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WiDi Pro could bring Wireless Collaboration in 2013

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Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) offering has been through a number of improvements over the last few years and the current V3 offers some interesting low-latency, USB-return-path and protected content features. In a new WiDi Pro version though, outed by Rick Echevarria, vice president of Intel’s Architecture Group in an interview with ITPro, you’ll see screen to screen collaboration.

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WiDi – Important Value for Tablets, Netbooks and Ultrabooks

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widi logoI believe Intel Wireless Display (also known as Wi-Di) could be one of the best ‘value-add’ technologies Intel has implemented for years. Not because of any technical skill (it’s an extension of the Wi-Fi Direct ‘soft AP’ standard implemented in their Centrino network cards and Core processors) but because it adds capability to the PC platform that makes real sense and doesn’t require any extra interfaces or radios. Wireless display is going to be something that, once you’ve used it, you probably won’t wouldn’t want to lose. Expect to see this on most Ultrabooks next year.

Intel have been working on this for a number of years now [good background story here] and although it’s available in Ultrabooks and other PCs based on Core architecture, it’s also coming to Cedar Trail and Medfield as an option.

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