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Byline: Kathryn Balint
Sep. 15--Seven years ago, the folks at Sensoria were focused on creating wireless systems that would allow automobile repair shops to diagnose engine problems of cars driving by.
That idea never panned out, and Sensoria ended up building networks for the military so that soldiers could easily communicate with one another.
Now, the private Rancho Bernardo-based maker of wireless networking devices has its eye once again on commercial markets, and the new focus is paying off.
This time, Sensoria is marketing its equipment to municipalities, college campuses and even trains for outdoor wireless networks that can access the Internet at high speed.
In August, the northern California commuter service Caltrain used Sensoria's equipment to become the first rail line in the United States to offer passengers uninterrupted, high-speed Internet access over 16 miles of track between Millbrae and Palo Alto.
This month, California State University San Marcos began offering students wireless Internet access using Sensoria's equipment for Web surfing outdoors on its 310-acre campus.
And next month, the city of Escondido plans to unveil a new wireless network using Sensoria's products allowing the public to access the Internet downtown.