Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (YFI; TSX.V) (OTCQB: KPIFF) the industry leader in Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing technology for residential and commercial markets, today officially unveiled powerful new Dual Channel Wi-Fi™ software for the global Linux OpenWrt development community. This work has been done in conjunction with CableLabs®’ plan to drive global adoption of Dual Channel Wi-Fi™ for more efficient and reliable connectivity.
“This is a transformational time for the global Wi-Fi industry,” said Eric Smith, VP of Product for Edgewater Wireless. “We look forward to continued collaboration with the global Linux community to further drive adoption of Dual Channel Wi-Fi™, and Edgewater’s MCSR™ powered residential gateways, routers, and set-top boxes.”
A revolutionary approach to alleviating jittery video and laggy gaming experiences, Dual Channel Wi-Fi enables one or more downlink-only data channels in addition to a standard bi-directional channel. Compatible with all Wi-Fi releases, including Edgewater’s MCSR™, Dual Channel Wi-Fi unlocks the unused spectrum to dramatically reduce contention and latency while increasing airtime utilization. Developed for various Access Points and client platforms, including set-top boxes, TVs and soon, gaming platforms and iPads, Dual Channel Wi-Fi can be implemented wherever traditional single-channel Wi-Fi struggles with contention – in residential and enterprise applications globally.
“Releasing the Dual Channel Wi-Fi code to opensource is integral to our strategy in driving the adoption of the emerging standard, and for driving demand of our multi-channel, single radio MCSR™ silicon solutions,” said Andrew Skafel, President and CEO of Edgewater Wireless. “Dual Channel Wi-Fi marks the first declaration by a global standards body that one channel is not enough. Emerging standards like this are a strong validation of our approach – Opensource Linux brings global scale to our technology in the multi-billion dollar residential Wi-Fi market1, and accelerates licensing opportunities with global silicon manufacturers.”
Edgewater’s Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing represents the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, breaking the industry’s reliance on single channel radio architecture and enabling multiple concurrent channels of transmit and receive from a single Wi-Fi standards compaliant radio.
With over 1,681 developers2, the Linux community represents one of the largest global software development organizations, and the OpenWrt stream is a Linux operating system used by devices such as routers, smartphones, and residential gateways.
The Dual Channel Wi-Fi™ code for OpenWrt can be found here http://github.com/ewsi.
For more information on Edgewater, visit www.edgewaterwireless.com.
For more information on Dual Channel Wi-Fi, please visit www.cablelabs.com/dual-channel-wi-fi.
About Edgewater Wireless
We make Wi-Fi. Better.
Edgewater Wireless (www.edgewaterwireless.com) is the industry leader in innovative Wi-Fi technology for residential and commercial markets. We deliver advanced silicon solutions and IP licensing designed to meet the high-density and high quality-of-service needs of service providers and their customers. With 24+ patents, Edgewater’s Multi-Channel, Single Radio (MCSR™) technology revolutionizes Wi-Fi with its aera™ access point product line, delivering next-generation Wi-Fi today.
The best solution for High-Density Wi-Fi networks, Edgewater provides reference designs for easy OEM integration, enabling service providers to plan, build and deploy reliable, high-capacity services to meet data demand in any environment, while fewer access points mean lower deployment costs.
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