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Re: For Surfers, a Roving Hot Spot That Shares

Tony P. (
Sat, 16 Jul 2005 09:58:55 -0400

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> When the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., opened its gates
> last week to a location shoot for "The Sopranos," a new fixture was on
> display in the mobile dressing rooms - a roving Wi-Fi hot spot.

> With a device called the Junxion Box, the production company can set
> up a mobile multiuser Internet connection anywhere it gets cellphone
> service. The box, about the size of a shoebox cover, uses a cellular
> modem card from a wireless phone carrier to create a Wi-Fi hot spot
> that lets dozens of people connect to the Internet.

> The staff members of "The Sopranos," squeezed into two trailer
> dressing rooms, needed only the Junxion Box and their laptops to
> exchange messages and documents with the production offices at
> Silvercup Studios in Queens.


All I can say about this is that I feel for the poor members of that
country club.

Showtime was recently in the RI state house for two days shooting
scenes for their new series "Brothers". One whole corridor of the
basement level was filled with production gear and people for two

I've never seen so many cables in my life. Yet this whole thing was
set up and broken down in < 12 hours.

In the case of Showtime, I think they used wired net connections
because I distinctly saw a cluster of Cat-5 running out from the
legislative IT space.

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