New Wi-Fi Direct Gets Peer-to-Peer Connections

I’m thinking this type of connection could make for some cool sideshow devices. Maybe even a better standard for Home Automation device. Forget the X10 and ZigBee stuff.



My take: This is great news. Wi-Fi has been hugely successful in helping build home and business networks, but peer-to-peer connectivity has been lacking. Either Bluetooth 3.0 or Wi-Fi Direct should be able to help. It will be interesting to see how the market shakes out. I am betting on Wi-Fi Direct.