Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wi-Fi Alliance See Growth in New Consumer Connectivity

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a milestone in its certification program -- the 10,000th device to gain Wi-Fi certification is an LED-LCD TV with Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Protected Setup capabilities. The certification program was introduced in 2000. While it took eight years to reach the 5,000-certification milestone, more than 2,000 certifications were given in 2010 alone.

"We are incredibly proud of the real impact and value of our Wi-Fi CERTIFIED program," said Edgar Figueroa, CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance. "Wi-Fi technology was in its infancy just ten years ago. Today Wi-Fi is increasingly enabling new products, new applications and new markets that extend our connectivity and enrich our experience. Wi-Fi certification will remain a fundamental part of our connected experience since we continue to develop numerous new capabilities and applications for Wi-Fi."http://www.wi-fi.org