Dell Launches First WiGig Based Wireless Docking Station
Published on: 25th Feb 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Dell has launched a Wireless Dock the industry's first and only docking solution based on the latest multi gigabit tri band Wi Fi standard (WiGig) and compatible with its Latitude 6430u Ultrabook.
The WiGig standard offers speeds up to 10 times that of today's fastest Wi-Fi networks and this device is powered by the first 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets developed by Wilocity and brought to the Dell Latitude 6430u by Qualcomm Atheros.
Designed for use in offices, meeting rooms and classrooms, the new dock supports up to two external displays with both DisplayPort and HDMI, features ample peripheral connectivity via three USB 3.0 ports and facilitates easy collaboration with a front Audio In/Out port for voice over IP at speeds of up to 4.6 gigabits per second.
The Dell Wireless Dock can also be easily managed with the updated Dell Connection Manager that now supports both WiGig and Wireless LAN settings.
Especially ideal as a connectivity solution in conference rooms and classrooms, the Dell Wireless Dock supports cable-free, seamless transitions between multiple presenters and hassle-free collaboration. An adapter is available for VGA-based infrastructures and an Ethernet connector helps ensure dedicated, stable bandwidth for fast data transfers and efficient communication with remote locations.
"Today's computer users require top-notch connectivity in their devices, whether for wireless docking within a room or office, or more broadly throughout the premises," said Vivek Gupta, vice president and general manager of computing, Qualcomm Atheros. "Our tri-band solution provides reliable wireless connectivity and sets the stage to enable a broad range of applications, such as data syncing and video streaming, all while maintaining wireless docking capabilities. We're pleased to be working with two ecosystem leaders -- Dell and Wilocity -- in providing this technology."