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Marvell Now a Member of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS Program

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August 27, 2012

Marvell Now a Member of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS Program

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor


Marvell (News - Alert), a company providing storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, recently announced it is now a member of Wi-Fi Alliance’s (News - Alert) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS test bed program. Marvell will work toward integrating TDLS into wireless devices.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS devices implement technology enabling them to link directly to one another when connected to a traditional Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS devices can set up secure links and transfer data directly between them. TDLS-linked devices benefit from an optimized connection to do things such as streaming video or synching systems, without burdening the network as a whole. Two TDLS devices automatically use their highest common performance and security features, regardless of the feature level supported by the network. TVs, smartphones, cameras, printers, PCs, projectors and gaming devices, for example, can connect directly to each other to transfer content and share applications quickly and easily.

"Marvell is dedicated to working with associations like the Wi-Fi Alliance to develop industry-wide standards that improve wireless performance, accelerating consumer adoption of Wi-Fi technologies in the home," said Bart Giordano, director of wireless marketing at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS program will significantly reduce the complexity required to set up and manage networked devices, simplifying consumers' experience in creating a truly connected home. Marvell is proud to be a part of this program and our investment in TDLS technology, which is implemented across our Avastar family of wireless chips, is clear testimony to our commitment to enabling an always on, always connected lifestyle."

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS, or Tunneled Direct Link Setup, is a certification program for devices implementing technology enabling them to connect directly to one another after they have joined a traditional Wi-Fi network. Products bearing the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED TDLS designation can set up secure links with each other and transfer data directly between them. TVs, smartphones, cameras, printers, PCs, projectors, and gaming devices, for example, will be able to connect directly to each other to transfer content and share applications quickly and easily.

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