Wilocity Demonstrates Industry's First Commercially Available 60GHz 802.11ad Products at CES
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 -- Wilocity, a leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, today announced at International CES that it is demonstrating the industry's first commercially available end user products integrating Wilocity chipsets compliant with the newly ratified IEEE802.11ad 60 GHz wireless standard. Additionally, the company will be the first to demonstrate application level tri-band networking with seamless Fast Session Transfer connected to a tri-band AP. The company's appearance at CES follows a year of rapid momentum for Wilocity, including its recent announcement with Dell of the first commercially available WiGig-enabled product, new technology partnerships and partnership advances with Marvell and Qualcomm-Atheros and numerous other awards and industry recognition.
"2013 is the Year of WiGig, and we're proud to be at the forefront of bringing consumer and commercial products to market, along with our technology and OEM partners," said Tal Tamir, CEO of Wilocity. "At Last year's CES, we were the first to demonstrate live applications of WiGig technology in integrated platforms. This year, we're excited to show the actual first-to-market products, including Dell's new Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, in addition to introducing tri-band networking with seamless fast session transfer." Wilocity will be previewing live demos to the press by appointment at the Hilton Las Vegas Suite #20-121 and also at select partners' meeting spaces, including Qualcomm-Atheros, Marvell, and Azurewave. Utilizing Wilocity's WiGig/802.11ad solutions, users will be able to change the way they interact with their computing devices, as tasks that used to take minutes or hours can now be done in seconds or minutes. The company's unique tri-band solution enables users to connect at whatever band offers the best available performance, delivering multi-gigabit data rates at 60 GHz, while maintaining compatibility with hundreds of millions of existing Wi-Fi products in the 2.4GHz or 5 GHz bands.
2012 MomentumWilocity achieved major milestones and industry momentum in 2012 with important new partnerships, technology launches, new products, and award recognition. The company also just launched a new web site. Below are some of the company's highlights: Commercially Available ProductDell's new Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, integrating the Tri-band chipset from Wilocity is the very first device to reach the market featuring WiGig technology (IEEE 802.11ad and WiGig Wireless Bus Extension (WBE)). WiGig technology represents a new and major step forward in the wireless mobile experience by allowing data transfer rates that are over 10 times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies. Wilocity and Qualcomm Atheros' Tri-band system allows Ultrabook users to connect to peripherals such as docks, displays and storage at multi-gigabit speeds, while maintaining standard Wi-Fi coverage throughout the enterprise.
New TechnologyWilocity and Qualcomm-Atheros furthered their technology partnership by launching the industry's first tri-band reference design that combines Qualcomm VIVE™ 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 802.11ad WiGig™ wireless capabilities onto one module. Tri-band Wi-Fi allows consumers to connect to 60 GHz enabled devices, docks, displays and storage at multi-gigabit speeds, while maintaining enterprise-wide or whole home coverage with 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi.
New Partnerships The Wilocity and Marvell partnership announced in 2012 is aimed at bringing to market new tri-band solutions that integrate Wilocity's 60 GHz technology and existing Wi-Fi to achieve exciting new applications like wireless docking, high-speed synch and low latency wireless connections to displays tri-band Access Points and other networking devices, Network and Direct Attached Storage, and Docking. The partnership will deliver highly mobile, thin and light platforms that do not sacrifice performance or functionality, utilizing the first WiGig wireless bus extension (WBE). Marvell chose Wilocity in order to accelerate Marvell's deployment of WiGig-compliant wireless platforms for computing, networking infrastructure and consumer electronics.
Award RecognitionWilocity won awards from the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and The International CES Innovations competition. Wilocity won GSA's Private Company to Watch Award, and its technology was also recognized as an Honoree in two categories from the International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards. Wilocity's technology was awarded in both the Embedded Technologies category with the Dell WiGig-enabled multi-gigabit wireless Notebook and Dock bundle and the Home Networking category with the AzureWave Gigabit Wireless Tri-Band Router.
At CESWilocity will be hosting individual live press demonstrations and briefings at the Las Vegas Hotel Suite #20-121 on January 8-11. Contact Stephanie Evans at 650-433-4163 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
About WilocityFounded in 2007, Wilocity is the leading developer of 60GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, allowing revolutionary performance and capacity by enabling a tenfold increase compared to legacy Wi-Fi. The company is committed to making wireless the ubiquitous connectivity solution for mobile platforms everywhere -- where wireless is simply faster and easier than wires -- in the office, at home, and on the road. Wilocity has partnered with industry leaders to provide greater wireless performance in short-range wireless networking, docking, point-to-point outdoor links, and more. Backed by high profile investors including Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Tallwood Partners, Wilocity is born out of a unique combination of deep industry experience, success, and passion for wireless technology, leadership in the WiGig and Wi-Fi Alliances, and proven engineering innovation. For more information, please visit wilocity.com or follow us on Twitter @WilocityCES.
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