Why Distributed Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Mesh) is a Key to Smarter Homes
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What do customers really care about, when talking about Wi-Fi, or more in general when they are using their smartphone/laptop and/or laptop/computer? Good, high speed, seamless coverage for multiple users in the home or in the office. Customers do not care about technologies, reliable connection is what counts: uninterrupted video, clicking on a website and getting a response.
The smart home basic concept is centered around distributed Wi-Fi, using a one pod per room infrastructure. Distributed Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Mesh) is the ultimate solution for full home coverage, combining high data rate and high capacity for demanding applications and ultra-low power technology for sensor networks supporting multiple wireless communication standards. This infra-structure will naturally pave the way for .11ax, .11ad and .11.
Cees Links was the founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, which is now part of Qorvo. Under his responsibility, the first wireless LANs were developed, ultimately becoming household technology integrated into PCs and notebooks. He also pioneered the development of access points, home networking routers, and hotspot base stations. He was involved in the establishment of the IEEE 802.11 standardization committee and the Wi-Fi Alliance. He was also instrumental in establishing the IEEE 802.15 standardization committee to become the basis for the Zigbee® sense and control networking. Since GreenPeak was acquired by Qorvo, Cees has become the General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity Business Unit. He was recognized as Wi-Fi pioneer with the Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement award.