• Submitted By: qadrisaad
  • Date Submitted: 09/19/2008 7:32 AM
  • Category: Technology
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Traffic jams and boring congestions, these are a part of our everyday life. Imagine one being able to download music and the latest news on demand when stuck in a vehicle during these times or while driving for long hours.

Yes, I m welcoming you to the world of Wireless Communication, which allows all of this and much more.

There were three big twirls in the history of telecommunication.
• The First stage being digital where the idea of multimedia arose.
• The second stage being packet switching where 24/7 connectivity was assured and,
• The last stage is wireless where mobility was guaranteed.

Wireless means simply achieving connectivity by cutting the cables.

Protocols like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity), Wimax (Wireless Interoperable Microwave Access), UWB (Ultra Wide Band), Zigbee, and NFC (Near Field Communications) have been emerging rapidly in the Global market for industrial and entertainment applications.

Do people really understand what these wireless technologies are capable of? Well, actually they don’t. According to a survey done by a few companies, most people are clueless when it comes to the ever advancing consumer technology. They simply love to buy a gadget that is easy to use, is compact, is compatible with other devices and sports superior technology. They like to buy gadgets with all the bells and whistles, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capability and perhaps an ability to hook on to WiMax networks, when the service is available. And as far as utility goes, well, most of them don’t care.

A technology survey among 1,000 respondents in 10 cities revealed that most users don’t know about the latest upcoming wireless technologies Wi-Fi or WiMax, though 53% said they are aware of Bluetooth. The awareness about Bluetooth was highest among 25-30 year olds, i.e 63% respondents, while about 42% of the respondents in 31-35 years age group were familiar with it as were 41% in the 36-40 years age group. But when it...

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