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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It will "enable a variety of new power-efficient use cases in the Smart Home, connected car, and digital healthcare, as well as industrial, retail, agriculture, and smart city environments," said the WiFi Alliance, in a release.
0 was opened up to the WiFi Alliance to run on IEEE802.
24, 2011 (CENS) -- With globally large-sized enterprises taking part, the Regional Symposium held by the WiFi Alliance in Taipei is expected to help Taiwanese enterprises to capture more WiFi business opportunities in the near future.
If proponents of this WSN technology can stimulate the WiFi Alliance to place attention on the WSN sector, with sufficient marketing focus, it is quite likely that low power embedded WiFi will gain a strong and significant portion of the overall WSN market.
The DASH7 Alliance is for all intents and purposes doing with the ISO 18000-7 standard what the WiFi Alliance did with IEEE 802.
Equipped with the industry-standard Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) introduced by the WiFi Alliance, the NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless-N Router makes it fast and easy to connect clients to the home network with the highest level of security by simply pushing the "Push 'N' Connect" button, eliminating the need to remember or input security password keys.
In reaction to the above-mentioned flaws in wireless LAN technology, the WiFi Alliance has taken it upon itself to try to beef-up wireless security.
The WiFi Alliance says much of the wireless traffic currently, nearly 70 percent, travels over WiFi networks, and WiFi will still be playing a major role in the future.