2.0 operates at up to 10Mb/s and supports the integration of voice, data and streaming media capabilities across a range of devices including PCs, web tablets, PDAs, cordless phones, wireless speakers, music devices and television devices.
-- An emerging standard driven by the independent HomeRF
Working Group, for using the 2.4 gigabit radio band to create wireless net-work devices targeted for home use, rather than businesses.
Technology companies on both sides of the issue had been lobbying furiously in recent months, with HomeRF
Working Group supporters (led by Intel, Motorola, and Proxim) squaring off against members of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (including Lucent and Apple) who support the 802.11B specification.
(42.) Proxim and Next Level Communications to Deliver High-speed Wireless Services to Consumers Via HomeRF
Industry Standard, CAMBRIDGE TELECOM REP., Dec.
Digianswer will provide Motorola with its Bluetooth wireless technology and co-develop a HomeRF
offering with Motorola.
shipments comprised approximately 45 percent of total wireless Local Area Network (LAN) node shipments to the home in 2000, but for 2001, HomeRF
will only command approximately 30 percent of the total residential WLAN market.
Recently, two new wireless technologies have emerged to compete with 802.11b--Bluetooth and HomeRF
. These new technologies increase the choices, and possibly the complexity, for enterprises faced with choosing a wireless product.
The two US companies have worked together for three years to develop products based on Proxim's HomeRF