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Under the skin: short-range embedded wireless technology

Barnes, Stuart J. (2002) Under the skin: short-range embedded wireless technology. International Journal of Information Management, 22 (3). pp. 165-179. ISSN 0268-4012. (doi:10.1016/S0268-4012(02)00003-8) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34775)

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Abstract

The number of computing, telecommunications and electronic devices in everyday life has been rapidly increasing over the past two decades. Typically, personal computers and related devices are connected with special cables, whilst wireless devices such as mobile phones use proprietary networks to communicate. Recently, technological developments have offered some new directions to such problems of connectivity by providing a convergence between wireless and computing technologies. Standards, such as Bluetooth, promise to allow unlimited connectivity between devices by embedding short-range wireless transceivers ‘under the skin’ of products. The commercial potential of these technologies is enormous, ranging from the wireless office or home to in-vehicle connectivity and location-based advertising. This paper examines the range of technologies available for short-range embedded wireless interactivity. It explores some of the key areas of application of such devices, including in the home, the workplace, in-transit, and for public spaces. The paper also evaluates the key benefits and problems associated with these applications. It concludes with reflections on the future penetration of such technologies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0268-4012(02)00003-8
Uncontrolled keywords: Short-range wireless; Applications; Standards; Electronic devices
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Catherine Norman
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 15:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34775 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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