B063 2016: Wireless Technologies

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What is IR technology?
It is a wireless technology that operates over a short range of approx. 5 metres, with low-frequency light waves and cannot penetrate through walls and obstructions.
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Name 4 ways that IR technology is used at Progress Leisure.
Personal headsets, remote controllers, file transfer communication and laptop peripherals.
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How are personal headsets (IR) used in Progress Leisure?
Used by members to receive sound from entertainment systems using an IR transmitter that is integrated into the exercise machines.
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How are remote controllers (IR) used in Progress Leisure?
Used by staff to set up TV and entertainment media in the gym etc.
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How is file transfer communication (IR) used in Progress Leisure?
Used between by trainers and club members to transfer training plans and performance figures, via mobile devices.
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How are laptop peripherals (IR) used in Progress Leisure?
Used by club members to access their online account via the website, by using IR mice for example.
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Name 3 benefits of IR technology.
High security because of short signal range that is directional so it is less likely to be intercepted, low interference which creates high quality sound reproduction, low power usage.
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Name 3 limitations of IR technology.
Line of sight requires the transmitter and receiver to be aligned, limited range, low speed compared to wired transmissions.
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What is Bluetooth?
It consists of low-power, short-wave radio signals, of approx. 10 metres, that allows electronic devices to connect over short distances
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What type of connection is a Bluetooth device?
Peer-to-peer.
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Describe how a device can be paired with a computer, using Bluetooth.
First set the device you want to pair with the computer into discovery mode, then view a list of discoverable devices that are in range. Connect the required device from the list, entering a PIN if needed.
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Name 3 ways that Bluetooth is used in Progress Leisure.
Synchronisation of data between two devices, wearable heart rate monitor and linking peripherals to mobile devices.
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How is Bluetooth used to synchronise data in Progress Leisure?
A Fitbit is linked to mobile devices, via Bluetooth. Data collected from the Fitbit is sent to the mobile device, such as steps, heart rate etc.
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How are wearable heart rate monitors used in Progress Leisure?
They communicate with gym equipment, via Bluetooth, and displays the heart rate to the user.
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How is Bluetooth used to link peripherals to mobile devices?
Members can link peripherals, such as a keyboard, via Bluetooth, so that their mobile devices are easier to use when adding data etc.
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Name 2 benefits of Bluetooth technology.
Low power usage and automatic connection between paired devices.
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Name 2 limitations of Bluetooth technology.
Battery life can be reduced on mobile devices by leaving Bluetooth on continually and signal speed is slower than Wi-Fi or IR.
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What is Wi-Fi technology?
It is a wireless technology that permits wireless connection between electronic devices to share data or access the Internet.
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Name 3 ways that Wi-Fi technology is used in Progress Leisure.
Personal use, member profile and Progress Leisure website.
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How is Wi-Fi used for personal use at Progress Leisure?
Members can use it to carry out tasks, such as social media, email and browsing the internet.
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How is Wi-Fi used for member profiles at Progress Leisure?
Members can log on and view their personal profile to get details on their sports performance and attendance, classes they have booked and to check/change their personal details.
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How is Wi-Fi used for the Progress Leisure website at Progress Leisure?
Members can browse the public area of the website where they can obtain details on forthcoming events, or view videos on how to use certain gym equipment or contact staff etc.
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Name 2 benefits of Wi-Fi technology.
No cables are needed so it can be used in areas where wires would be particular inconvenient, and network connections can be saved and then can connect automatically when the device is in range.
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Name 2 limitations of Wi-Fi technology.
Too great a distance and/or obstructions can reduce the signal strength, and the connections are slower and less secure than wired connections.
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