Why Wireless Technology Is Still A Thing Of The Future

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    By Partner EditorialJul 25, 2019, 1:08 am38k ptsInsanely Great

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    Imagine carrying a 1.1 kg mobile phone that's measuring a whopping 22.86cmX12.7cmX4.44cm in your pocket! Believe it or not, those were not the same sentiments they had back in 1973 when the first mobile phone was commercially released. It was dancing and jubilation. But really? With those measurements and that weight? Correct me if I'm wrong, but very few could imagine that we'd one day be using wireless tech-enabled mobile devices, electronics, gadgets, home systems, and much more at some point.

    Here we are in the future, the sky is not the limit. We are exploring the universe and experimenting on life on planet Mars. Anything can, therefore, be achieved. The wireless technology has changed the way we live, our lifestyles and our perceptions into what is achievable and what cannot be achieved. In actual sense, it has transformed both government and business operations, making it almost practically impossible for any progress to be made in many sectors of the world economy without the application of wireless technology. So many operations have been made possible through the integration of the wireless network and the wireless technology. In this piece, we are going to put into perspective, facts on why wireless technology is still a thing of the future . . . why it is here to stay!

    1. It's Super-Fast

    Well, maybe some of us haven't adapted to using super-fast devices. But talk about super-fast connectivity. This is what wireless technology provides. A few years back, the world was still at a much slower pace than it is right now. Let's take, for instance, how online franchises operate. When someone transact online, you expect the transactions to go through immediately. Any delays would only cause them frustrations. Some decades ago, when trading overseas, transactions involving money were only achievable through financial institutions and other service providers like MoneyGram and Western Union. Those were the good slow days! Think of how much we've achieved just by using the 4G network. In the next few years, when they unleash the 5G or 6G (or whatever it'll be then), it's scary to even think about it, but in a good way. Don't you think? That's where we're headed and the future looks promising!

    Today, the same can also be seen in so many other sectors of the economy. For instance, considering biological applications, there are quite a number of scientific experiments the depend on wireless technology these days. In spectrometry experiments, the PASCO wireless spectrometer is a tool designed to ensure smooth operations in the laboratories by allowing you to flawlessly and accurately measure parameters such as intensity, fluorescence, transmittance, and absorbance. It is a great tool in both school-based and professional labs where wavelength studies are carried out from time to time. More or less, the efficiency of this and similar tools is enabled by the fact that wireless technology is super-fast, and it's getting even faster as time goes by.

    2. Readily Available and Less Cumbersome

    The fact that you are not tied down with wires and cables makes things interesting. Wireless technology has brought with it a plethora of benefits. But the one that supersedes them all is the fact that it's readily available and less cumbersome compared to wired tech. The fact that you can access all your important files and transact from any part of the world while using wireless technology makes all the difference. This is one of the reasons why most countries are advocating for access to wireless internet. Most of them have embraced wireless technology and are reaping the benefits of connectivity. This ready availability has made business transactions more efficient and this has seen such countries' economies grow exponentially.

    3. Flexibility

    Ever heard of ‘bring your own device' terminology among your peers? The other great thing about wireless technology is that it provides you with mobility and flexibility. This modern technology has enabled easier interaction among employees in workplaces, making file sharing and the passing of critical information easier than it was years ago. This is saving companies a lot of money and resources as well as boosting efficiency. With improved mobility, employees can carry home their unfinished work, which in return boosts productivity. On the other hand, ever since the advent of wireless technology, most people are working from home as freelancers. It has also seen families reunite and relationship ties strengthened.

    4. Cost-Effectiveness

    In the longer run, wireless technology is by far the most affordable technology. This is the case, considering time and the amount of money it would cost when installing wired networks. Let's not forget that wired networks take up so much space and have so many accessories that come with them. Today, wireless tech is increasingly becoming cost-effective and the installation methods are seamless. Most importantly, in the world of business, it's become easier for business owners to monitor their operations from whatever location they are in the world. In addition to this, all cost-effectively:

    • Businesses and their staff can get quick access to real-time data
    • Remote workers can still get things done effortlessly
    • It improves optimization of assets
    • Leads to improved logistics

    It goes without saying, that any technology has its flaws and drawbacks. It may require people to be sensitized on the right uses of wireless technology if we want to feel its positive impact. On this note, wireless technology doesn't come without its fair share of drawbacks, some of which include the following.

    Cons of Wireless Tech

    Security Threats

    With wireless technology, it's become easier to access information. This has brought with it, security issues that if not dealt with promptly, could escalate into a meltdown. Ease of access means that we need more security measures put in place to protect vital information and data. In a way, it will help in the development of other secure techs that are not prone to attack. This is perhaps the reason as to why many consider wireless technology a futuristic thing. Nevertheless, it all boils down to our readiness to adopt safer and better ways of using this technology.

    Expensive

    As with any new technology, it's expected that the cost of the already existing technology would be cheaper. This is in terms of the purchase and installation costs. For wireless tech, saying that it's expensive can be a bit contracting, but this is relative and what matters most is the perspective you're speaking from. For instance, Ethernet hubs and NICs are considerably cheaper than APs and Wi-Fi cards.

    Signal Drops

    In the application of wireless signals, the signals tend to drop when the same frequency is used by many users. While on the same note, wireless signals also get slowed down by barriers such as structures, doors, distance, and perhaps even the device itself. This may cause the signals to weaken and become unstable. Nonetheless, it's by far the most reliable type of signal there is.

    In conclusion, we are hopeful and thankful for wireless technology. It's made life much easier and efficient. As for the next jaw-dropping breakthrough, we are only hopeful that things will work towards making this technology better and more flawless.




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