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Future Directions of E-Content on Portable Devices & Gizmos Presentation to OCLC Members Council February 7, 2005 Gary Houk, Vice President, Corporate Information Technology and Business Integration Access to information anytime anywhere Networks Devices Software

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future directions of e content on portable devices gizmos presentation to oclc members council

Future Directions of E-Content on Portable Devices & GizmosPresentation to OCLC Members Council

February 7, 2005

Gary Houk, Vice President,

Corporate Information Technology

and Business Integration

wireless wide area networks wwan
Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWAN)
  • Most pervasive wireless network is provided by third-generation (3G) cellular systems.
  • 3G networks work off of the current phone equipment used for mobile voice traffic.
  • Download speeds of  300K to 500K bit/sec, bursting up to 2M bit/sec at about $80 per month
  • For road warriors, outfit a laptop with a network card to access wireless G3 network and get data speeds of 400 KB.
wireless local area networks wlans
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
  • Wi-Fi utilizes locations with installed WLANs. Wi-Fi equipped mobile phones, PDAs and computers can access the Internet in these locations called hotspots.
  • Faster than cellular networks, and in many cases less expensive to operate.
    • T1 (1.5 Mbps) and higher speeds
    • 802.11 Wi-Fi standard
    • Current equipment good for about 300 feet.
  • On the way - Evolution Data Optimized (EV-DO) from Sprint and Verizon and Wi-Max (IEEE 802.16)
bluetooth personal area networks pan s
Bluetooth Personal Area Networks (PAN’s)
  • Bluetooth gets its name from a 10th-century Danish king, Harald Blatand (or Bluetooth) who unified Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
  • Bluetooth lets two devices communicate with each other over very short ranges (10 meters)
  • Bluetooth in an array of products: wireless phones, PCs, cameras, GPS devices, handhelds, and even cars.
mp3 players
MP3 Players
  • Music players that range in price from $100 - $300. Also may be used as storage devices and e-book readers
  • Current top rated players include the Apple iPod, iRiver, Creative Zen Micro, Rio Carbon, and the Dell Jukebox
personal digital assistants pda s
Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s)
  • PalmOne Tungsten T5 
  • Dell Axim X30
  • HP iPaq Pocket PC hx4700
smart phones
Smart Phones
  • Palm Treo 650 (smart phone)
  • Nokia 3650
  • Sony Ericsson's P910a
  • RIM Blackberry
dedicated e book readers
Dedicated e-book Readers

The eBookwise-1150 re-branded Gemstar

dedicated e book readers11
Dedicated e-book Readers

Sony e-book

(E Ink)

e books software
E-Books Software
  • Adobe® Reader®
    • Version 6.0 and higher
    • Adobe Reader for Palm OS
    • Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0
  • Microsoft Reader for Desktop & Laptop PC
  • Mobipocket
  • eReader Pro
netlibrary audio books on pda s
netLibrary Audio Bookson PDA’s
  • Windows Media Player 9 or 10 is needed to play the content which all new devices should have
  • MusicMatch 9, Real Player 10.5, and WinAmp 5.06 will work but do NOT have transfer capabilities to portable devices.
  • Palm – no software at the present time
  • External storage card (i.e., Secure Digital) needed
  • Details at: http://www.netlibrary.com/recordedbooks/
netlibrary audio books on portable music players
netLibrary Audio Bookson Portable Music Players
  • Portable music devices that support Microsoft’s WMDRM
  • Terms marketed by manufacturers to show their support for this include:
    • “Protected WMA”
    • “Microsoft DRM”
    • “PlaysForSure”

www.playsforsure.com

netlibrary audio books on smart phones
netLibrary Audio Bookson Smart Phones
  • Smartphones built with WMP10 within them are capable of playing audio books.
    • The Audiovox 5600 is the only Smart Phone (as of today) that has been identified and tested by NetLibrary.
  • External storage card (i.e., Secure Digital)
demonstration
Demonstration
  • Click Here for Video
future convergence
Future  Convergence
  • Voice
  • Data
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Wireless
  • Gaming Systems
anytime anywhere

Digital Native

AnytimeAnywhere

Always OnAlways Connected

  • The Power of libraries
  • The Power of e