The magazine with a funny name about a technology with a funny name

By Dr Mike Foley

The publication with the funny name, just like the technology which was its original focus, is coming to an end as a monthly publication. After twenty years the Incisor magazine is publishing its last issue and transitioning to a 100% website-based channel that will publish familiar Incisor video and editorial content (although Bluetooth is still going strong and clearly isn’t publishing its last specification!). Incisor and Vince were important for the short-range wireless industry from the onset. Just as the industry itself, Incisor has evolved over time. As the industry grew, so did the focus of incisor.

While others clearly did, twenty years ago when I first got involved in the short-range wireless industry I didn’t realize the importance of a publication such as Incisor. However, over time I was able to see the influence Incisor had in the industry. It was read by such a wide variety of people shaping the industry that it was an important tool to reach those folks. After this realization sunk in, I was able to work with Vince on many articles for Incisor and videos for the corresponding web channel.

Incisor was early to publish facts supporting the fact that one technology can’t provide the optimal solution for all scenarios. Providing information on many technologies, Incisor became an import publication in the short-range wireless industry and not just the Bluetooth portion of that industry. This shift reflected the industry itself. Clearly created by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, there is more to the short-range wireless industry than those two leaders, and this has been reflected in the pages of Incisor.

– Over the years I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Vince on many projects. Vince created multiple educational videos for the Bluetooth SIG. I was able to author articles published in Incisor. And perhaps most significantly, during the most important single event for Bluetooth technology, Vince and Incisor were there. When the agreement was signed bringing what became Bluetooth Low Energy into the SIG, Incisor covered the event, making a video and publishing articles about this momentous event which shaped the future of Bluetooth wireless technology.

Through this working relationship, I had the opportunity to become friends with Vince. Seeing him was a “must do” on any trip to London. While it has been years since I’ve been to London, I felt like I was able to keep in touch by reading Incisor. I’m saddened that I won’t be receiving a magazine anymore, but I am sure that Incisor’s good work will be continued with the new video and web channel. I’d like to extend a personal “thank you” to Vince for the time and energy he put into creating and shaping the short-range wireless industry.

 

By: Dr. Michael W. Foley

– Wireless and IoT Consultant

– Executive Director, Bluetooth Special interest Group, 2004-2012

– Wireless Architect, Microsoft, 1999-2004

Related Articles

Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE module for IoT radar distance ranging apps

Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE module for IoT radar distance ranging apps

IoT module from Acconeer employs Nordic’s nRF52840 SoCamLund, Sweden-based Acconeer, a developer of high tech sensor-based solutions, has selected Nordic’s nRF52840 Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) to power...

Naming Bluetooth

Naming Bluetooth

The full story of how Bluetooth got it's name, by Jim Kardach. First I would like to thank my buddy Vince Holton for allowing me to update this article for publication in the very last Incisor magazine issue (thanks Vince).  Vince was there from the start, and about...

Testing WLAN radio modules with 2×2 MIMO

Testing WLAN radio modules with 2×2 MIMO

The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is suitable for diverse WLAN tests in production and development. This includes comprehensive measurements of MIMO transmissions up to IEEE 802.11ax as well as coexistence tests with radio...

0 Comments

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Updates

News By Email

This site is continually updated with new videos, features and news. Subscribe here for regular updates sent directly to your inbox!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Incisor, Click I.T. Ltd, Rake, GU33 7JR, http://www.incisor.tv. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Our Sponsors

Incisor.TV partners with leading organisations in the technology sector.

Follow Us

And stay up to date with our news! We are active across the key social media platforms – please do follow us!