It’s all about wireless at Europe’s biggest electronics convention

The eyes of the electronics sector will be firmly focused on Berlin this week for the Internationale Funkausstellung, the largest consumer electronics convention in Europe, with 1200 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors.

The eyes of the electronics sector will be firmly focused on Berlin this week for the Internationale Funkausstellung, the largest consumer electronics convention in Europe, with 1200 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors.

According to the New York Times, wireless connectivity is the big focus for manufacturers this year.

Some of the products set to be launched include:

  • Sony’s plug in adaptors that will enable some of its LCD televisions to connect wirelessly to the internet.
  • Dutch giant Philips will launch a line of stereo systems that can wirelessly tap into music stored on personal computers or laptops in other rooms and then stream music through the house.
  • German firm Arques, has plans to combine its cordless phones with audio players and a wireless home network.

But one looming problem is coming up with a wireless protocol to help these devices talk to each other. At least two groups of manufactures are working on new industry standards for wireless communication.

 

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