WLIF


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WLIF

(Wireless LAN Interoperability Forum, Sunnyvale, CA) An earlier membership organization that endorsed products proven interoperable with major wireless LAN standards. It was founded in 1996 to promote the OpenAir protocol, and later, 802.11. It disbanded in 2001. See Wi-Fi Alliance.
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Data General is a firm supporter of the WLIF and the OpenAir specification.
Interoperability is here now and users can install a WLIF compatible wireless backbone by choosing from more than 20 certified devices.
But with the WLIF, there are now more than 20 products certified as interoperable with more expected in the near future.
Intermec Technologies also supports the WLIF wireless solutions and has plans to increase our WLIF product offering with new products in the future.
The WLIF wireless solution offers the most interoperable wireless LAN system on the market today, and offers users a compelling system for their long-term future use.
There will be a growing list of member companies and new certified interoperable products which support the WLIF wireless solution.
We see no value in either promoting alternate standards (which we strongly view WLIF as) or in promoting standards of our own.
We feel that at best this is detrimental to the spirit of the 802.11 process, and, worst case, creates a proprietary standard not unlike the WLIF.
At the annual meeting of the industry trade association AIM USA, a panel discussion about the 802.11 and WLIF standards will feature representatives from five suppliers of the systems.
Simultaneously, the Wireless LAN Interoperability Forum (WLIF) created its own standard specification for interoperability.
For instance, the WLIF issued a press release supporting the 802.11 standard when it was ratified by IEEE in June.
Modeled after other industry organizations like the Frame Relay Forum and the ATM Forum, the WLIF has the legal right to prevent non-interoperable products from claiming compliance to the spec.