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Wireless Gigabit Alliance Publishes Certification-Ready Specification

The Wireless Gigabit Alliance has published version 1.1 of its certification-ready specification, allowing box builders to start introducing support for the technology into their products.

WiGig is promoting the adoption and use of a wireless technology based on a portion of the spectrum at 60GHz, rather than the 2.4GHz and 5GHz used by today's 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a equipment.

The group says that the technology offers multi-gigabit-class networking without wires and now supports HDMI high-definition video and audio, according to thinq_

"We are marching toward enabling the fastest wireless technology for practical applications such as Wireless Docking, Wireless Display and Wireless Networking," claims WiGig. "Our continued diligence in the MAC-PHY specification development process and collaboration with the Wi-Fi Alliance to build an interoperable multi-gigabit wireless solution based on our latest specification will soon provide an unprecedented user experience that changes people's lives."