New USB Standard Allows Tablets To Wirelessly Connect With PCs

Time for some real innovation, then! In their quest for a world without wires, tablet makers are gearing up to include a new USB standard in their slates that will allow connection with PCs wirelessly.

No more physically connecting USB cables to pair the two devices.

According to this report, an exciting new USB standard has been developed that allows for high-speed wireless communication between tablets and PCs. Dubbed Media Agnostic USB, this technology can be used to transfer files from one device to another without the hassle of wires.

Not sold on the name, personally. Media Agnostic USB? Seriously?

Anyway, this new standard acts like a bridge between devices and docking stations allowing communication via the USB protocol, without a physical USB chord. And it offers universal compatibility.

It supports WiFi (2.6GHz and 5GHz bands), WiGi (60 GHz) and WiMedia UWB radios (3.1GHz all the way to 10.6GHz). No limitations on the USB technology either, with support for USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and even the widely supported USB 2.0.

All WiFi devices are supported, and the only thing you need is a driver update for your operating system.

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