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Visually attractive equipment prioritized in WiFi deployment

telecom | 09/04/2015 4:44 pm EDT

WiFi hardware is increasingly being designed to blend in with the surrounding environment or be more esthetically pleasing, and the providers of such technology say they are able to do so without compromising on the quality of network connections. BigBelly Solar Inc., a Massachusetts-based waste and recycling management system company, recently partnered with the City of New York to install waste bins that also deploy free public WiFi. The 11-year-old company uses a cloud-based technology that allows cities to monitor public waste and recycling units. It notifies sanitation official when...