The high-speed, wire-free dream is moving closer to reality today, with
the announcement of a major new industry partnership between the Wireless
Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance and the Video
Electronics Standards Association (VESA). WiGig and VESA have
established a highly effective, joint working group to advance the WiGig
DisplayPort video standard certification.
This new joint working group will address interoperability between the
DisplayPort standard and WiGig's own Display Extension Protocol Adaption
Layer (PAL). When the group's work is complete, DisplayPort certified
WiGig devices will be able to seamlessly interconnect without the need
for any wires, providing a DisplayPort interface without the use of a
Ali Sadri, president and chairman of the WiGig Alliance, says WiGig
DisplayPort technology would be a great leap forward for consumers
looking for the truly natural wireless experience. "High-definition
wireless display is a fundamental pillar of the WiGig Docking Station,"
said Sadri. "We have taken a different approach to the untethered
devices by providing an unprecedented cable equivalent display
technology without compromising on the quality of service. DisplayPort
is already one of the most widely established display connection
technologies for PCs and it is imperative that future WiGig devices are
compatible. Having a joint working group is a great step along the road
to full interoperability."
"VESA recognizes WiGig's enormous potential to enhance the user
experience for portable devices. Consumers and professionals are
becoming increasingly aware of DisplayPort's image quality and advanced
capabilities, and adding a wireless extension to DisplayPort further
diversifies the DisplayPort protocol," said Bill Lempesis, executive
director of VESA. "By working together we can maintain the high
standards set by DisplayPort's certification process whilst extending
the reach through enabling wireless functionality. This could be a
killer app for WiGig and one that we are really excited to be a part of."
WiGig Alliance published its Display PAL, known as WiGig Display
Extension (WDE), in 2011. The specification was developed to support PC
peripherals, HDTVs, monitors, and projectors. The spec also supports the
latest High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) encryption and
is capable of the transmission of both compressed and uncompressed video.
This latest news follows WiGig's second Plugfest earlier this year, a
very successful Taipei Computex Executive Summit and its centre-stage
billing at the Intel Developer Forum in September.
For further information about WiGig visit the website at www.wigig.org.
Notes to editors:
About WiGig Alliance:
The WiGig Alliance was formed to establish a global ecosystem of
high-speed and easy-to-use wireless devices that seamlessly work
together to connect people in the digital age. WiGig technology enables
multi-gigabit wireless communications among consumer electronics,
handheld devices and PCs, and drives industry convergence to a single
radio using the readily available, unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum. The
organization brings together the world's leading manufacturers of
semiconductors, personal computers, consumer electronics and handheld
devices. For more information, please visit www.wigig.org.
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is an international,
non-profit standards association representing a global network of
hardware, software, PC, display and component manufacturers committed to
developing and promoting the electronics industry. VESA's established
track record of creating and supporting simple, universal and
cross-product solutions for today's video and electronics industry, such
as DisplayPort, provides consumers with the confidence necessary to
explore new technology standards such as multi-monitor streaming, direct
drive capability and full HD 3D support without confusion or difficulty.
For more information about VESA, visit www.vesa.org.
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