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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UL is currently working on completing Wi-Fi certification for the entire Wi-Fi Alliance Test Suite by the end of 2014.
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We are now in the era of the truly connected home, and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED[TM] products help realize the full potential of easy-to-use connectivity in appliances, electronics, computers and more," said Wi-Fi Alliance marketing and program management director Kelly Davis-Felner.
Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 18,000 products, delivering the best user experience and encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets.
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We are pleased to have K-micro, a leader in innovative ASIC technology and design support, join the Wi-Fi Alliance," said Frank Hanzlik, Wi-Fi Alliance managing director.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed nearly 12,500 product certifications, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services in new and established markets.
For more information on the role Wi-Fi plays in the evolution of the Internet of Everything, download the Wi-Fi Alliance white paper here: www.