WiFi Trek badges

Found this one on Boing Boing and I can just imagine the commercial with the never afraid of crass commercialism William Shatner saying …."Scotty … Can you hear me now?"

"WiFi Trek Badges" — The Vocera Communications System consists of Vocera Server Software, residing on a customer premise server, and Vocera Communications Badges, which operate over a wireless LAN (802.11b). The badge – which weighs less than 2 ounces – includes a microphone and speaker, LCD readout to display text messages, and an 802.11b wireless radio. It can be clipped to a shirt pocket or collar, or worn on a lanyard."


Or perhaps this one … "Oak Technology demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum last week a prototype that uses a recently approved communications specification to transform a commercially available DVD player into a connected part of a home network. The setup lets the DVD player access digital media files, such as digital video, images and audio, that are stored on a PC" [ more here]