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WiGig Alliance and VESA team up for WiGig DisplayPort video standard certification


February 21, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton

February 21, 2013 – The Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) have established a joint working group with the goal of advancing WiGig DisplayPort video standard certification.

The group aims to address interoperability between the DisplayPort standard and WiGig’s own Display Extension Protocol Adaption Layer (PAL). When the group’s work is complete, DisplayPort certified WiGig devices will be able to seamlessly interconnect without the need for any wires, providing a DisplayPort interface without the use of a DisplayPort cable, said the parties.

“High-definition wireless display is a fundamental pillar of the WiGig Docking Station,” said Ali Sadri, president and chair of the Alliance. “We have taken a different approach to the untethered devices by providing an unprecedented cable equivalent display technology without compromising on the quality of service.”
 
“VESA recognizes WiGig’s enormous potential to enhance the user experience for portable devices. Consumers and professionals are becoming increasingly aware of DisplayPort’s image quality and advanced capabilities, and adding a wireless extension to DisplayPort further diversifies the DisplayPort protocol,” added Bill Lempesis, executive director of VESA.