The pairing of USB 2.0 and infrared technology will likely create murmurs of excitement in the Wireless Japan 2009 exhibition later this month. The new innovation of transmitting information using USB 2.0 via infrared technology is now possible due to breakthrough findings from researchers of KDDI R&D Labs Inc. The researchers have developed a method of converting electrical signals from USB 2.0 interface into infrared signals and back into electronic static.
Transmission speeds are claimed to be up to 1Gbps. While only at the developmental stage, the potential of such an innovation can be stupefying.