Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New short-range wireless standard

Nokia, along with a consortium which includes Broadcom and Epson, has announced the attempt to create a new industry standard for short-range wireless connections between small devices.

"Wibree", which is the name of the radio communications technology to come, would fit with other local linking systems, but use just a fraction of the power, allowing for smaller and cheaper applications. That would provide radio links of up to 10 meters (30 feet) between devices like watches or sports sensors.

Nokia also said this technology would be easy to integrate with Bluetooth short-range radio technology, currently mostly used to connect mobile phones to devices like headsets, printers or microphones.

From: Reuters Technology News

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