Panasonic is one of the leading players in the consumer electronic industry that has specialized in the manufacture of high quality smartphones as well as tablets. The latest news that is making headlines includes Panasonic working on a tablet that is expected to make use of WiGig support.
Wireless data transfer is one of the key areas that Panasonic is targeting in which speed is the key factor; Panasonic is working hard to ensure that the transmission be really quick than what the normal users would expect. This is where the significance of WiGig lies. With the inclusion of WiGig technology, users will now be able to transfer their DVD wirelessly in just a span of 60 seconds.
WiGig technology comes with an interesting history. WiGig is nothing but a multi-gigabit speed wireless communications technology that was in fact announced way back in 2009, where as it took them 2 years since then to think seriously of the significance of this technology that has the potential to make future more realistic than ever before.
Some of the key features that are expected to come with Panasonic WiGig tablet include;
60 GHz frequency band
Transmission rate of up to 7 Giga bit per second
One of Panasonic’s demonstrations of the WiGig technology in a tablet clearly shows the speed with which the photos as well as videos were transmitted to a set of displays that were mounted on the back of the car seats. The demo even showed Panasonic WiGig tablet transferring a full DVD video in less than a minute which is an absolutely stunning speed.
One of the greatest drawbacks that are expected to come with this Panasonic WiGig tablet is its limited range. At a time when Wi-Fi technology providing a maximum range of 10 to 30 meters as well as the Bluetooth technology at a maximum of ten meters range while transferring data, WiGig was able to provide its best effective speed just within a maximum of 3 meters.
In spite of these drawbacks, Panasonic is actively involved in developing WiGig enabled SD cards that is expected to be commercialized by next year as well as there are also increased possibilities of the WiGig capable phones also. But there is no official confirmation regarding these developments.
The extent to which the WiGig technology is going to be a success remains to be seen once the Panasonic WiGig tablet is released in to the international market.