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ALSO CALLED: Wireless Personal Area Networks, WPAN, PAN, Personal Area Networks, IEEE 802.15
DEFINITION: A WPAN (wireless personal area network) is a personal area network - a network for interconnecting devices centered around an individual person's workspace - in which the connections are wireless. Typically, a wireless personal area network uses some technology that permits communication within about 10 meters - in other words, a very short range. One such technology is Bluetooth, which was used  … 
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WIRELESS PAN DEFINITION (continued): …  as the basis for a new standard, IEEE 802.15.A WPAN could serve to interconnect all the ordinary computing and commmunicating devices that many people have on their desk or carry with them today - or it could serve a more specialized purpose such as allowing the surgeon and other team members to communicate during an operation. A key concept in WPAN technology is known as plugging in. In the ideal scenario, when any two WPAN-equipped devices come into close proximity (within several meters of each other) or within a few kilometers of a central server, they can communicate as if connected by … 
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