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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...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

PARK CITY, Utah and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless(TM) and Sundance Institute today announced that they are teaming to provide the very first reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi access at the internationally renowned Sundance Film Festival, expected to attract more than 40,000 festival patrons over the two-week event. Taking place January 20 - 30 in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival will feature a state-of-the-art public Wi-Fi network, based on patented...

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...

2010-09-30 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...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Connectify has released version 2.1 of its popular software routing application of the same name, which makes Wi-Fi access easier for people by allowing their Windows 7 computers to become Wi-Fi hotspots. With Connectify you can share expensive airport Wi-Fi with co-workers, create a hotspot in your ethernet-only hotel or dorm room, even extend the range of your home router. After downloading and installing the lightweight application,...

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...

2010-08-16 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE), ABC's popular television show that builds new homes for families in need, has chosen and deployed the Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system for use on production sets throughout the United States of America. ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show is using Ruckus dual-band, outdoor 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to provide reliable wireless...


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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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