editorial materials represent the opinions and messages of their respective origins, and not of the site operator. Part of the FM Tech advertising network.
Entire site and all contents except otherwise noted © Copyright 2001-2010 by Glenn Fleishman. Some images ©2006 Jupiterimages Corporation. All rights reserved. Please contact us for reprint rights. Linking is, of course, free and encouraged.
The quality of service (QoS) standard for improving voice, streaming data is out the door: The news that it was approved for publication in late September seems to have eluded most of us who cover the industry. A subset of 802.11e has already been released by the Wi-Fi Alliance as Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM), a set of extensions that helped voice applications. The full specification defines four queues that determine packet priority. The article quotes a SpectraLink executive who says the default priority is voice, video, best-effort, and background. Devices transmitting packets must mark the packets with this priority information.