February 27, 2006, trendnet, a best-in-class networking manufacturer of wired and wireless networking solutions created a custom-designed TEW-429UB WiFi Detector Adapter as a promotional gift at Verizons sponsored event at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas. Now users can simply press a button and get a detailed picture of all the 802.11 a / b / g WiFi connections within a 200ft. The traditional blue casing for the product was changed to reflect Verizons black and red brand color scheme and screened with Verizons logo. The TEW-429UB integrates an LCD screen that details a connections Signal Strength, ssid (Network Name Encryption type (eg. Following a night of music, sushi and cocktails 450 TEW-429UBs were distributed to the valued partners and employees on the way out of the event. The TEW-429UB captures and displays all the broadcasted characteristics WiFi signals use to distinguish themselves.
To find out if it is an open (HotSpot) or closed (Encrypted) network it requires the user to boot-up their laptop to get more information about the signal. In addition to the custom designed solution for Verizon, trendnet recently announced its plan to launch a Limited Edition TEW-429UB that reflects the spirit of the upcoming fifa World Cup event to be held in Germany in June. This product is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and weighs only 30 grams. Most WiFi Detectors currently available in the market use LEDs to show the presence of WiFi signals and their relative strength. WEP 64/128 bit, WPA WPA2 Channel, Source and Battery Life.
The product was used as a welcoming gift to Verizons Corporate Customers and High Level Executives as part of the appreciation event. Jane Park at mice iCom said, It was an amazing gift and was told by other attendees at the event it was the nicest gift at CES. Then, simply plug the unit into the USB port and it becomes a 54Mbps 802.11g WiFi adapter, allowing the user to quickly connect to the preferred network connection. Following a night of music, sushi and cocktails 450 TEW-429UBs were distributed to the valued partners and employees on the way out of the event.