26 Related Standards and Technologies

26.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we will consider the different wireless communications systems which overlap with Bluetooth either in technology terms or market segments, explaining the various strengths and weaknesses in each case. In some cases, they may appear to compete directly with Bluetooth; in others, they may appear to be orthogonal. However, what makes the wireless networking business so interesting is exactly how all these different technologies and initiatives do interact and impact one another, and—for the most part—they all do!

26.2 What are the Requirements?

Figure 26–1 gives some idea of the various applications for wireless connectivity and breaks these down depending on the required ...

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