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2013 R&D 100 Winner
BestLINKOne of the key limitations of wireless Internet service installations, even those designed for long-range use, is that range is limited to less than 50 km. Seeking a better solution, developers at the Institute for Information Industry and K-Best Technology Inc. have launched BestLINK Technology, a regional area WLAN solution that operates as a superset of standard Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11), yet combines the advantages of both Wi-Fi and WiMax communications protocols. Set to operate in any free white space frequency between 300 MHz to 20 GHz, BestLINK can provide service coverage up to 250 km in radius with a 3 bits/Hz/sec spectral efficiency. Users can travel at more than 200 km/hr while using the service, a five-fold improvement. Built using established hardware and techniques such as orthogonal frequency domain multiplexing, BestLINK can serve as an extended-term solution for Internet access in rural areas.

Technology
Regional area WLAN solution

Developers
Institute for Information Industry
K-Best Technology Inc.


Development Team

Institute for Information Industry BestLINK development team (r-l): Yen-Hui Kuo, Huang-Yuan Juan, Alex Wang, Neilson Woo, Shu-Hui Lin, Yi-Chung Cheng.

 








The BestLINK Development Team
Yen-Hui Kuo, Principal Developer, Institute for Information Industry
Ming-Whei Feng, Principal Developer, Institute for Information Industry
Yi-Chung Cheng, Institute for Information Industry
Yu-Wei Hua, Institute for Information Industry
Huang-Yuan Juan, Institute for Information Industry
Shu-Hui Lin, Institute for Information Industry
Yu-Wei Tung, K-Best Technology Inc.
Alex Wang, Institute for Information Industry
Neilson Woo, Institute for Information Industry

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