Dell announced the availability of the Dell Wireless Dock, what the company is calling an industry first as the only docking solution based on the multi-gigabit tri-band Wi-Fi standard (WiGig).
The product is compatible with the Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook. Dell says the new WiGig standard could begin a new era in mainstream wireless connectivity with speeds up to 10 times that of today’s fastest Wi-Fi networks.
The WiGig dock is designed for use in offices, meeting rooms and classrooms. It connects to displays, projectors, networks, speakers and other peripherals. 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 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 managed with the updated Dell Connection Manager that now supports both WiGig and Wireless LAN settings.
The Dell Wireless Dock supports cable-free transitions between multiple presenters. An adapter is available for VGA-based infrastructures and an Ethernet connector helps ensure dedicated, stable bandwidth for fast data transfers and communication with remote locations. Additionally, the Dell Wireless Dock has the same level of usability and integration as the current Latitude E Series Docking Stations with remotely access, monitoring and configuration for business class control.
According to Dell, this product has 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. WiGig offers the same level of security and manageability as today’s WLAN technologies. WiGig is powered by a 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets developed by Wilocity and brought to the Dell Latitude 6430u by Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
The Dell Wireless Dock is available in Canada on February 28, 2013 for $249.