Wireless Gigabit Alliance has announced the launch of a new wireless connection standard, WiGig 1.1, ready for certification.
The new standard adopts 60GHz wireless technology. With WiGig technology data transfer rates can reach multi-gigabits per second which is simply outstanding in comparison to current Wi-Fi capabilities. It is noted that new standard is dedicated not only for wireless network arrangement but for wireless monitors of computers and notebooks, wireless dock stations and wireless storage drives too. WiGig 1.1 has a list of improvements over older version that were achieved during standard development.
At the moment, companies with Adopter member status in Wireless Gigabit Alliance have access to WBE (WiGig Bus Extension) specification. Besides, there will another specification presented in H2 2011, WSE (WiGig Serial Extension) for high speed wireless connection of peripheral devices. A soon as that happens, Adopter member status companies will get access to it too.
Other than that, Wireless Gigabit Alliance is doing business with VESA in order to certify a wireless interface standard for DisplayPort and licensing of HDMI interface. The last should provide future support of HDMI inside WDE (Display Extension) specification. This specification is planed to be introduces to Adopter member status companies in H2 2011 as well.
Dr. Ali Sadri, WiGig Alliance president and chairman, said in a statement:
We are marching toward enabling the fastest wireless technology for practical applications such as Wireless Docking, Wireless Display and Wireless Networking. Our continued diligence in the MAC-PHY specification development process and collaboration with the Wi-Fi Alliance to build an interoperable multi-gigabit wireless solution based on our latest specification will soon provide an unprecedented user experience that changes people’s lives.