iPavement stones with embedded PCs used as wireless app hotspots

By Shawn Knight
Apr 26, 2012
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  1. Urban dwellers may soon find a new way to obtain information wirelessly while on the go. A Spanish company called Via Inteligente has developed a product called the iPavement stone...

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    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

  3. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Of course, I'm sure the spanish company would love to skip out on maintenance. Why fix what you already have when you can just buy a brand-new, upgraded iPavement?
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,631   +1,031

    Unsightly wireless antennas? Put em in a tree and paint them brown, i doubt leaves will cause less interference than surrounding concrete. These bricks sound like a solution searching for a problem.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,031   +2,533

    No mention of how they are powered.
  6. powering them using the technology used in those tiles that generate energy when stepped on would be cool, though if nobody steps on it, their goes the wifi =p
  7. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    What he said. Maintenance alone would have to be difficult unless they're pop-up-access and then security is a problem. This seems not only to lack a problem but to introduce a number of new ones.

    On the plus side, tidal waves might not wash them away.

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