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Personal Networks  (PNs) - Overview and standardisation Needs

PNs make it easy and secure to interconnect a person''s electronic devices. They enable the usage of personal devices and applications in a completely new way. Imagine users controlling their front door using their mobile phones or seamlessly accessing files stored on their office PC with their personal Internet tablet from home.

Today, most users of electronic devices, including mobile phones, struggle with setting up both wired and wireless networking between their devices even though several network technologies, such as WiFi and Bluetooth, are available in most devices. However, there is no reason why it should be like this. We believe that connecting your electronic devices and using them together should be both easy and secure.

PNs make secure and ubiquitous communication using personal devices over any network technology a reality by providing automatic configuration of networking and security, and offering users access to their Services across their PNs. PNs can run with existing hardware, including embedded systems, and use any communication technology, such as Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMedia, 3G/LTE, and WiMAX.

With PNs, applications and services on people's devices can start to interact with each other allowing for telecommunications, access and synchronization of documents, remote monitoring and control, multimedia, as well as medical applications. It can also connect with wireless sensor networks and cloud-based services. For instance, it becomes possible to build a single personal virtual file system that contains all storage on all a person's devices as well as cloud-based storage.

Open-PersonalNetworks invitation for comments

TC32 invites experts from ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 06, to help review the Personal Networks – Overview and Standardization Needs technical report which has just been finalised after registering here under this procedure.


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