The big news as of late has been that Xbox 360 set-ups at Wal-Marts are causing problems with Wal-Marts wireless technology for pricing and whatnot.
I think this is pretty funny, but Microsoft has owned up to it saying they will fix this.
I think the fix is rather simple though, change from Wireless controllers to Wired controllers in your Xbox 360 stations. Then it will not effect devices that don’t follow proper 2.4Ghz standards, like Wal-Marts wireless barcode and inventory scanners and whatnot.
Here is the press release details on the situation:
Our Xbox 360 retail kiosk program rolled out this week and we encountered some minor wireless interference issues at a small number of retail outlets that are specific to some retail environments. Since the advent of 2.4 ghz signals, such as those found in next generation consumer electronics like cordless phones, wireless routers and now, Xbox 360, some retailers have discovered that their network-based inventory management systems can be impacted by products using modern wireless signals. While retailers are constantly updating their internal management systems, sometimes new products being introduced into the market can cause this kind of temporary interference. We are working closely with retailers to provide a software solution that mitigates this problem within their retail environments. Adjustments and tweaks to kiosks of any kind are quite common once they’re deployed in a “live” retail environment. We consider making such adjustments a standard part of the launch process.
A solution to this issue was developed within 24 hours of identifying the issue and we are currently deploying the fix to the affected locations.