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2011-08-03 07:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance is hosting its inaugural Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum this week in Chicago. The opening day of the event featured the first large-scale interoperable demonstration of Wi-Fi SEP 2 implementations. In addition, Dr. George Arnold, national coordinator for smart grid interoperability at U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), delivered a keynote address on Tuesday morning. (Logo:...

2011-08-02 10:26:00

PORTLAND, Ore. and AUSTIN, Texas and BEAVERTON, Ore. and SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance, HomeGrid Forum and ZigBee Alliance have agreed to create a Consortium for SEP 2 Interoperability. The new consortium will enable organizations whose technologies support communications over Internet Protocol (IP) to certify SEP 2 according to a consistent test plan. Recognizing that the vision of interoperable SEP 2 devices across the network...

2011-06-24 07:00:00

PARIS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have announced plans to collaborate in order to harmonize their programs related to Wi-Fi hotspot ease of use and roaming. WBA's inter-operator Wi-Fi roaming efforts and Wi-Fi Alliance's planned certification program for Wi-Fi equipment will be developed with close coordination between the two groups to help ensure the best user experience. (Logo:...

2011-05-31 14:08:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the recent Connected Home Global Summit in London, England, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct program from the Wi-Fi Alliance® received top honors in the Best Contribution to Interconnectivity Standards. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct(TM) is a certification designation given to products that are capable of device-to-device connections without the presence of a traditional home, office or hotspot network. (Logo:...

2011-05-17 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have become Sponsor members of the Wi-Fi Alliance, and each has appointed a Director to the organization's Board. The technology leaders join Apple, Atheros, Broadcom, Cisco, Comcast, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, Sony Corporation, T-Mobile and Texas Instruments as Sponsor members of the nearly 400-member Wi-Fi Alliance. (Logo:...

2011-05-16 08:00:00

DOVER, Delaware, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WeFi Inc. (http://www.wefi.com), creator of the world's first and largest global Wi-Fi database and provider of the WeANDSF Wi-Fi offloading solution for carriers, today released its latest quarterly report on global Wi-Fi usage. Titled "WeFi Analytics Report Q1/2011: An Analysis of Global Wi-Fi", the report includes both statistics and analysis from WeFi on a variety of issues related to wireless internet, including statistics on Wi-Fi and 3G...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designations have been granted by the Wi-Fi Alliance®, the global, non-profit trade association at the center of the Wi-Fi® industry. Millions of Wi-Fi devices on the market today offer the latest features and security protections, as well as the ability to interoperate across brands, as a result of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED program. (Logo:...

2011-03-22 07:16:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An initiative to transform the user experience in hotspots is underway in the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Service providers and device manufacturers in the organization have formalized a set of industry market requirements that will lay the foundation for a new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED testing program that addresses authentication and provision of service for public Wi-Fi networks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070516/SFW029LOGO)...

2011-02-22 07:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas and BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance and Continua Health Alliance have entered into an agreement to facilitate and promote the adoption of Wi-Fi networking technology in connected health applications. The agreement enables cooperative efforts for joint technical review of Wi-Fi Alliance and Continua Health Alliance specifications and guidelines in order to facilitate interoperability of personal health and fitness applications, thus fueling a...

2011-02-02 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day millions of people worldwide take advantage of Wi-Fi technology to connect computing, entertainment and mobile devices. It is important to recognize that connecting to a Wi-Fi network without security protections enabled can put sensitive data at risk. The Wi-Fi Alliance, a global, independent, non-profit trade organization that works to deliver the best possible Wi-Fi connectivity experience, urges consumers to resolve to protect...


Latest Wi-Fi Alliance Reference Libraries

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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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