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WiGig® wins 2014 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award

November 18, 2014 by The Beacon, Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is honored to be chosen as a 2014 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award winner for WiGig® technology! WiGig represents a significant step forward for 60 GHz technology, and is bringing multi-gigabit, low latency, security-protected connectivity to users around the world. The full article and list of winners can be seen here, and the December print edition of Popular Science is on newsstands now.

If you’re interested in more information about WiGig technology, please download our white paper here, and stay tuned for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig™ program coming in 2016. 

An excerpt from Popular Science:

This year, the first devices containing WiGig radios hit the market. WiGig is a new wireless standard that operates on the wider 60 GHz frequency band. Information can transfer from device to device at 7 gigabits per second, and its low latency makes it a prime candidate for wireless docking. Companies including Dell, Qualcomm, and Intel are incorporating the technology into products. Their WiGig-enabled devices will be able to instantly wirelessly connect PCs and peripherals, in addition to function as access points and data sharing, ushering in the age of a truly wireless office.

“We have a vision of a world without wires. WiGig is the first step that gets us there . . . Other wireless [standards] have latency or lag time. With WiGig it’s instant.”

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig is helping to deliver on Wi-Fi Alliance’s vision of connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.

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