A new certification programme for products utilising Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) has been launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The non-profit organisation claims that the programme will improve how web devices link up with each other after both accessing a wireless network. This means that activities such as media streaming, data back-up and transferring files should become easier than ever for those using certified products.
The certification programme will be available for all sorts of wireless devices from smartphones and tablets to projectors or gaming devices. Consumers won't need to buy a new access point for TDLS to work on their wireless devices.
Pcadvisor.co.uk reports that certified products will be able to operate over a 802.11 network, as well as lower standards of network.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has selected manufacturing company Marvell to collaborate on integration of TDLS standards into wireless devices.
In an interview with sacbee.com, the firm's director of wireless marketing, Bart Giordano, appeared confident that the new standard would make life easier for everyone using Wi-Fi technology. He said: "Marvell is dedicated to working with associations like the Wi-Fi Alliance to develop industry-wide standards that improve wireless performance, accelerating consumer adoption of Wi-Fi technologies.
"The Wi-Fi Certified TDLS program will significantly reduce the complexity required to set up and manage networked devices, simplifying consumers' experience."