Wi-Fi Direct

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Wi-Fi Direct

An extension to the Wi-Fi standard that allows two Wi-Fi devices to communicate with each other directly without requiring an access point or computer in between. Wi-Fi Direct was introduced in 2009 by the Wi-Fi Alliance as a personal area network (PAN) similar to the way Bluetooth is used; however, Wi-Fi is considerably faster.

Activate a Wireless Device
If a new device's only connectivity is Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi Direct method provides a way to make initial contact, typically from a mobile app. Once that connection is established, the user can reset the device's Wi-Fi to the local Wi-Fi, which is the access point in the home or building. See Android Beam, Wi-Fi, access point and personal area network.


Set Up a Brand New Camera
Wi-Fi Direct is used to make initial contact so that the device can be configured for the local Wi-Fi network. The "WiFi DIRECT" label is printed on a removable, clear plastic overlay.
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The easy plug-and-play set up with the WiFi Direct feature provides immediate activation for any TV, computer, appliance, coffeemaker or light fixture.
0, but no support for DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), Infrared and WiFi Direct.
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11n WiFi with WiFi Direct feature for exchanging data between devices, particularly the new Xbox controller.
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0 specifications and is extensible to support additional protocols, while the Wi-Fi core supports the soon-to be ratified WiFi Direct and Soft AP mode capabilities, as well as supporting 802.
Global Wireless Research (GWR) research predicts that the Smartphone Era will end once several new technologies are in place commercial, which include ubiquitous 4G/LTE (and faster) data speed, wearable wireless devices, peer-to-peer communication/signaling (via LTE Direct, WiFi Direct and others), and Augmented Reality.
0, NFC, 4G LTE, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot and an IR blaster.
Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction 2 Introduction 3 WiFi Direct 4 LTE Direct (LTE-D) 5 P2P Ecosystem Analysis 6 P2P Impact on Operational Support Systems (OSS) 7 P2P Billing Support Systems (BSS) 8 P2P Business Models 9 Market Forecasts 10 Summary and Recommendations 11 Appendix Companies Mentioned: