Abstract : his one-stop resource offers you complete, state-of-the-art coverage of wireless personal area networks, including critical discussions on current standards, important research, and applications in the field. The book gives you a solid overview of Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15, the foundations of WPAN technology, and explains how the Personal Operating Space (POS) concept is ushering in the WPAN revolution. It details how invisibility, automatic connection, service discovery, and security form the POS and how the POS is the universal interface in WPANs. The book covers a range of application scenarios from sensor networks to Ambient Intelligence, as well as the role wireless ad-hoc networks, low-power devices, and security play in these applications. It provides scenarios on how WPANs can be integrated into the current commercial wireless market and how WPANs are emerging as the key component in 4G networking. Whether you need solutions for personal connectivity, a quick reference to current WPAN standards, or insider insight to upcoming WPAN products, this book is your roadmap to the WPAN revolution.