In times gone by, each smart modem manufacturer had a specialization that allowed for easy compartmentalization in WWANwarriors’ heads. Now, however, the lines are blurring as manfacturers attempt to round out their product lines and pick up market-share by broadening their linecards. For instance, Sierra Wireless, acquired Junxion in 2008 in order to get into the 3G router space. Now, the child of this union, Helix, has been announced. This has to annoy Digi International, whose much less creatively named line of ConnectPort WAN products are the leader in wireless routing. Healthy competition breeds innovation, so look out for more features and lower prices in 2009.