- Published in issue 4/1996 on page 22
Infra-red data transmission
Whether remote control, headphones or telephone, everything is cordless these days. Suddenly, there is something anachronistic about the heap of cables tucked away behind the pe. Weil, it may soon be a thing of the past, becausetheindustry looks poised to use the IrDA standard as a vehicle to replace an increasing number of serial ports by small infra-red modules which interconnect laptop pes, desktop pes, notebooks and organizers. The same IrDA modules then form a bridge to peripherais like printers, modems and telephone sets.