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Pin & play:the surface as network medium

Van Laerhoven, Kristof and Villar, Nicolas and Gellersen, Hans and Schmidt, Albrecht and Hakansson, Maria and Holmquist, Lars Erik (2003) Pin & play:the surface as network medium. IEEE Communications Magazine, 41 (4). pp. 90-95. ISSN 0163-6804

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Abstract

Integrating appliances in the home through a wired network often proves to be impractical: routing cables is usually difficult, changing the network structure afterward even more so, and portable devices can only be connected at fixed connection points. Wireless networks are not the answer either: batteries have to be regularly replaced or changed, and what they add to the device's size and weight might be disproportionate for smaller appliances. In Pin&Play, we explore a design space in between typical wired and wireless networks, investigating the use of surfaces to network objects that are attached to it. This article gives an overview of the network model, and describes functioning prototypes that were built as a proof of concept.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Magazine
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12215
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 13:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 01:12
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12215

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