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Wi-Fi backers drive to 60 GHz

5/6/2009 06:00 PM EDT
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hottechgirl
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hottechgirl   5/7/2009 4:21:35 PM
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Sounds like another car leaving on the "hype curve". Can't wait for these guys to over-promise and under-deliver. Aren't the specs that they're quoting already obsolete for beyond 1080p video (2K for example)? Would be interested to hear what the real specs for the technology are. Sounds to me like a bunch of standards folks trying to keep their jobs...

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spingal   5/7/2009 9:55:07 AM
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Of course your body will absorb 60GHz which is why SiBeam use their steerable beam to bounce of walls and other objects if line of sight is broken.

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Chano Gomez @ DS2   5/7/2009 1:16:19 AM
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60-GHz wireless is certainly an interesting technology. The fact that it uses the specific frequency in which oxygen absorption is the highest limits signal propagation to only a few feet and keeps the signal in the same room, so it will work great for same-room video streaming. By design, it cannot be used for multi-room communication, so other solutions are required for applications that require room-to-room video streaming, such as IPTV distribution or PC-to-TV video streaming. For multi-room applications, the most interesting standard today is G.hn, developed by ITU, which promises data rates up to 1 Gbit/s [ see http://blog.ds2.es/ds2blog/2009/04/how-fast.html ], and can operate over any existing home wire (power lines, phone lines or coaxial cables).

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