10 October 2020

Advantages and disadvantages of personal area network

PAN  stands for personal are networks, which is the interconnection between different devices like smartphones, tablets ad computers ad other digital devices. PAN  is used for personal purposes like data sharing among devices and it has a range of 10 meters. Some types of personal area networks are wired like the USB while others are wireless Bluetooth. Wireless personal area network is also known as the WPAN. So here this article gives the main key advantages ad disadvantages of PAN to better understand this topic.

Advantages of personal area network:

  • In PAN no extra space requires.
  • No need for extra cable and wire.
  • It used in the TV remote, AC remotes, etc.
  • It is reliable.
  • It is secure.
  • Connect to any devices at a time.
  • It is easy to use.
  • Data can be synchronized between different devices.
  • It is used in offices, conferences, and meetings.
  • No extra space requires.
  • Affordable cost.
  • It is portable.

Disadvantages of personal area network:

  • It can be operated in less range of areas.
  • It is a slow data transfer.
  • It interfaces with radio signals.
  • PAN has a limited range.
  • Devices are not compatible with each other.
  • Infrared signal travel only in a straight line.
  • It can only be used for the personal area.
  • The device with inbuilt WPAN is more expensive.
  • PAN uses microwave signals in some digital devices which have and effect on the human body like rain and heart problems may occur.
  • TV remote use infrared signals which have a problem that they travel in a straight line. So this count other disadvantages of PAN.

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