IrDA Principles and Protocols (IrDA Library, Vol. 1)
by Dr. Charles D. Knutson with Jeffrey M. Brown

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Standards from the Infrared Data Association today permit tens of millions of users to easily beam items between handheld devices. Professionals beam business cards from PDA to cell phone. School children wirelessly exchange games at recess. Shoppers make purchases at grocery stores by pointing a handheld device at point of sale terminal. The "point and shoot" ease of IrDA technology has made the small dark plastic window an ubiquitous feature on devices of all kinds, including laptops, cell phones, PDAs, printers, wristwatches and digital cameras.

This is the definitive book on the standards of the Infrared Data Association, providing an accessible overview of the technology for novices, while delivering the most relevant technical details for experts. This book is an excellent resource for your IrDA library, and makes a great gift for your clients, product managers, technical and marketing staff.

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About the Authors:

Charles D. Knutson is Director of the Mobile Computing Lab and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He served as the Chair of the Test and Interoperability Committee of the Infrared Data Association for several years, and is currently a member of the IrDA Architecture Council. Dr. Knutson holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oregon State University plus B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from BYU. He has held engineering and management positions at corporations including Hewlett-Packard, Novell, Extended Systems, and Counterpoint Systems Foundry. Dr. Knutson is a popular speaker at the annual Embedded Systems Conference. His articles have appeared in Portable Design Magazine, Communication Systems Design, Embedded Systems Programming, Byte, PC Computing, InfoWorld, and other industry and academic publications.

Jeffrey Brown is a graduate student at the Mobile Computing Lab at BYU and is pursuing his MS in Computer Science.