Wireless communication is defined as "electronic products and systems that interact by using electromagnetic energy, to carry information between them, so they can communicate with each other." (Wireless Technology Advisor). Everywhere we look, the wireless technology is being utilized. We have become a society that is highly dependent on wireless technologies. We use wireless communication to send information that is transmitted into the universe. The use of wireless communications over the years has grown and the technology advancing at a rapid pace. This paper will discuss various forms of this technology and its history.
The advent of the first form of wireless technology began many years ago. Below you will find a short timeline on the history of wireless technology:.
Digital spread spectrum radios, developed in the 1960s and 1970s, fostered the development of today's wireless local area networks (WLANs). .
In the 1980's through the early 1990's, based on a partnership between Motorola and IBM, narrow band ultra high frequency (UHF) was utilized, yielding the first commercially available radios for wireless bar-coding this is also known as cellular digital packet data, familiar to the many who use cell phones.
In the early 1990's the Federal Communications Commission created the industrial scientific medical band by opening to the public the wireless spectrum.
In 1993, the use of wireless in the healthcare environment made its debut. .
In the late 1990s the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ratified the important WLAN standard which regulated the speed in which data was transmitted the turning point for wireless device use and for interoperability as we know it today. (AHIMA.org).
Wireless technology allows people to communicate to anyone in the world via the use of various devices. It allows us to remain connected and our lives more convenient. This technology is used in laptops, remote controls, cell phones, smart phones.