Meet the Acronym Hunter
Acronym hunter's me name, jargon's me game. Out here, you gotta have yer wits about ya or you can end up thigh-deep in marketing BS. But stick with me, cobbers, I'll steer ya right.
Hey look! Up ahead in that clearing, it looks like we've found our first specimen -- and it's a little beauty!
Yep, the first example that I got me hands on is a PMG. Nah, its not that thing that puts yer Sheila off her shrimp once a month. It's a Personal Mobile Gateway -- a wireless box that links together all the other wireless widgets you have in your dilly bag and connects them to a cellular network or to the information superbitumen.
Now, I haven't seen many of these little critters in the wild yet, but they're basically personal routers -- often shaped like a cellphone! -- that let ya access voice and data services simultaneously across a whole herd of different devices! (As long as a lion doesn't bring down the weakest of 'em wot spent too long lingering near a watering hole, eh?!).
A lot of the companies working on the software and hardware behind PMGs -- like IXI Mobile Inc., Samsung Corp. -- are using Bluetooth (1-Mbit/s over 2.4GHz, 30-foot range) to link the little bastards up! But mark my words, Bruce, there's no reason why they couldn't use 802.11b (11-Mbit/s over 2.4Ghz, 300-foot range) or another short-range wireless technology in the future. Bloody oath, mate, she'll be right!
Anyway, I hope that explains PMG to you, I'm off to crack a tinny -- I'm dry as a dead dingo's donger!
Till next time, mates...
Next time with Acronym Hunter: How to look good in knee-length khaki shorts and ankle socks.