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Unidad 18: Comunidad, Género y Tecnología

Aqui se explora la interrelación de las tecnologías de información y comunicación con la sociedad, con miras a favorecer la inclusión de los grupos menos favorecidos y particular atención  a la cuestiones de género.

Equipo TRICALCAR 1 hour Spanish 29 Aug 08
WiMAX and non Standard Solutions

WiMAX has raised many expectations promising greater range, QoS and roaming capabilities beyond what WiFi can offer. But prices remain significantly higher than solutions based on WiFi modifications and some proprietary technologies. A description of the main features of these three general categories is presented with some examples.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 25 Sep 08
Long Distance WiFi Links

By using external antennas and modifying the firmware, very low cost, long distance WiFi links can be built. High gain antennas require careful alignment, that most be done using signla generators and spectrum analyzers. A low cost version of these is presented.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 31 Aug 08
Community, ICTs and Gender

Consider gender perspective in order to achieve fairness and equality of opportunities between women and men in the use and
appropriation of technology, in particular for ICT and community networks. Contribution of ICTs to the development of communities.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Network Planning

How to plan for a wireless network.Viability study. Implementation plan. Budget .Licenses and permissions. Import and acquisition of equipment. Contracts and quality assurance.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Sustainability Strategies

Define basic concepts of sustainability. Provide a guide to identify factors that may be critical for the sustainability of community wireless  networks. Analise examples of projects that have used Wi-Fi technology in their networks.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Wokbolic & Bazooka Antenna for 3G (Indonesian)

In this note, detailed design as well as step by step on how to make a wokbolic & bazooka antenna for 3G will be described. PVC tubing & aluminium tape is used to make a low cost wokbolic & bazooka antenna.



Onno W. Purbo 1 hour Indonesian 11 Oct 08
dB math and Link Budget Calculation

This presentation is on dB math (why do we use dBs?, examples of calculations with dBs, etc) and on Link Budget Calculation (how far can a wireless link go?, what gain should my antenna have, etc).

Marco Zennaro, Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Wireless needs (work)

subtitle: Do we need wireless? Wireless needs a lot of work! ;) ...Wireless networks: "why, when and where" of WLANs


This is a "not-very-serious lecture" for introducing issues and benefits of wireless networking

(it also contains some polls/questionnaires to check the background knowledge of the audience)

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08
Open training on wireless

This presentation summarize the experience of 7 years of training on wireless networking at the ICTP (Trieste, Italy).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 1 hour English 15 Oct 08