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Alereon, which is developing the Ultrawideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) markets, today showed off a fully integrated prototype running at 480Mbps. The demonstration at the Wireless USB Developers Conference included a WUSB Media Access Controller (MAC) from Intel, and a WUSB physical layer (PHY) from Alereon running at the maximum speed for wireless USB. “The day when computer users can enjoy a life without wires is fast approaching,” said Eric Broockman, CEO, Alereon. “Alereon and Intel have shown that the computing platform on which we all depend can be made even easier to use – by eliminating all the connecting cables – and data sharing can be streamlined.” Surely it is not going to happen anytime soon, but eventually Ultra Wide Band will start to make a difference. Especially when you want to zip big video files between your entertainment servers and your whiz-bang televisions.