The Wireless Gigabit Alliance and VESA announced a collaboration to develop multi-gigabit wireless DisplayPort technology:
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig Alliance), the organization advancing the worldwide adoption and use of 60 GHz wireless technology, and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), an industry leader in global display standards, today announced a cooperative agreement to define the next generation standard wireless display technology. VESA and the WiGig Alliance will share technology expertise and specifications to develop multi-gigabit wireless DisplayPort capabilities. A certification program for wireless DisplayPort products will be developed in parallel.
The ability to connect PCs and handhelds to monitors, projectors and HDTVs wirelessly is highly desired among consumers and IT users. The WiGig-VESA collaboration will deliver a wireless display capability with image quality and I/O experience equal to that of wired interfaces. This agreement will spur the development of a new ecosystem consisting of interoperable wireless display products, providing an effective wireless alternative to cables, docking stations and adapters.
“As a high-quality content creator in Hollywood, it is exciting to see the innovative solutions being offered by advanced wireless technology to fulfill the ever-increasing demand for anywhere, anytime content consumption,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation.
“WiGig technology is a perfect match for DisplayPort since it provides the multi-gigabit bandwidth, packet architecture and bi-directional I/O capabilities needed to support the DisplayPort v1.2 feature set and beyond,” said Bruce Montag, VESA chairman. “Wireless DisplayPort will enable new connectivity options in a wide range of devices, from lower-power handhelds to tablets, notebooks, monitors, projectors and HDTVs. We are thrilled to begin defining the specification and certification program for wireless DisplayPort products.”
“With many proprietary wireless A/V technologies on the market, our vision is to standardize a wireless display interface, and we are excited to partner with VESA to extend multi-gigabit wireless functionality to DisplayPort technology,” said Dr. Ali Sadri, WiGig Alliance president and chairman. “Combining our wireless technology and VESA’s display expertise enables a high quality user experience with a certification program, enabling interoperability across CE, PC, tablets and handheld devices.”