Realising the high-speed wire-free dream
Imagine pulling up outside a petrol station and being able to instantly download an HD movie in less time than it takes to fill the car with fuel.
Or at home, wirelessly connecting together your TV, tablet, PC and mobile phone and being able to shunt around huge amounts of data between them without long waits.
A California laboratory has been testing a new technology that promises to turn these scenarios into reality.
It is called Wireless Gigabit - and the Santa Clara lab recently put so-called WiGig devices through their paces to check they were interoperable.
"The event was very successful. Participant companies were excited about their implementation of the WiGig specifications," Dr Ali Sadri, president of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, told the BBC.
It is another step along the road for the high-speed wireless standard which was created in May 2009.
Edited by john2007 (Fri 11-Nov-11 09:35:51)