Vertical Handoff Between Wireless LAN and Wireless WAN

Wireless links between mobile devices enabling "handoff" of connectivity without a drop in connection Background: With smartphones becoming an everyday occurrence, dead zones are no longer allowable in today's market. There is a necessity for constant connection to a network. However, in areas where certain networks have connections while others do not, there is a "handoff" of connectivity. Two types: Horizontal and Vertical. While horizontal handoff only allows phones with the same wireless link technologies, vertical handoff allows all wireless links to be connected. The issue is there is a drop in connection while vertical handoff is happening. There needs to be a seamless connection created. Technology Overview: Using executable code, there are multiple nodes processing information prior to the "vertical handoff". Once a connection is made to the local node, information is sent in packets via code, to make the second network aware of the connection it is going to obtain. Along with the packets of information, included is a connection of code monitoring the continuous strength of connections to ensure smooth transition. Advantages: -Faster connection to a network

-More efficient

-More focus on heterogeneous connections and the creation of a sole server Applications: -Wireless Communications

-Smart Phones

-Cloud Services

-Cellular Networks Intellectual Property Summary: Patented Stage of Development: [7245917]( Licensing Potential: Commercial partner,Development partner Licensing Status: Available for Licensing. R-7685 Additional Information: wireless,mobile device,networks,network connections,connectivity,cloud,cloud services,communication,server,code,nodes,computer science,wireless communication,ip telephony,internet protocol,network optimisation,network connectivity,communication network,mobile network,local area network,network management,network optimization,cellular communication,mobile connectivity,wireless connectivity,cloud server,cloud connection,the cloud,internet cloud service,cloud-based services,cloud service,cloud management,cloud platform solution,cloud system,cloud optimization,wireless telecommunication,wireless telemetry,wireless networking,cell signal,transition Please note, header image is purely illustrative. Source:, CC0.

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