Filed under: Wireless
Although several other companies have submitted white space devices to the FCC — we know Philips has one in, and Google’s making a lot of noise about new and improved reference designs — it looks like Microsoft’s run of bad luck with the tech continues, with yet another white space transceiver unexpectedly failing during FCC tests last week. There’s no word on if the latest unit failed for the same power-related reasons as the previous test devices, but Microsoft’s doing a little damage control and saying that the FCC hasn’t found any interference with TV signals so far, and that it’s easier to pull the plug now and let other, non-MS devices finish out testing. Yeah, we’d say so — at this point Redmond’s bungled attempts to get this stuff working are becoming sort of embarrassing. Google to the rescue?