This article trumpets the creation of the world’s first transceiver – a transmitter and receiver integrated together – so small that it can be embedded on a single 60 GHz chip and used in a host of devices. Audio and video data can now be wirelessly transferred at up to 5 gigabits per second [ten times the current transfer rate at one-tenth the cost], allowing the wireless networking of office and home equipment to reach critical mass and become a reality everywhere.

The author notes that benefits will extend beyond integrated communications and a boom in telecommuting. One  example discussed involves consumers downloading a high-definition DVD onto their personal digital assistant at a public kiosk in seconds and played directly into their high definition TV at home.

Source: Wireless News; February 27, 2008, p1

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