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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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NEEDS OF WIRELESS HOME NETWORKING APPLICATIONS

Today's home networking applications[7] are driving the need for a high-performance, wireless network protocol with high usable speed (high network throughput) and isochronous, multimedia-capable services. Factors driving the need for high performance are:

[7] This section has been adapted from ShareWave's white paper on wireless home networking, "Whitecap(tm) Protocol: High-Performance, Wireless Home Networking," October, 1999.

  • Home networks incorporate multimedia— Existing and emerging digital devices such as televisions, DVD players, digital video recorders, digital audio/MP3 players, DBS systems, flat-panel displays, digital set-top boxes, and PCs create the need to support multimedia content ...

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