Feeds

NVIDIA joins Miracast club

Is WiFi's 'AirPlay-killer' getting legs?

The essential guide to IT transformation

The Miracast certification being touted by the WiFi Alliance has a new adherent, with NVIDIA announcing that its Tegra 3 display proceesor will support the technology.

Miracast is a display mirroring technology pitched against Apple’s AirPlay and Intel’s WiDi, both of which are criticized as single-vendor closed environments. The idea is to bypass the main 2.4 GHz channel (the one you’re busy using to download Torrents or whatever) and create a peer-to-peer connection at 5 GHz from one display (on a mobile or a – gasp – desktop) to another (a suitably-equipped TV).

It’s login-free and since it’s just one MAC address talking to another, low-latency.

With NVIDIA joining the program (following Marvell and Texas Instruments last month), Miracast would become available to vendors like HTC who use its display processors – but only when devices using the quad-core Tegra 3 processors hit the shelves.

NVIDIA’s published a promotional and lightly-detailed white paper here. The WiFi Alliance promises that details of the Miracast spec will be published in August. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Pay to play: The hidden cost of software defined everything
Enter credit card details if you want that system you bought to actually be useful
HP busts out new ProLiant Gen9 servers
Think those are cool? Wait till you get a load of our racks
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
Community chest: Storage firms need to pay open-source debts
Samba implementation? Time to get some devs on the job
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.