WWGW: The World Will Go Wireless

by Tom Worthington FACS, Visiting Fellow, The Australian National University

Resources for the Australian Computer Society Professional Development Board Interactive Branch Forum 2001


This document provides additional material for the Australian Computer Society, Professional Development Board's Interactive Branch Forums on "Will The World Go Wireless". These are to be held around Australian in February 2001: 21st NSW, NT, Qld, Tas, Vic, WA; 27th SA; 28th Canberra. I will be presenting the Canberra forum and have prepared this material to supplement the standard presentation prepared by the ACS's Professional Development Board.

A short version of the presentation, which concentrates on GSM wireless, is available as an eight minute audio accompanied slide show in Real Slideshow Format and as a set of web pages. The original slides and notes are available in MS Power Point format with short and full versions. Event details are available in the document: "Will The World Go Wireless".

Discussion Topics:

The Official Pre-readings:

  1. What is Wireless, TechTarget.com, Inc. http://whatis.techtarget.com/WhatIs_Definition_Page/0,4152,213380,00.html

    The term wireless refers to telecommunication in which electromagnetic waves (rather than some form of wire) carry the signal over part or all of the communication path.   Some monitoring devices, such as intrusion alarms, employ acoustic waves at frequencies above the range of human hearing; these are also sometimes classified as wireless. ...

    Common examples of wireless equipment in use today include: Cellular phones and pagers... Global Positioning System (GPS) ... Cordless computer peripherals ... Cordless telephone sets ... Home-entertainment-system control boxes ... Remote garage-door openers ... Two-way radios ... Baby monitors ... Satellite television ... Wireless LANs or local area networks...

Additional Material

Further Information

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