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.
*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
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PART I: UNDERSTANDING A WIRELESS WORLD
PART II: A PROPRIETARY APPROACH TO DEVELOPING WIRELESS APPLICATIONS
PART III: A STANDARDS APPROACH TO DEVELOPING WIRELESS APPLICATIONS
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.
You can contact Dean at email@example.com.