Personal Area Networks (PAN)


The purpose of this writing is to explore the concepts behind the technology of Personal area Networks (PAN) and discuss their various types of deployments and uses in today’s society. PANs are not a new concept and actually date back to early 1996 when T.G. Zimmerman from the IBM Almaden Research Center published a paper demonstrating detailed concepts of an early network prototype. At that time, it was well known that privacy was a big problem yet the notion of autonomous yet interconnected devices would transform the idea of ubiquitous computing into that of ubiquitous I/O.

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