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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SDA and the Wi-Fi alliance in compliance with the ban deleted the membership of Huawei.
The handset reportedly bears SM-M405F model number, and has already been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Incidentally, a device with the same model number was also spotted on Geekbench.
In addition, the Wi-Fi Alliance (setting standards for Wi-Fi across the industry) has placed a temporary restriction on Huawei's membership due to the US ban.
OpenSync is compatible with and complimentary to the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi EasyMesh standard.
The Wi-Fi Alliance rebranded the generation names of Wi-Fi technology to make them easier for people to understand.
Now, a new Palm-branded smartphone has been certified by the FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance and it looks like it's going to be released really soon.
Home builder Lennar rolled out its Wi-Fi Certified home designs last year, through its partnership with the Wi-Fi Alliance. The system provides Wi-Fi coverage in every room--with no dead spots--and allows homeowners to control their lights, front door lock and thermostat through Amazon Alexa.
Qualcomm Technologies will support the Wi-Fi Alliance's third generation security suite, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3), their latest and most secure protocol that provides robust protection of user passwords and stronger privacy in both public and private Wi-Fi networks.
The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry group that represents hundreds of Wi-Fi technology companies, said the issue "could be resolved through a straightforward software update".
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ever since the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the finalization of the Miracast wireless display standard at CES 2013, we've seen a plethora of Miracast-enabled devices and receivers, from Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 to Amazon's Fire TV stick.