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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: Azhar Abu Bakar
MANY wireless technologies have been invented in the consumer market, all with the aim of being dominant. We have in the early days infra-red, then Bluetooth, ultra-wideband, and now ZigBee.
These technologies are all developed for the wireless personal area network (WPAN), enabling various devices to communicate with one another without the hassle of wires and, of course, the added benefits of mobility. The search continues for one that will eventually dominate all.
Technology vendors are gazing into the crystal ball trying to predict the future trend of the "wireless wave". I …