The first hardware products using China's proprietary WLAN security protocol were to be released today while the CEO of Intel urged the country to adopt open standards. China IWNCOMM Co Ltd. was to release its first wireless network cards and access points today that adhere to the standard, according to a report by the Xinhuanet.
Another company, Founder Technology, last week issued software upgrades to some of its existing products to bring those products into compliance.
Intel CEO Craig Barrett, speaking in China, urged the country to adopt international standards. "The fastest way to move into the rapidly growing digital economy is to adopt standards, which will enable government and businesses to maximize their investments and obtain industry-leading performance at lower cost and with greater choice," Barrett said Thursday in a speech in northeastern China.