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Wireless networked digital devices: A new paradigm for computing and communication

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Zimmerman, T.G. ; IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, California 95120, USA

The proliferation of mobile computing devices including laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wearable computers has created a demand for wireless personal area networks (PANs). PANs allow proximal devices to share information and resources. The mobile nature of these devices places unique requirements on PANs, such as low power consumption, frequent make-and-break connections, resource discovery and utilization, and international regulations. This paper examines wireless technologies appropriate for PANs and reviews promising research in resource discovery and service utilization.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 4 )