The subject of networking deals with the connection between two or more nodes and the communication between them. In today’s world it is very important to transfer information from one machine to other. Later on the concept of internet was developed by which any two PCs kept anywhere in the world could communicate with one another. With development of networking another field came into existence.
With the evolution of networking technologies, wireless technology is the most prominent one. Today there is a demand for a network such that people can send messages, faxes, files or can access any remote machine from anywhere in the car, boat ship etc. This is the reason for the development of wireless network technologies and wifi ( wireless fidelity) is definitely one of the most important technologies among them.
Wifi is a wireless communication which uses the radio waves to transmit data. It uses the radio band width and is available near any hotspot. Nowadays a new trend has come up, some companies provide traditional radio music facilities on a wifi network.
Since wifi network helps in establishing an internet connection it is also possible to listen to internet radio via wifi network. The user is charged a modest amount of money and is able to listen to over 5,000 internet radio channels. For example in united states users have to pay around 290$ in order to enjoy the internet radio. This amount is acceptable considering the fact that people can listen to many radio stations and can enjoy the variety of music. For the people who are music lovers it is a kind of package which they would surely not resist.
After the grand success of devices like ipod and itune Apple Corporation has launched one more product Airport Express to exploit the radio capabilities of wifi network.
This package comes with a small devise which can be attached to any stereo and sets up a wifi wireless connection with the network. As a result the users can listen to the songs played in the radio.
It actually enables the user to use radio waves to transmit data such as music from the computer system to the stereo. To make this application more useful we can use a home theatre system instead of a stereo and enjoy the music being played in the radio. The home theater system has multiple outputs in which we connect many speakers and can listen to the music anywhere, weather in bedroom, kitchen or anywhere else.
Not only the youngsters but people of all ages are now experiencing the benefits of internet radio. This technology of wifi radio is becoming more popular and as each day passes more and more people are tuning in to the wifi radio technology.