So far we have seen LAN, MAN, WAN, INTERNET & many more«« ‡ It uses surface of a human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path.

‡ The name ´TACTONµ has originated, as the technology involves ´touch and actionµ. The word ´REDµ indicates ´warm and cordial communications.µ ‡ RedTacton uses weak electric fields on the surface of the body as a transmission medium to enable data speeds of up to 10Mbps between any two points on the body.




NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.) found this amazing technology in the year 2005. NTT¶s RedTacton is a breakthrough technology that, for the first time, enables reliable highspeed HAN based on human centred interactions being easier for people to use. Certain developments were made all the way in this technology and it is the way being used in all sectors for sensing technologies in security systems.


1. The RedTacton transmitter induces a weak electric field on the surface of the body. 2. The RedTacton receiver senses changes in the weak electric field on the surface of the body caused by the transmitter. 3. RedTacton relies upon the principle that the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal can vary according to the changes of a weak electric field. 4. RedTacton detects changes in the optical properties of an electro-optic crystal using a laser and converts the result to an electrical signal in a optical receiver circuit.



Touching, gripping, sitting, walking, stepping and other human movements can be the triggers for unlocking or locking, starting or stopping equipment, or obtaining data. Using RedTacton, communication starts when terminals carried by the user or embedded in devices are linked in various combinations through physical contact according to the human·s natural movements.

Communication speed can deteriorate in crowded spaces due to a lack of bandwidth

Device drivers can be downloaded instantly and executable programs can be quickly sent.


This will soon replace the current existing technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and many other personal area networks.

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-----When a c nsumer stands in fr nt of an advertising anel, advertising and information matching his or is her attri utes automatically dis layed. -----By touching or standing in front of items they are interested in..........., consumers can get more in-depth information. Examples of Similar Applications: ‡Brochures only of products of interest to the visitor can e downloaded automatically at trade shows.

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----Print out where you want just by touching the desired printer with one hand and a PC or digital camera with the other hand to make the link. ----Complicated configurations are reduced by downloading device drivers "at first touch". Examples of imilar pplications: ‡Transfer songs to portable music players from notebook PCs with just a touch


An electrically conductive sheet is embedded in the table. A network connection is initiated simply by placing a lap-top on the table. Using different sheet patterns enables segmentation of the table into subnets. RedTacton can carry music or video between headsets, mobile devices, mobilephones, etc. Users can listen to music from aRedTacton player simply by putting on a headset or holding a viewer.


Carrying a mobile RedTactoncapable device in one's pocket, ID is verified and the door unlocked when the user holds the doorknob normally. Secure lock administration is possible by combining personal verification tools such as fingerprint ID or other biometric in the mobile terminal.


----Potential for use as communication
method in outer space and under water

----Potential for use as communication method with devices inside the human body


Security Devices (Development Completed)

Portable Card-Size Transmitter
Transmission rate: 230Kbps Protocol: Proprietary protocol Transmission method: Unidirectional

Embedded Receiver
Transmission rate: 230Kbps Protocol: Proprietary protocol Transmission method: Unidirectional External device interface: 10/100BASE-T, RS232C

ATA TRANSMISSION EVICES (in development): Transciever, receiver and USB Transciever



The advent of RedTacton technology by NTT is in itself revolutionary, which will likely be targeted for use in applications such as wireless headphones, wearable medical devices, security applications, point-of-sale interactions etc. This could get as simple as two people equipped with RedTacton devices being able to exchange data just by shaking hands. It is amazing to see such a technology in the lives of human beings who always want comforts for their living in the present world.

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