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PAN – Personal Area Network

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:51 am

(1) In all capitals, PAN is short for Personal Area Network. Based on the electric-field transmission medium, is an IBM technology that allows individuals to exchange data with a simple touch or grasp, such as a handshake. A PAN user is equipped with a receiver and a transmitter, which constantly sends infinitesimal data-carrying currents — in the 0.1-1 MHz band — through the body and picks up currents when in very close range with another device or individual carrying a transmitter.

(2) In digital video recording and film making, a pan refers to a horizontal camera movement where a wide view is required or one scene or person is transitioned to another.