The encyclopedia explains the major technical terms used to describe the technologies for the future markets of today, tomorrow and beyond. From A as in app to M as in MEMS right through to Z as in ZigBee.


Miniature electronic systems embedded into everyday objects which can be worn on – or even in – the body.


Designation for a consortium of companies issuing certification of devices with wireless interfaces as well as for the associated brand name. The consortium comprises over 300 companies and certified products from various manufacturers based on the IEEE-802.11 standard. This ensures interoperability with a range of different wireless devices.


Wireless LocalArea Network