|[February 25, 2013]
Dell Makes Wireless Docking a Reality with the Industry's First and Only WiGig Docking Station for Unparalleled Connectivity and Convenience
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell today announced the availability
of the Dell (News - Alert) Wireless Dock, the industry's first and only docking
solution based on the latest multi-gigabit tri-band Wi-Fi standard
(WiGig) and compatible with the award-winning Dell
Latitude 6430u Ultrabook™ for a best-in-class wireless docking
experience. The new WiGig standard begins an exciting new era in
mainstream wireless connectivity with speeds up to 10 times that of
today's fastest Wi-Fi networks.
Designed for use in offices, meeting rooms and classrooms, the Dell
Wireless Dock offers quick and easy connectivity to displays,
projectors, networks, speakers and other peripherals for unparalleled
connectivity and convenience. The new dock supports up to two external
displays with both DisplayPort and HDMI, features ample peripheral
connectivity via three USB 3.0 ports and facilitates easy collaboration
with a front Audio In/Out port for voice over IP at speeds of up to 4.6
gigabits per second. The Dell Wireless Dock can also be easily managed
with the updated Dell Connection Manager that now supports both WiGig
and Wireless LAN settings.
Especially ideal as a connectivity solution in conference rooms and
classrooms, the Dell Wireless Dock supports cable-free, seamless
transitions between multiple presenters and hassle-free collaboration.
An adapter is available for VGA-based infrastructures and an Ethernet
connector helps ensure dedicated, stable bandwidth for fast data
transfers and efficient communication with remote locations.
Additionally, the Dell Wireless Dock has the same level of usability and
easy integration asthe current Latitude E Series Docking Stations with
remote access, monitoring and configuration for business class control.
With the potential to offer many advanced uses, such as virtually
instantaneous wireless backups, synchronization and file transfers
between computers and handheld devices, the WiGig standard (802.11ad) is
the result of close industry collaboration led by Dell and Wilocity.
Based on the proven IEEE (News - Alert) 802.11 standard specification for long-term
stability, WiGig offers the same level of security and manageability as
today's best WLAN technologies. WiGig is powered by the first 60 GHz
multi-gigabit wireless chipsets developed by Wilocity and brought to the
Dell Latitude 6430u by Qualcomm Atheros (News - Alert), Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm
"We are proud to introduce the Dell Wireless Dock, the industry's first
and only WiGig dock that is the result of a five-year-long leadership
effort. WiGig represents a new era in wireless connectivity and a shift
in the way enterprises and consumers will experience connectivity and
interact with their devices in the future," said Kirk Schell, vice
president, commercial PC group, Dell. "The Dell Wireless Dock is the
latest example of our approach to develop cutting edge, innovative
solutions that benefit our customers."
"Multi-gigabit wireless connectivity in the 60 GHz spectrum is no longer
about technology demos and future-state conversations," said Tal Tamir,
chief executive officer of Wilocity. "We're proud to help Dell be first
to market in bringing the wireless capacity and performance of WiGig to
its customers in the Latitude 6430u and Wireless Dock. Dell's WiGig dock
allows for closed lid operation, significantly reducing power
consumption, as well as adding interfaces that do not reside natively in
the 6430u. These attributes, in addition to the convenience of
high-speed wireless connectivity, will provide Dell customers with an
unparalleled computing experience."
"Today's computer users require top-notch connectivity in their devices,
whether for wireless docking within a room or office, or more broadly
throughout the premises," said Vivek Gupta, vice president and general
manager of computing, Qualcomm (News - Alert) Atheros. "Our tri-band solution provides
reliable wireless connectivity and sets the stage to enable a broad
range of applications, such as data syncing and video streaming, all
while maintaining wireless docking capabilities. We're pleased to be
working with two ecosystem leaders-Dell and Wilocity-in providing this
Availability and Pricing
The Dell Wireless Dock is available today worldwide for $249US.
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technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit www.dell.com.
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