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StarTech.com Announces WiGig Docking Station

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    StarTech.com will be releasing one of the first universal docking stations using Intel’s Wireless Gigabit technology later this year. Targeting early adopters, the new docking station sits between a laptop and WiGig peripherals, providing a fast connection over the 60 GHz spectrum to displays, for example, that support the latest wireless technology.

    The docking station will also include a USB-C port as an alternative connection to the WiGig feature, as well as HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and audio connections.

    More WiGig products are expected to show up next year, however StarTech’s WiGig docking station will be available as early as Q4 2016. Pricing was not announced.
     
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  2. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    I recall at an IEEE 802 plenary session (this is where all the various 802 working groups meet - from .11 to .15 to .whatever), and speaking with a guy from Dell - this was one of the application/use cases for 802.11ad...

    That was back in 2009 - nice to see it reach fruition as a realized product...
     
  3. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    my only hatred of docking stations is that most do not include PCIe slots or even thunderbolt.
     
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    But most include USB3 - which qualifies as "good enough"

    :)
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Dell had had a WiGig dock for a few years now.
     
  6. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Yep, the D5000 was released summer of 2013 - bit spendy at 249USD

    PCWorld has a good review on it..
     
  7. RMerlin

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    Probably for bandwidth reasons.

    With USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 2, this opens up the door to docking station that can be fed with a lot of extra bandwidth for additional applications.