[LINK] And across the finish line is.... 60GHz ISM

Paul Brooks pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au
Thu Nov 24 11:20:10 AEDT 2011

On 24/11/2011 9:58 AM, Frank O'Connor wrote:
> Line of sight?
> Can't see it superceding 802.11N or other WiFI standards. I remotely and automatically update all my software on the Pod, the Pad and the Phone over WiFi. If the devices had to be in LOS for all those updates the convenience would be lost. I like being able to access the Net over WiFi from wherever I have my five WiFi capable devices at the time.
> Is this a solution is search of a problem?
> My prediction. It will meet a brief and ignominious death.

Nope - it will completely transform the current rats-nest of cabling behind your TV
display panel connecting to your DVD, PVR, STB and other home theatre setups.
8 metres wireless is significantly longer and visually pleasing than a 2metre HDMI
cable snaking across the floor.
It will eliminate the need for my friends to invite me around for dinner or buy me a
bottle of good red wine when they want the new games console they bought for their
kids connected up.
It will also transform home networking, with a 60GHz hub or two in each room (rather
than just one 802.11N for the whole house), connected together through an in-wall
cabled backbone - with 802.11N remaining as a fallback method for when your device is
out of an enabled room - in just the same way your phone falls back to 3G when its out
of range of your WiFi.

Think a 8 Gbps equivalent of this
<http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-products/powerline/np202wn> hotspot plugged into a
power point in each room.

And remember it won't actually need a hub - two enabled devices in the same room will
talk to each other without any hub being present.

I spoke about this at AusCERT earlier this year -

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