An interface standard from the company Sun. Jini should connect various types of hardware units on different networks. Jini can be compared to BIOS, it is a very low level layer of programs, which allows the units to communicate. It only takes a Java applet in one of the units for this to work.
Wireless transmission is one possibility using the new Bluetooth standarden. An example: You could move pictures from your digital camera to a harddisk without having to boot a PC.
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