GainSpan’s GS1500M Module Achieves Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct™ Certification
San Jose, CA – June 18, 2012 -- GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi® connectivity for the Internet of Things, announced its low power GS1500M 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi module has achieved Wi-Fi Direct certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Wi-Fi Direct enables devices to communicate directly with each other without having to connect first to an access point and be part of a traditional Wi-Fi network, thus enabling many new wireless device-to-device applications and usage models.
With a GS1500M Wi-Fi device and underlying Wi-Fi Direct mechanism, you can, for example, discover and connect a camera to a printer, a sensor to a display or a remote controlled device to one or more smartphones, all with no requirement for an access point. Additionally, you can connect several devices at once, in a one-to-many configuration. This makes it simple to print, display or share content with multiple devices in a peer-to-peer relationship, even in the absence of a Wi-Fi access point. Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to automatically discover, negotiate and connect with other devices in the vicinity, without user intervention. With Wi-Fi certified technology, users get industry-standard interoperability and security.
Wi-Fi Direct extends the GS1500M module’s mode of operations which already includes Limited Access Point (Limited AP mode), and Client of an existing infrastructure network (Client/Station Mode). With Limited AP mode, GainSpan offers the capability to act as a soft access point connecting several Wi-Fi client devices... view full release attached.
The GS1500M FeaturesGainSpan’s GS1500M is a high-performance 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi module that provides for easy integration with most 8-32 bit microcontroller (MCU) based solutions, enabling embedded designers to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity – through a serial interface and using AT commands. It has advanced networking features and services not readily available with other Wi-Fi modules including enterprise security, embedded servers (HTTP, DHCP and DNS servers), service and device discovery (mDNS and DNS/SD), XML parsing, and over the air firmware upgrades.
About GainSpan CorporationGainSpan is the leading semiconductor solutions company in low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things. Its easy-to-use system-on-chip (SoC), modules and software let customers leverage the large installed base of Wi-Fi access points and smartphones to create connected products for healthcare, smart energy and control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets. The solutions feature an ultra-low power SoC that consumes a few µA of standby current and goes from standby to active mode in a few ms.
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