Wireless technology has limitless possibilities especially for computers and handheld gadgets. According to Fivem hosting, the transfer of data is the number one application. In the near future, the application might be catered to battery charging.
Implementing a wireless system for PC communication may be less appealing due to the influx of apps readily available for smartphones. However, it will be a great introduction to the complicated world of electronic communication systems and can be a simple solution for issues like monitoring, controlling, and data transmission between digital and analog devices.
Principles Of Wireless Communication
In order to understand wireless systems better, we need to bring up some principles of electronic communication. Such a phenomenon is not magic; rather it is only possible because of one of the fundamental forces in nature: electromagnetism.
Electromagnetism is a state wherein a change in orientation of electricity produces a magnetic field and a change in the magnetic field induces electricity. An electrical circuit that uses electricity and outputs a magnetic field is called a transmitter and the opposite is the receiver. The term ‘wireless’ is coined due to the absence of using wires as a medium of communication.
Communication happens when a certain real data like sound, text, image, or command, is converted as an electrical signal. This signal will be then converted as part of the magnetic field in a special encoding technique called ‘modulation’. The receiver will reverse all the transmission process in order to recover the original data, whatever it is.
A transceiver is a device that is capable of functioning both as transmitter and receiver at a time. One important quantity for a wireless communication device is ‘frequency’. In layman’s term, this refers to the number of vibrations within one second. The operating frequency of a transceiver mostly used for PC communications system is rated at 2.4 Gigahertz.
In order to utilize the transceiver, there is a certain converter before connecting to the ports of the PC. Usually, the most common is the RS232 or the serial port, since it has the least complicated configuration out of the standard ports included in the PC’s motherboard. Another helpful tool is the oscillator that acts as a timer for synchronization purposes.
Wireless Applications For PC
The transceiver is only the hardware part. A stable program is very much needed in order to utilize the devices well. You can create programs in whatever platform, as long as the communication is via the RS232 port or any port being configured for the communications.
Does the wireless application enable communication between two PCs? Maybe but that is impractical since there is a connection we called ‘LAN’, or Local Area Network. The wireless communication that utilizes the transceiver is best to use for PC to non-PC communications.
Let’s use PC gaming for example. In an internet café, the server computer will enable the usage of another computer. A control program will set a timer for the customer’s usage and when the timer is nearing its end, the server computer will send a signal rendering the input devices of the computer used by the said customer unusable.
The set-up can be done using a LAN connection but in an internet café with dozens of computers, having many wires is very costly and unorganized, and utilizing the router can affect the internet connection speed. It is affordable and effective to utilize a wireless communication system for that particular set-up.
Using a transceiver for PC wireless communications can be a money-saving solution in certain situations. It may take a decent amount of skill and a solid foundation of electronic systems in order to make it work but it is good to know-how devices can communicate with a PC.