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HomeRF

(HOME Radio Frequency) A wireless technology from the HomeRF Working Group, Portland, OR, founded in 1998 by Compaq, IBM, HP and others. In early 2003, the Group disbanded due to lack of interest in competing against the Wi-Fi standard. The HomeRF open standard used the Shared Wireless Access Protocol (SWAP) to transmit in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band between mobile and desktop devices within a range of 150 feet at 1 or 2 Mbps. Up to 127 devices could be addressed. Derived from the Digital European Cordless Telephone (DECT) standard, HomeRF used a frequency hopping technique that changed 50 times per second. Each 20 ms frame contained one CSMA/CA slot for data and six full-duplex TDMA slots for voice. See wireless LAN and Wi-Fi.
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The promoter group reflects the broad range of applications for HomeRF technology by extending beyond PC companies to now include consumer electronics, semiconductor and cordless voice technology representation, thus further strengthening HomeRF as the front-runner of wireless home networking.
As a HRFWG member, Siemens' efforts to date have centered on leading the refinement and delivery of the voice communications element of the HomeRF networking specification by integrating DECT (digitally enhanced cordless telephony), the world's most successful cordless standard, with HomeRF's high-speed data and entertainment networking.
Intel is a core member of the HomeRF Working Group and is actively working to promote industry standards and help deliver home networking solutions that extend the value of home PCs, and richness of the Internet anywhere in the home.
The Symphony HomeRF PC Card, USB Adapter and Base Station are available for $99, $99 and $199, respectively.
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HomeRF supports up to eight voice connections, making it ideal for busy families because family members can have their own personal phone numbers, even in homes where house wiring and RJ-11 phone jacks support only two phone lines.
As the first DSL technology supplier to embrace the HomeRF standard, Virata is clearing the path for DSL providers to offer fast, effective and secure networks to the home user," said Lynn Chroust, director of Commercial Networks Business Unit for Proxim.
The Siemens' HomeRF Voice Data Gateway and Cygnet VDSL network is powerful enough to simultaneously provide broadband services to multiple Internet access devices--including personal computers, 2.
HomeRF is a registered trademark of the Home Radio Frequency Working Group.
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As part of this agreement, Arris and Proxim will combine technologies and collaborate on a home networking initiative, working in partnership to develop and market unique HomeRF and additional advanced wirefree voice and data solutions for the global broadband market.