TransferJet, the close proximity wireless transfer technology developed by Sony, will enable a high data transfer rate between mobile devices.
Ko Togashi, deputy general manager of Sony's network software development dept., told E.E.Times, "We reversed the basic principle in which this industry has been fighting in a variety of wireless technology battles. Rather than racing to offer a faster data rate at a longer distance, we asked ourselves, 'what if we kept the wireless distance very short?'"
The technology is based on UWB, a high bandwidth low energy radio technology. Data transmission rates of 560 Mbps would herald a whole new generation of devices for a wire-free experience.
Back in college, I worked on a paper for use of UWB for inter-peripheral communication inside the PC. While it's true that wireless technology cannot match the speeds offered by electronic transfer, close range wire free data transmission would be a great boost to consumer technology.
Sony unveils TransferJet (Contactless News)