The age of Aquarius is finally over and now it’s time for the age of ubiquitous wireless. Y-E Data Inc., a Japanese company, is launching one of the first wireless UWB hubs in the world that turns any formerly wired device into a wireless USB device. The hub has four standard USB ports and uses a dongle to connect to the hub.
The estimated speed is about 100Mbps, which should fall considerably in real conditions. Maximum range is about 30 feet and they’re working on commercial availability here in the States. Be prepared for another format war as UWB fights ZigBee and Wireless USBM to the death in a huge, international wireless cage match.
UWB Hub coming in October [NewLaunches]