A seamless way to transfer information
Gone are the days of using cables. We now live in the era of wireless communication, allowing us to transfer data through the air using electromagnetic waves. How is this possible?
Simply known as ‘wireless’, data is transferred between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor. There are various types of wireless communication used in the workplace today:
Wi-fi is a low power wireless communication system and is used by various electronic devices; smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. and is most common in networking applications. These networks need to be protected with passwords for security, otherwise they could be accessed by unauthorised individuals. It’s an economical networking option and can be used by multiple devices.
- Voice communication (VoIP)
Voice communication enables people to use the internet for telephone calls. How is this possible? Voice data is sent in packets using IP, rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the PSTN. Instead of using a handset, many organisations now prefer to download a VoIP app to make all their office phone calls.
- Bluetooth technology
Bluetooth technology allows you to connect all your electronic devices wirelessly to a system for the transferring of data. Smartphones can now be connected to hands-free earphones, mouse and wireless keyboards. By using a Bluetooth device, the information can be quickly and cheaply transferred from one device to another. This technology has various functions and is commonly used in the wireless communication market.
Advantages of wireless communication
- Any data or information can be transmitted faster and with a high speed
- Maintenance and installation cost less
- The internet can be wirelessly accessed from anywhere
- Helpful for workers and doctors working in remote areas as they can now be in touch with medical centres.
Why so many organisations have adapted wireless communication
Wireless communication increases efficiency and productivity, which is why it has been introduced in the workplace. It offers the following advantages:
A recent poll also showed that 86% of surveyed executives think that workers will be more accessible for collaboration in the future – even while on vacation. The evolution of wireless communication means that you don’t have to be in the same building, room, or even country, to work with your colleagues. Meetings can take place over a phone call and the need for travelling for meetings is essentially eliminated.
Related to collaboration is the mobilisation. More and more workers are ditching the traditional office setting in favour of working from home or coffee shops. With mobile phone and wireless technology increasing in functionality, workers are expected to use their phones or tablets to get their work done, rather than relying on a desktop computer at a home or company office space.
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