Wi-Fi Alliance Ushers In Miracast Wireless Display Specification
If you're wondering, those devices will make use of a Wi-Fi connection to deliver audio and video content from one device to another, without cables or a connection to an existing Wi-Fi network. These devices connect directly, so you can do things like watch videos from a smartphone on a big screen television or share a laptop screen with the conference room projector to collaborate in real-time. Televisions, set-top boxes, notebooks, handsets and tablets are among the device types which will be certified. Certified products will also have implemented the Wi-Fi Display Specification, which will be published in August, and will have proven interoperability through testing at an authorized laboratory.
Naturally, we'll be looking forward to back-to-school and holiday season laptops that have this installed; WiDi could use a boost, and hopefully Miracast will be the catalyst required to kickstart interest in the mainstream.