New Stan­dard Ex­tends Wi-Fi So­lu­tions to IoT

Wi-Fi HaLow ex­tends Wi-Fi into the 900 MHz band, en­abling the low power con­nec­tiv­ity nec­es­sary for ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing sen­sors and wear­ables.

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Wi-Fi ship­ments have reached 12 bil­lion units, and are ex­pected to sur­pass 15 bil­lion units by the end of 2016. With an in­stalled base of more than 6.8 bil­lion devices, Wi-Fi has be­come one of the most pro­lific tech­nolo­gies around the world. With in­dus­try mo­men­tum grow­ing around a low power Wi-Fi so­lu­tion, Wi-Fi Al­liance, a global non-profit in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tion that works on build­ing stan­dards, re­cently an­nounced the Wi-Fi HaLow des­ig­na­tion for prod­ucts in­cor­po­rat­ing IEEE 802.11ah tech­nol­ogy.

Wi-Fi HaLow ex­tends Wi-Fi into the 900 MHz band, en­abling the low power con­nec­tiv­ity nec­es­sary for ap­pli­ca­tions in­clud­ing sen­sors and wear­ables. Wi-Fi HaLow’s range is nearly twice that of to­day’s avail­able Wi-Fi tech­nol­ogy, and will not only be ca­pa­ble of trans­mit­ting sig­nals fur­ther, but also pro­vid­ing a more ro­bust con­nec­tion in chal­leng­ing en­vi­ron­ments where the abil­ity to more eas­ily pen­e­trate walls or other bar­ri­ers is a key con­sid­er­a­tion.

“Given the cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tion of multi-ven­dor in­ter­op­er­abil­ity, strong govern­ment-grade se­cu­rity, and easy setup, Wi-Fi HaLow is well suited to meet the re­quire­ments of the smart home, smart

Wi-Fi ship­ments have reached 12 bil­lion units, and are ex­pected to sur­pass 15 bil­lion units by the end of 2016. With an in­stalled base of more than 6.8 bil­lion devices, Wi-Fi has be­come one of the most pro­lific tech­nolo­gies around the world.

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