What is Wireless USB (WUSB)?:
Here’s how the technology will work:
According to the USB-IF association, there will be two methods to establish a wireless connection between a device and the host/computer. The first method is to connect the device physically to the PC for configuration and later re-establish the connection wirelessly. In the second method, WUSB-compliant devices flash a numeric code which is then entered on the host computer to help pair the two devices. If a device does not have an LCD display, the host has to search for it and approve it to establish a successful connection. This also applies to handheld devices such as PDAs that might not have a keypad—they too will have to be searched for to detect a wireless connection.
This new technology might have the potential to penetrate the consumer market to such an extent that in no time shall we see it conquering our home networking space. This could particularly mean eradication of cables to a great extent. At first there will be WUSB dongles and hubs available to establish wireless connectivity with computers. By the second quarter of 2008 there may be certified WUSB-capable (built-in) devices introduced such as digicams and printers. With the introduction of the USB interface, serial and parallel ports became obsolete faster than one could imagine. Now that we have a more convenient technology at our disposal, the wired USB interface might just vanish. Poof!