Wirlab in action
The research focus of Wirlab divides in city and rural area networking and for the purpose a scalable
test-environment has been built. This infrastructure is constantly developed by the demands of the industry
and collaborating parties. The building of the test-environment consists of hardware testing, software
development and R&D activity based on them.
R&D concentrates on combining the traditional wired networks with the wireless solutions and IP-networking
on top of them. Focus is on bringing the mobile networks together with future wireless technologies, speech
services in Wireless LAN environments, quality of Voice over IP in wireless networks, antenna technology and
new applications and service models of GPRS/WLAN hybrid networks.
Control and usability over great amounts of data spread over wide geographical area is also an important
research activity. Applications such as logistics, embedded software, document management and health-care
ICT are included.