Now, through a new display certification program by the Wi-Fi Alliance, dubbed Miracastâ„˘, thereâ€™s an effort underway to standardize how Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, TVs, laptops and tablets â€śtalkâ€ť to each other.
The idea is for consumers to be able to send, share and stream content between Wi-Fi connected devices seamlessly, without an intermediate box such as a router or gateway. Think of Miracast as a seal of approval for electronics devices so that problems with compatibility and interoperability are a thing of the past.
Read the Wi-Fi Alliance’s press release here.
Broadcom is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Wi-Fi Alliance to be part of the first wave of Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDâ„˘ Miracastâ„˘ devices. For Broadcom, itâ€™s a significant milestone that validates Broadcomâ€™s technologies and the rigorous interoperability testing they undergo. Broadcom has a long history of driving standards-based technology, and this latest certification will ensure unparalleled integration for billions of users seeking simplified ways to enjoy the benefits of Miracast technology.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast devices use a Wi-Fi connection to deliver audio and video content from one device to another without cables or a connection to an existing Wi-Fi network, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance. The standard allows devices to directly connect to each other so users can do things watch videos stream from a smartphone to a big screen television or share a laptop screen with the conference room projector to collaborate in real-time.
For Broadcom, the Miracast certification comes on the heels of the company obtaining Wi-Fi certification for its TDLS technologies (Tunneled Direct Link Setup).