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Wireless Gateway Manages Digital Motorcoach

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Bluesocket Inc., a vendor of open-systems Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) management and
security solutions, is part of the Digital Motor Coach, the first certified Wi-Fi Zone
hotspot on wheels. Sponsored by Intel and Fleetwood RV, the Digital Motorcoach 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
motorcoach from Fleetwood RV. With a Bluesocket Wireless Gateway securing and managing the
coach’s wireless network, visitors can control everything from the TVs to the awning via
WLAN, as well as browse the Internet or send e-mail. 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.

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