Wednesday, May 12, 2004

FireAir?

The 1394 Trade Association has approved a new wireless protocol that sites are already dubbing as "Wireless Firewire."

It's a whole lot of technical gibberish, so why don't you just read it straight from the source.

The new Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) for IEEE 1394 over IEEE 802.15.3 was approved Monday. In a statement, the trade association said: “The PAL is designed as a standard convergence layer between the 802.15.3 MAC and applications developed for wired 1394. It builds upon the 1394 infrastructure--for example, data formats, connection-management schemes, and time synchronization procedures--and takes advantage of the excellent quality of service available in 802.15.3.”

Uses for this new technology include home media devices - i.e. set top boxes and DVD players - and other such gadgets. Apple is expected to jump on this, since the company is known for being one of the earliest adopters of Firewire.

1 Comments:

At December 20, 2004 at 5:23 AM, Blogger randomsmom said...

sounds alot like what tesla was working on, what tesla wanted our blenders running with little antennas.

poor telsa how i admire him...

 

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