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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...

2011-01-06 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll conducted by Wakefield Research in conjunction with the Wi-Fi Alliance® shows that while consumers' high hopes for certain futuristic technologies have not yet come to fruition, they have embraced other technologies they never anticipated would become commonplace, such as Wi-Fi®. The poll results show that consumer appetite for Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets has expanded in the last two years, and new...

2010-12-20 14:50:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent white paper authored by the General Electric Company comparing the power efficiency of Wi-Fi and ZigBee technologies in home Smart Grid applications is flawed, resulting in inaccurate findings. The report, released on December 9, 2010 and titled, "Energy Efficiency Comparisons of Wireless Communication Technology Options for Smart Grid Enabled Devices," compares Wi-Fi and ZigBee in home Smart Grid applications, focusing on power...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless announced today that it showed the largest growth of any enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) supplier in the market for the second consecutive quarter with 95% growth in unit shipments over the same quarter for the year prior, according to a new wireless LAN report by Gartner. Additionally, the Smart Wi-Fi technology pioneer garnered the top market share position in unit shipments of outdoor wireless mesh systems to service...


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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