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Sony to ship TransferJet chips in January

By Matthew ยท 42 replies
Dec 1, 2009
  1. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    So far i have managed fine without needing bluetooth, so i am sure i will manage just fine without this ;-) Not that it isn't cool though. As several people have mentioned it would have been nice to see something that is backwards compatible with bluetooth. I don't know anything about the bluetooth licensing/patents, but my guess is that Sony is having to pay someone else for using bluetooth and is is trying to push a different standard to avoid this.
  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,165   +832

    Wait until next year, when the new wifi protocol comes out that allows device to device connections without the need for a router (Read that news in here a couple weeks ago), then bluetooth will ceise to exist.
  3. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    Honestly, this new technology will not impact me or anyone that I know. I mean, a few of my friends have bluetooth headsets, but other than that, who uses bluetooth? My laptop has, or had since it is now broken, bluetooth, but I never really cared to pair up anything with it. The only time I have ever witnessed bluetooth being used to transfer data was back in high school when it was used to give other kids songs from phone to phone. In short, this new technology is kind of meh.
  4. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 127

    I lol'd a lil in real life there.

    Anyways, seems like good news..huge speed improvement, though honestly I never really used bluetooth to begin with.
  5. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    Actually the maximun speed of 802.11n is also measured in BIT's not BYTE's
    So you are wrong.

    Regular wireless N (NET Throughput) = 50-144 mbit/s using 2 channels
    TransferJet technology = 375mbit/s

    Normal N stream is 150 mbit/s not mbyte/s
    and it's possible to reach by 600 mbit/s(but only get 144 mbit/s throughput) by using 4 channels but that's not
    commonly available on routers, the most common is N using 2 channels for 300 mbit/s with around 60mbit/s throughout
  6. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    But cellphones can't read/write at that speed!
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +74

    That's very interesting. It's about time bluetooth was replaced. I hope this is more secure then bluetooth. I look forward to more details.
  8. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    It's a shame the transfer distance is so short, I'd really like to see something like this in high performance wireless gaming peripherals. So far, you can't beat a wired gaming mouse for response time, especially not with Bluetooth.
  9. Arthurik_jan

    Arthurik_jan TS Member Posts: 45

    @everyone who thinks this is not much of a useful technology. This is another step (if not forwards then at least sideways) towards a future where wires are not needed anymore. Look at it this way: After a USB 3.0 device is released enabling these phones to communicate with PCs then we can with certainty say goodbye to cables with which we connect our cameras, phones, printers and maybe even monitors to our computers.

    That being said, do you remember the article in Tech Generation Daily stating that Intel actually conducted a successful experiment where they wirelessly powered a nearby light bulb with 75% efficiency.

    Can you imagine the WORLD of possibilities behind this concept?
  10. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,334   +280

    I don't think bluetooth will disappear anytime soon. It is too convenient and universal a protocol for connection. It has taken far longer than many thought it would for bluetooth to become as prevalent as it is today, and the mobile electronics industry has embraced it too thoroughly for that prevalence to disappear for quite some time.

    For those who don't use bluetooth much (or at all), there are always balancing individuals who do. For example, I use a bluetooth headset for my cell phone, a bluetooth keyboard/controller for my home theater PC, bluetooth connectrs my Wii controllers, I use a bluetooth mouse while on the road, and a bluetooth GPS module for navigation... Wow, didn't even realize how often I use BT until I started that list. And that doesn't even count on a professional level, with one my company's main products which uses bluetooth to remotely connect our PDA-based controller and measurement devices, as well as bluetooth connections to a mobile printer for output... Glad I'm done having kids, with all this bluetooth radiation floating around me, I must be sterile by now! heh
  11. Decimae

    Decimae TS Rookie Posts: 78

    I think the theoretical maximum speed is 375 megabyte/s and the already reached speed is 560 megabit/s or 70 megabyte/s. Still, this seems like a nice development, and as some people have said before, a step to a completely wireless future.
  12. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    That seems interesting, but what phone will need to transfer data at that speed?
  13. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    This sounds pretty sweet, but I wish someone would figure how to consolidate some of these different wireless technologies. A laptop already has different radios for wi-fi, bluetooth, and cellular. TransferJet, WiMax, and wireless USB would need even more incompatible radios.
  14. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    375mb/s thats wat i call Awesomeness!! :D means more and faster music life to my ears.
  15. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Sony is really digging being the creaters of niche formats. Frankly I thought Bluetooth was for the mostpart a useless technology and now Sony has shown it to be as slow and useless as I believe Bluetooth to be.
  16. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    Damn your right, thanks for pointing that out Deso, that really does make me excited about this then, good stuffs.
  17. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,165   +832

    More than bluetooth replacement, I find this interesting for data backing or transferring huge pieces of data from computer/notebook/cellphone/another computer/etc.

    Nowadays everything is heavy, and this sort of things are the revolutionary ones that offer a solution to the "heavy", who cares that it has a 3m range or less, you just press one device to another and voila.

    To another point made before, it does make you wonder to what we are going to, cordless power devices, huge data transfering, etc.
  18. Hyperian

    Hyperian TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Pretty cool, now if the chip can go to USB2.0 then you can just buy a TransferJet to USB2.0 dongle and transfer pictures from phone/camera to your computer without wires!

    just need to keep the cost down...
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