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Digital Motor Coach Offers Wireless Lifestyle

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Bluesocket Inc., a vendor of open-systems Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) management and
security solutions, is part of a team of companies involved with the Digital Motor Coach,
the first certified Wi-Fi Zone hotspot on wheels. Sponsored by Intel and Fleetwood RV, the
Digital Motor Coach delivers an anytime, anywhere mobility experience, providing continuous
wireless Internet connectivity and operational control while traveling in the comfort of a
silver-and-black, 38-foot motorhome from Fleetwood RV. With a Bluesocket Wireless Gateway
securing and managing the coach’s wireless network, users can control everything from the
TVs to the awning via WLAN, as well as send e-mail or browse the Internet. A central
Windows XP media server is integrated with a wireless network in the coach. Custom html
pages, served to a tablet PC through an access point, allow users to view
vehicle-maintenance data, go online, or control an array of devices on the network:
thermostats, entertainment, lighting, two expandable slideout rooms and more. The media
server is also integrated with a satellite-tracking dish system on the roof, providing an
uplink for Internet access even while the vehicle is moving. A two-way link is available
once the RV is parked. For more information on the Digital Motor Coach, click here.

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