New wireless announcements this week at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) have the tech community energized. Live demonstrations of seamless docking with WiGig as well as wireless charging are fueling developer imaginations. The announcements make Intel’s position on a wireless future clear: the future is “wire free,” and it’s not far off.
WiGig Boosts Productivity
A live demo of WiGig at IDF showed the technology’s true potential. WiGig’s secure wireless technology provides high-speed connectivity for all of your peripherals, including support for high-definition streaming for up to 2 displays. In addition, it’s smart; the dock senses when you’re near your workstation or other peripherals and automatically pairs with your tablet or laptop so by the time you sit down at your desk, you’re already connected to all of your peripherals. By eliminating the need to mess with peripheral cords and connection settings, WiGig can save you an enormous amount of time. With the possibility that the first truly wire-free laptops could be on the market in 2015, it’s clear that the buzz around these advances is building.
Wireless Charging Is Here
In addition to leading the wireless industry in innovation, Intel has partnered with Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) to bring wireless charging technology to market faster. One of the most exciting developments in technology is the ability to charge multiple devices wirelessly. Through the use of magnetic resonance, Intel is developing ways to build wireless charging surfaces into table tops and other surfaces.
In the near future, you might be able to simply sit down at a table in a coffee shop, put your devices on the table, and fully charge them without ever having to hunt for outlets. By eliminating the need to travel with power bricks and constantly fret about the next time you’ll be able to charge your phone or tablet, Intel is fundamentally changing the way you’ll think about powering your devices.
With WiGig and wireless charging gaining momentum, Intel is clearing the way for a wire-free future. For more information on the wireless announcements at IDF, click here. You can also follow us on Twitter @IntelWireless and use #IntelWireless to stay up to date on the latest wireless news.