BOISE, Idaho-Several of Extended Systems Inc.’s JetEye wireless infrared products will be used in products set to debut next year. The infrared technology allows information to be transported over a beam of light to local area networks, printers and personal computers.
Extended Systems said infrared is used at short range to offer less costly, more secure and faster transfer and a more reliable connection than radio frequency.
Some companies that have chosen JetEye infrared products include: NEC Corp., whose Beacon data pagers will use the JetEye PC to download information that allows users to manage daily schedules, address and phone books and track personal data. The Sharp WideNote and PC-9700 notebooks will use the JetEye Network to enable mobile professionals to access e-mail, file servers and network printers quickly.
Nokia Corp.’s 9000 Communicator uses The JetEye PC and JetEye printer for wireless infrared data transfer and faxes in the United Kingdom. It will be available in the United Sates in the second half of next year.
Psion Series 3, a handheld computer about the size of an eyeglass case, communicates via infrared with other Psion computers. It is being tested with the JetEye printer.