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2010-12-02 07:15:00

TELFORD, Pa., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger today announced that the latest version of its Infinity M300 patient-worn (telemetry) monitoring system has achieved Wi-Fi certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Capabilities that successfully passed interoperability testing include IEEE standards 802.11b and 802.11g. The monitoring system has been successfully implemented at major hospitals worldwide, resulting in both clinical and cost benefits. Infinity M300 shares the same Wi-Fi access...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than one month after the Wi-Fi Alliance® launched Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct, the technology behind this new certification program has now been recognized by Popular Science magazine with the Best of What's New 2010 Award. Each year, the editors of Popular Science search for breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories, for this award. "We are proud to have been awarded...

2010-11-09 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of wireless chipsets and systems, today announced the successful certification of its RS9110 Lite-Fi® design for Wi-Fi Direct(TM), the Wi-Fi Alliance's significant new certification program announced on October 25th, 2010. The Wi-Fi Direct program is an important leap forward in Wi-Fi's role in connecting devices in an increasing variety of environments - including, in this case,...

2010-11-09 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-Fi technology based on the 802.11n standard received the highest ranking in a recent report from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), a trade group representing more than 95 percent of the household appliances sold in the United States. Wi-Fi technology - already a network of choice in an estimated 201 million households worldwide (1) - has now been selected by major appliance manufacturers as a leading smart appliance...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced its Avastar(TM) 88W8787 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & FM single chip solution was certified Wi-Fi Direct(TM) compliant by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the first dual-band 802.11n radio certified for low-power embedded mobile applications, such as smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. The Avastar 88W8787 is the first in the Avastar family to be Wi-Fi...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas and PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance and the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance have entered into a liaison agreement to facilitate and promote the adoption of HomePlug powerline and Wi-Fi networking technologies in smart grid applications. The agreement enables cooperative efforts for joint technical review of Wi-Fi Alliance and HomePlug specifications and standards that facilitate interoperability of smart grid applications. The...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

AUSTIN, TX, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-Fi has made an important leap in connecting devices anywhere, anytime - with or without a traditional network available. The Wi-Fi Alliance® today announced that it has begun certifying products capable of making device-to-device connections, designating those products Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct. With portable content like photos, videos and music taking center stage in the digital consumer experience, Wi-Fi Direct devices meet...

2010-09-30 10:07:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced new data summarizing trends from the first year of activity since its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n testing program was launched. The following data points summarize trends among the more than 1,100 products that have achieved the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n designation since September 30, 2009 - when the certification tests and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo were updated to align with finalization of the IEEE 802.11n standard. Handsets...

2010-09-23 12:44:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance welcomes a ruling issued today from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enabling the practical use of new unlicensed spectrum. Vacant spectrum from unused analog television bands - commonly called "TV white spaces" - presents an important new frequency for Wi-Fi operation, and today's FCC ruling provides usable guidance that is responsive to industry recommendations. "We share the FCC's enthusiasm about the potential...

2010-09-21 05:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wi-Fi technology is fundamentally changing the way families and friends communicate, and Wi-Fi-enabled devices have replaced television as the "gathering place" for both Americans and those abroad, according to results from a new poll conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The survey, which gathered responses from more than 1,000 millennials (respondents ages 17 to 29) in the U.S. and 400 millennials in China, Japan and...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wi-Fi, a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, is not a technical term; however, the Alliance has used the term to describe only a narrow range of connectivity technologies including wireless local are network as well as PAN, LAN, and WAN. "IEEE 802.11", the technical term, has been used interchangeably with Wi-Fi even though Wi-Fi has become a superset of IEEE 802.11 over the past few years. It is used by over 700 million people and there are over 750,000 hotspots and around 800 million new Wi-Fi...

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