Wi-Fi Direct To Launch Today, Will Bluetooth Fade?


Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit industry associated with thousands of companies devoted to the wide-spread of Wi-Fi technology across various platforms, has made an important leap in connecting devices anywhere, anytime with or without a traditional network available.

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that it has begun certifying products which are capable of making device-to-device connections. The Alliance has named this process as Wi-Fi Certified Wi-Fi Direct.

With the ever-rising demand of the digital consumer market, connecting devices for sharing content, synching, printing, and gaming anywhere has trended widely. A survey done by the company detailed that on average a young American holds 1100 songs, 50 videos and 1200 photos on the Wi-Fi enabled device. Almost 300 Million devices have been shipped which comes packed with Wi-Fi technology and now consumers will have the freedom to user Wi-Fi Direct to connect a huge range of digital devices.

Wi-Fi Direct

Edgar Figueroa, CEO Wi-Fi Alliance told:

We designed Wi-Fi Direct to unleash a wide variety of applications which require device connections, but do not need the Internet or even a traditional network. Wi-Fi Direct empowers users to connect devices – when, where and how they want to, and our certification program delivers products that work well together, regardless of the brand.

All Wi-Fi Direct devices will now include a push-button mechanism, employing the latest WPA2 security protection while delivering the best throughput via Wi-Fi.

First-ever products to be Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct are:

1. Atheros XSPAN® Dual-band 802.11n PCIe Mini Card (AR928x)

2. Broadcom BCM43224 Dual-Band 802.11n 2×2 MIMO PCIe Half Mini Card

3. Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200

4. Ralink MIMObility 802.11n 2×2 PCIe Half Mini Card

5. Realtek RTL8192CE-VA4 HM92C00 PCIe mini card

via [WI-FI Alliance]

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