Wireless LAN blimp

In what looks like a complete reverse of Usman Haque‘s floatable jellyfish-like vessels, PC accessory maker Buffalo is teaming up with Chubu University’s “SoLan” solar-powered blimp to offer internet access to visitors of the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan.


Four 802.11g access points will be installed inside the blimp, set to take flight about 30 to 50 meters in the sky above the EXPO Dome and other locations. The setup is not entirely wireless; a cable will connect the blimp to the ground and get the signal to the wireless access points in the first place.

Via Gizmodo. Congrats, Joel!