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May 07 2009

New Single-Room Wireless Connectivity Standard, WiGig, Announced

A new standards organization, Wireless Gigabit Alliance has popped onto the scene to develop a wireless standard for short distance data transfers at gigabit speeds.  Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia and Panasonic are founding the group that will develop the standard for use primarily in a home entertainment or network environment.

Read the announcement at CNET News.

The standard will be competing with WirelessHD and Wireless Home Digital Interface, both of which are working on hi-def video wireless transfers.  The WiGig Alliance is targeting a late 2009 release of their standard. Product testing will be right on its heels.  Continue to watch to see how or  if these short-distance wireless standards impact groups like DLNA and the Wi-Fi alliance.