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Wireless Networks

ABI: WiGig Market to Reach "Critical Juncture"

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ABI: WiGig Market to Reach

According to ABI Research the 802.11ad (aka WiGig) chipset market will reach a "critical juncture" in 2017, thanks to the technology increasingly penetrating PCs, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.

Since WiGig certification is currently underway, the analyst predicts WiGig chipset shipments will reach over 1 billion in 2021, as the technology enables wireless docking and enhances multimedia streaming, data transfer between devices, and networking applications. In addition more manufacturers should start making WiGig chipsets, including Broadcom, Intel, Lattice Semiconductor, MediaTek, Nitero, Peraso and Qualcomm, helping cut costs of the first WiGig-enabled devices.

“A major challenge for WiGig in moving to the 60GHz band is to build up an ecosystem and solid set of use cases to drive growth,” ABI says. “WiGig-enabled docks can be costly, and OEMs may choose not to implement the technology if there are only a limited number of devices that will work with the accessories.”

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WiGig Gets Wifi Certification

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WiGig Gets Wifi Certification

The Wifi Alliance certifies WiGig, the wireless networking standard operating in the 60GHz spectrum promising to enable multi-gigabit performance in a variety of short-range applications.

The wider 60GHz band is less congested, and complements the existing 2.4 and 5GHz wifi bands. It transmits data at speeds reaching up to 8Gbps and low latencies, with beamforming aiming signals directly at devices. Signal range reaches 10m-- short, but suitable for wired-grade line-of-sight scenarios both in-room and outside.

WiGig can find use in smartphones, portable PCs, tablets and access points, as well as home entertainment and general CE. ABI research predicts 2017 WiGig chipset shipments will reach 180 million in smartphones, before reaching 1.5 billion in total by 2021.

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Luxul Intros Dual-Band Outdoor Wireless Bridge

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Luxul Intros Dual-Band Outdoor Wireless Bridge

Luxul announces the XWO-BKT1-- a high performance wireless bridge kit designed to help installers satisfy ever-increasing customer demand for better networks.

The XWO-BKT1 combines dual-band 802.11ac wifi technology with high output power to deliver high throughput 5GHz outdoor bridging along with 2.4Ghz coverage. The kit consists of 2 outdoor bridging APs and all necessary installation hardware, including PoE injectors, mounting brackets and water resistant cable glands.

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Router, Wifi, Firewall, 4G LTE Failover in One Device

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Router, Wifi, Firewall, 4G LTE Failover in One Device

Lose your internet connectivity and you lose access to business-critical applications, communication and services—and that means losing money, time and customers.

When your customer’s business-critical internet connection goes down, they need a solution that can get them re-connected and back in business, fast.

While the cost of redundant ISP connections may be prohibitively expensive for some small businesses, there is a solution coming in Q4: the Datto DNA.

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Better Wifi Through MegaMIMO 2.0?

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Better Wifi Through MegaMIMO 2.0?

MIT researchers propose a means to triple wifi data speeds while doubling signal range and ease increasingly congested wireless networks-- MegaMIMO 2.0, a system able to eliminate signal interference.

The technology uses a processor, real-time baseband processing system and a transceiver board to vary the frequency range of wifi signals within the required spectrum. This allows multiple independent transmitters to transmit data on the same spectrum to multiple independent receivers, without signals interfering with each other.

“In today’s wireless world, you can’t solve spectrum crunch by throwing more transmitters at the problem, because they will all still be interfering with one another,” the researchers say. “The answer is to have all those access points work with each other simultaneously to efficiently use the available spectrum.”

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