Day: February 23, 2009

Sweet! Wifi gets ten times faster with GiFi

Great news, another Australian first will make wireless internet access ten times faster.

Now er just need to work out how to pronounce GiFi. Is it Guy-Fi or Gee-Eye-Fi?

Abstract…

For the first time, NICTA will publicly demonstrate a prototype system using its world-first 60GHz Gigabit wireless (GiFi) chip technology. This will lead to wirelessly connected environments enjoying audio and video transfer rates ten times the current maximum wireless transfer rate, at one-tenth the cost.

NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, is pleased to announce the first public demonstration of a prototype system using its world-first 60GHz Gigabit wireless (GiFi) chip technology.

“Today, we will be demonstrating the transmission of wireless video using the 60GHz chipset,” explained NICTA’s Gigabit Wireless Project Leader Professor Stan Skafidas. The demonstration comes after a research effort spanning four years, involving a team of 15 researchers. “Our achievement resulted from understanding emerging technology trends, bringing together a team with the right knowledge and skills and collaborating with key industry players,” Professor Skafidas added.

Nice one Stan!