Targets latency sensitive video and gaming applications in the $12.9B residential Wi-Fi market
May 22, 2019 – Ottawa, Canada & Atlanta, USA — Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (YFI; TSX.V)(OTCQB; KPIFF), the industry leader in innovative Wi-Fi Multi-Channel Single Radio (MCSRtm) technology, in joint development with CableLabs®, a non-profit innovation and R&D lab founded by members of the cable television industry, today announced the availability of Dual Channel Wi-Fi™ in public open source.
Developed jointly by CableLabs and Edgewater Wireless Systems, code to support Dual Channel Wi-Fi™ has been released into the OpenWrt repository and is available here.
A revolutionary approach to alleviating jittery video and laggy gaming experiences, Dual Channel Wi-Fi enables one or more downlink-only data channels in addition to a standard bi-directional channel. Compatible with all Wi-Fi releases, including Edgewater’s MCSR™, Dual Channel Wi-Fi unlocks unused spectrum to dramatically reduce contention and latency while increasing airtime utilization. Developed for various Access Points and client platforms, including set-top boxes, TVs and soon, gaming platforms and iPads, Dual Channel Wi-Fi can be implemented wherever traditional single-channel Wi-Fi struggles with contention – in residential and enterprise applications globally.
“Dual Channel Wi-Fi brilliantly addresses latency and utilizes Wi-Fi spectrum as never before. Implementing Dual Channel Wi-Fi using Spectrum Slicing on our patented Multi-Channel Single Radio (MCSR™), Edgewater Wireless can unlock under-used spectrum with concurrent in-band multi-channel,” said Eric Smith, VP Product of Edgewater Wireless. “When you can slice up the spectrum, as Edgewater Wireless does, your flexibility in deploying techniques like Dual Channel Wi-Fi are vast and very powerful in all Wi-Fi verticals, including the residential market.”
“Dual Channel is the start of a new revolution in the industry, and puts us at the forefront of this game changing innovation” said Andrew Skafel, President and CEO of Edgewater Wireless. “As a great follow-up to our participation in the CableLabs/UpRamp Fiterator, we’re excited to be part of this major development by the globally respected industry innovation engine, CableLabs. Applications like Dual Channel Wi-Fi open up opportunities for OEM/ODM and licensing with major global players for Edgewater and represent a major step forward.”
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