Friday, December 15, 2006

Staccato beats on the UWB pan

My colleague Loring Wirbel recently posted an excellent story about Staccato Communications Inc. and Korean carrier SK Telecom striking a partnership to push new uses for ultrawideband in handsets. The upshot is the duo hope to ride UWB for use in apps such as point-of-presence retailing and social networking using both Bluetooth and WiMedia protocols.

Loring has an excellent grasp of the current and historic technical, market and political issues surrounding the emerging PAN area so I highly recommend his article. But in the end, only time will tell if Staccato's efforts to market its UWB chips create some new and significant music or just add to the noise. –rbm

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