To this point, not much has come of this whole WiGig thing, but the coalition is marching forward and expanding the standard’s capabilities with the introduction of version 1.1. The latest specification makes several tweaks to the 60GHz wireless protocol, but the big news is that the Wireless Gigabit Alliance has signed up with HDMI Licensing, LLC — adding the ubiquitous video jack to its arsenal, which already includes cable-free DisplayPort. WiGig display adapters are still expected to hit the market by the end of the year but, for now, our dream of input agnostic wireless HD video streaming is just that — a dream. So don’t start tying up your old newspapers with those HDMI cables just yet.
WiGig hits version 1.1, adds wireless HDMI to its arsenal to celebrate originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.