Wi-Fi Alliance

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Wi-Fi Alliance

(Wi-Fi Alliance, Austin, TX, www.wi-fi.org) A membership organization founded in 1999 devoted to certifying 802.11 wireless Ethernet devices for interoperability. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo on a wireless radio (PC card, access point, etc.) means that it has passed a thorough interoperability test and will work with any other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED product. A Wi-Fi ZONE logo means that a hotspot, whether offered at no charge or for a fee, uses Wi-Fi CERTIFIED equipment.

Originally founded as the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Association (WECA), Wi-Fi stands for "wireless fidelity," a play on "high fidelity" (hi-fi). See 802.11, WiMAX, Wi-Fi hotspot and WLIF.
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As a member of WECA, GCD is committed to the interoperability of wireless solutions and supports the rigorous testing at Agilent's Interoperability Certification Laboratory - an independent test facility.
We welcome Galtronics to WECA and look forward to their significant contribution to Wi-Fi's continued momentum," continued Cohen.
WECA had claimed that allowing HomeRF devices to operate in the 2450MHz (2.
WECA and TWPA's bonds are secured by unconditional payments to be made by TID under the Power Purchase Agreement each Authority has with TID.
We are pleased that innovative companies like NetMotion Wireless continue to join the WECA organization," said WECA chairman David Cohen.
Fitch's 'A+' rating on TID, WECA and TWPA's bonds reflects TID's ability to make timely payments on its full debt burden, which includes bonds issued by WECA and TWPA, which are unconditionally paid by TID as an operating expense.
This has led to incredible growth in WECA's membership," said Phil Belanger, WECA chairman.
Including the WECA bonds as debt instead of an operating expense, the debt service coverage was 1.
Having proven reference designs that carry the seal of approval from the FCC and WECA means that our customers are out of the gate and well ahead of competition before they even start their design.
Membership in WECA is open to all companies who support Wi-Fi, the standard, including any manufacturer that would like to submit its Wi-Fi based product for interoperability testing.
By becoming a member of WECA we give future consumers a piece of mind that is hard to find in a market of changing technologies.
We are pleased to have an industry leader such as Intermec join WECA," said WECA Director Angela Champness.