Note: The HomeRF Working Group disbanded January 2003.
The Home Radio Frequency Working Group developed a single specification
(Shared Wireless Access Protocol-SWAP) for a broad range of interoperable
consumer devices. SWAP is an open industry specification that allows PCs,
peripherals, cordless telephones and other consumer devices to share and
communicate voice and data in and around the home without the complication
and expense of running new wires. The SWAP specification provides low cost
voice and data communications in the 2.4GHz ISM band.
The membership of the group exceeded 100 companies and was made up of
leading companies across the PC, consumer electronics, networking,
peripherals, communications, software, retail channel, home control and
semiconductor industries worldwide.
Unlike other wireless LAN standards, the HomeRF protocol provides high
quality, multi-user voice capabilities. HomeRF combines the best of
broadband wireless data networking technology with the most prevalent
digital cordless telephony standard in the world.
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