2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

A Dev Guide: Connectivity and Wearables

Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 5:15PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
Austin Convention Center

The wearable device market is taking off and in doing so, has set off a chain reaction of opportunity for developers. A core technology pillar for any wearable device is wireless connectivity, which makes choosing the right technology and development route essential. So, what are the best wireless options for connecting to these wearables? NFC, BT, BT Smart, WiFi? How do you determine the best option for a given use case? In this informational session, Cary Bran, VP of innovation and new ventures for Plantronics, will outline the various wireless connectivity options, including pros, cons, tradeoffs and benefits as they relate to the emerging wearables market, and deliver practical guidance on the advantages and disadvantages a developer may encounter based on what connection method they choose and how it might affect different use-case scenarios.


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Cary Bran

VP, Innovation & New Ventures


As VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics, Cary Bran leads the research and development of next generation software and device concepts and products, including efforts to deliver integrat...

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