Developing Practical Wireless Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555583101, 9780080469607

Developing Practical Wireless Applications

1st Edition

Authors: Dean A. Gratton
eBook ISBN: 9780080469607
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583101
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 4th January 2007
Page Count: 280
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In a constant stream of new ideas, wireless technologies continue to emerge offering a range of capabilities, each affording simplicity and ease-of-use. Such diversity and choice should surely beg the question, “are manufacturers using the right technology for the right product?”

Developing Practical Wireless Applications will explore this question and, in doing so, will illustrate many of the wireless technologies currently available whilst drawing upon their individual strengths and weaknesses. More specifically, the book will draw your attention to the diverse collection of standardized and proprietary solutions available to manufacturers. As developers and innovators your choices are not restricted to any norm and, as such, a standardized or proprietary solution may afford you greater benefits in realising any product roadmap.

Developing Practical Wireless Applications will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how each technology works, coupled with an exploration into overlapping, complementary and competing technologies. In establishing this foundation, we will explore wireless applications in their context and address their suitability. In contrast, the book also considers the practicality of a wireless world in an attempt to better understand our audience and specific demographic groups. Coupled with a richer understanding of our consumers, along with our technology make-up we can indeed target wireless products more effectively.

Key Features

Explores techniques used to attack wireless networks including WarXing, WarChalking, BlueJacking, and BlueSnarfing Discusses applications utilizing ZigBee, NFC, RFID, Ultra-Wideband and WirelessUSB (WiMedia) Details Bluetooth 2.x +EDR and introduces the v3.0 (BToverUWB) specification Includes fundamental introductions to WiFi, namely 802.11i, 802.11p and 802.11n *Compares personal-area and wide-area communications including 3G, HSDPA, 4G, and WiMAX, as well as introducing Wireless Convergence


Intermediate to advanced technologists. Project Managers and Engineers. Business development personnel.

Table of Contents

TITLE & COPYRIGHT DEDICATION CONTENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION PART I: UNDERSTANDING A WIRELESS WORLD Chapter 1: Making Sense of Wireless Technology Chapter 2: Understanding the Wireless Audience Chapter 3: Comparing Personal-area and Wide-area Communications Chapter 4: Can we Confidently Rely on Wireless Communication? Chapter 5: Realizing a True Wireless Life-style Vision PART II: A PROPRIETARY APPROACH TO DEVELOPING WIRELESS APPLICATIONS Chapter 6: An Introduction to the Notion of Proprietary-based Wireless Application Development Chapter 7: ZenSys: An Open Standard for Wireless Home Control Chapter 8: Cypress Semiconductors: Introducing WirelessUSB Chapter 9: Aura Communications Technology: Creating the Personal Bubble PART III: A STANDARDS APPROACH TO DEVELOPING WIRELESS APPLICATIONS Chapter 10: An Introduction to the Notion of Standards-based Wireless Application Development Chapter 11: Bluetooth: A Cable Replacement Technology Chapter 12: ZigBee: Untethered and Unlicensed Chapter 13: WiFi: Enabling true Ubiquitous Connectivity Chapter 14: Near Field Communications: The Smart Choice for Enabling Connectivity Chapter 15: Ultra-Wideband: Introducing a New Short Range Wireless Medium GLOSSARY REFERENCES INDEX***


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About the Author

Dean A. Gratton

Dean Anthony Gratton is an independent technology consultant and author. He has worked within the communications industry for over ten years and has undertaken consultancy for a number of high profile companies to include Philips Consumer Electronics, TDK Systems Europe, Alcatel Microelectronics, Plantronics Inc., Sony and 3Com Europe. Dean has also been an active contributor to a number of technology committees. Moreover, his work on defining new aspects of wireless technology has been patented and he is recognized as one of the leading authorities on wireless application development and visionary engineering. Dean is the author of a number of articles and papers as well as several bestselling books on wireless technology, namely Marketing Wireless Products, Butterworth Heinemann (an imprint of Elsevier), 2004 and Bluetooth Profiles: The Definitive Guide, Prentice Hall PTR, 2002.

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Co-founder of both GA Technology and Camden Publications

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