Personal Area Network

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Personal Area Network
Lito Gonzales

April 15, 2012
Personal Area Network
In the world where an assortment of technology is emerging and is changing not only how human beings live their lives, it also extends to how businesses are conducted for a more efficient and effective operations. From the simplifications of computing that evolved from the bulky desktop computer to the handy tablets, to the ever improving sophistications of mobile phone usage such as the candy bar handsets to smartphones, technology is now evolving faster that the evolution of human beings are taking place. With these evolution, comes a variety of technological breakthroughs that can be used in both lifestyle and business such as the Internet, Bluetooth, infrared, voice-driven commands and navigation, mobile photography and videography, short messaging system or SMS, mobile GPS, and wireless area network technology.

Significantly, a new frontier that goes with wireless area networks is the perimeter around an individual such as the personal area network or PAN. Significantly, PAN technology maximizes the use of mobile phones and offers three (3) main approaches, namely: “Bluetooth offers data rates of up to 3 Mbps and ranges of up to 100 m, with far lower power consumption; the 802.15.4, that goes even further than Bluetooth in exchanging speed for power as well as it offers data rates of up to 250 kbps, and can easily support links with a very low duty cycle, which is suitable for deployment in battery-powered devices that must survive for up to a year between charges; and the ultra-wide band (UWB) radios emit low-power, high-bandwidth pulses that deliver data rates comparable to wired Ethernet that make it ideal for replacing short wired links, like those found among PC peripherals and in home theaters” (Hackman, 2006).

Consequently, there are a few establishments or networks that can find PAN beneficial for the effectiveness and efficiency of operations given the speed,...
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