a low-cost networking scheme that enables computing devices such as PCs, laptop computers , printers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to wirelessly communicate with each other over short distances
Wireless Personal Area Network. Wireless personal area networks (WPANs) are short range wireless networks that can be used to exchange information between devices in the reach of a person and his personal space within 10-20 meters.
Wireless Personal Area Network. A network that wirelessly connects personal devices centered within a radius of about 30 feet such as an individual's workspace or room environment in a home. WPAN technologies include Bluetooth and others defined by the IEEE 802.15 standard. Devices specifications include low data rates (250 kbps, 40 kbps, and 20 kbps), and multi-month to multi-year battery life and include such things as joy sticks and interactive toys. WPAN devices operate in unlicensed international frequency bands and can communicate directly with one another, a concept called "plugging in". (See Bluetooth wireless technology). close
Wireless Personal Area Network. Personal area networks are based on a global specification called Bluetooth which uses radio frequency to transmit voice and data. Over a short range, this cable-replacement technology wirelessly and transparently synchronizes data across devices and creates access to networks and the Internet. Bluetooth is ideal for mobile professionals who need to link notebook computers, mobile phones, PDAs, PIMs, and other hand-held devices to do business at home, on the road, and in the office.
Wireless Personal Area Network. A computer network that wirelessly connects devices in a short range (about 30 feet), such as a mobile phone to a wireless mouse or keyboard. Bluetooth is a WPAN technology. See Also: Bluetooth, UWB