A cableless connection to a public network using infrared media for lightweight portable devices

Mitsuji Matsumoto, Ryuichi Saito

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Abstract

This paper describes a new simple cableless communication method using infrared (IR) media for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), subnotebooks, other portable computers, consumer products, and existing modems connected to a network. In particular, those technologies are addressed that are related to the infrared standard protocols defined by the Infrared Data Association (IrDA), which was established as a standardization body for high-speed point and beam, similar to a remote control over close range within a few meters. A reference model, including terminal composition and simple interfaces between portable devices and networks, using infrared communication media are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-78
Number of pages13
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part I: Communications (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume80
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb

Keywords

  • Cordless
  • Infrared
  • IR networking
  • IrDA
  • Mobile computing
  • Newton terminal
  • Personal communication
  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  • Portable information device (PID)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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