personal area network

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personal area network

Transmitting data wireless over a short distance. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct are examples of personal area networks (PANs). See Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.

The Most Personal of Networks
In the mid-1990s, IBM's Almaden Research Center developed a method that let people transfer information by touch. It worked by sending a billionth of an amp (nanoamp) through the body, which is actually considerably less current than is generated by people combing their hair.

In 2007, Ident Technology AG was founded to market SKINPLEX in the U.S. Developed in Germany, SKINPLEX uses human skin as the transmission medium. For more information, visit www.skinplex.net. See also processor area network and BBN.


Touch and Transfer
Reminiscent of the movie E.T., this photo depicts the transfer of business card information by touching fingers. (Image courtesy of IBM Almaden Research Center.)
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The chapter familiarizes the reader with the leading wireless PAN and LAN technologies and standards.
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Qwarq handles all of the complex wireless PAN connection issues including device and service discovery, security, identity, and transport independent of the underlying radio, vendor, driver stack or protocol.
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And with wireless PAN functionality, via Bluetooth, customers can connect cordlessly to a variety of accessories to further increase employee productivity.
Through wireless standards such as Bluetooth and wireless PAN, the consumers can enjoy faster and higher-quality video entertainment.
He presents 43 chapters in nine sections devoted to medium access control protocols and scheduling strategies in wireless networks, routing protocols and location awareness strategies in wireless networks, resource allocation and management in wireless networks, mobility and location management in wireless networks, quality of service in wireless networks, TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) studies in wireless networks, algorithms and protocols for Bluetooth wireless PAN (Personal Area Networks), wireless sensor networks, and security issues in wireless networks.
TTPCom has established an industry standard with its GPRS platform, offers EDGE, 3G, Wireless LAN and Wireless PAN solutions and, for those manufacturers for whom a fast time to market is critical, TTPCom also offers complete handset and module designs.
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