In hospitals, wireless medical devices transmit data that is critical to patient care. Whether stationary or mobile, these devices must never lose connectivity. Setting up a reliable Wi-Fi network in a healthcare facility is no easy task. Obstructions such as lead lined walls, liquids, medical equipment and even human bodies can make hospitals harsh RF environments. […]
AES-CCMP is an approved cryptographic method for FIPS 140-2, which defines the standard for cryptographic modules that protect sensitive but unclassified information. Since 2006, support for AES-CCMP has been a requirement for Wi-Fi® certification, so nearly every Wi-Fi chip supports AES-CCMP in hardware, i.e. on the chip. Very few Wi-Fi products, however, are validated for […]
Security is a critical issue in wireless communication. When using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Simple Secure Pairing is used when two devices wish to communicate securely. This process establishes a secret link key to correctly authenticate devices. However, in most cases the pairing process itself is carried out on the same exposed wireless medium and […]
Reliable wireless communication in a hospital allows for real-time patient monitoring that can mean the difference between life and death. In addition to the medical uses,
dependable Wi-Fi in hospitals can also affect the customer rating received after a patient is discharged. In order to set up a reliable Wi-Fi network and reap the benefits that […]
Earlier this month an article titled “Care Connection: Ensure Wi-Fi Works” was published in the online magazine, For the Record. Written by Kevin Robins with input from the Wi-Fi Alliance‘s Healthcare Marketing Task Group, the article discusses and provides tips on ensuring reliable Wi-Fi networks in healthcare settings.
The BASIC programming language, which stands for “Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code,” was created over 50 years ago, evolving into several variants and platforms for general-purpose and high-level programming languages. Designed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz at Dartmouth College in 1964, the sole purpose of BASIC was to encourage students of various […]
By Mahendra Tailor, Technology Leader and Jordan Manser, Technical Writer
There are use cases in Bluetooth pairing where one would want dedicated and pre-selected devices to be able to pair with each other and not with any others.
For Bluetooth devices compliant with v2.0 or older, what is now called ‘legacy’ pairing, a shared pin […]
Over the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm, becoming one of the most discussed topics and promising markets of the tech industry. The concept of a connected world where a host of devices are connected and communicating has spurred innovation, creating new applications and solutions for IoT […]
Last year, Laird launched the award-winning BT900 Dual Mode Bluetooth module. Powered by the smartBASIC programming language, the BT900 reduces the engineering burden and design risk of integrating Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) into any OEM device. The module provides a fully configurable balance of RF performance, Classic Bluetooth/ BLE functionality, and power consumption […]
Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning about cybersecurity risks from networked medical devices and wearable sensors. According to an article by Health Data Management, Internet of Things (IoT) devices at risk include a wide range of consumer devices from lighting modules, smart appliances, thermostats, and fitness devices. Medical devices […]
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