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WiGig and Vesa team up on wireless displays

Two independent organisations tasked with creating common standards in technology have teamed up in order to speed up the development of wireless HD video.

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), which has been championing worldwide adoption and use of 60GHz wireless technology, and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), which makes sure the screw holes in your telly match up with the ones on your wall-mounting bracket amongst many other fine works, today announced "a cooperative agreement to define the next-generation standard wireless display technology."

The two outfits will share technology expertise and specifications to develop a multi-gigabit wireless DisplayPort technical standard and certification programme.

The resulting standard will allow users to connect PCs and handheld gadgets to monitors, projectors and HDTVs without having to run bulky cables all over the place.

WiGig is already finding a foothold in the upper end of the home theatre market and can shoot 1080p video through the ether at 60MHz without breaking a sweat.

Unlike HDMI it doesn't include audio signals, which will probably need a cable anyway. And then there's the power lead. So we'll still be stuck with pesky wires.

Even so... it will be cool to shoot a bit of HD video on your mobile phone or camcorder and stream it straight to your TV without looking through boxes upon boxes of mysterious, tangled leads.