Dell Announces First WiGig Based Wireless Dock

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Dell has announced the availability of the Dell Wireless Dock, a docking solution that uses WiGig, a wireless connection technology based on the new 802.11ad wireless standard that can theoretically hit speeds of up to 7Gbps.


The dock is one of the first usable product that supports WiGig and is compatible with the Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, which was one of the first laptops to include a WiGig chip. Up until now, that computer had no other WiGig products to connect to.

The Dell Wireless Dock is designed for use in offices, meeting rooms and classrooms, and can eliminate cord clutter by connecting to displays, projectors, networks, speakers and other peripheral devices.  The dock supports up to two external displays with DisplayPort and HDMI, has three USB 3.0 ports and an audio in/out port for voice over IP at speeds up to 4.6 gigabits per second, according to the company. The dock can be managed with the Dell Connection Manager, which supports both WiGig and Wireless LAN settings.

The Wireless Dock is priced at $270 when purchased alone, but costs $187 when purchased with a Dell Latitude 6430u, at the time of this writing.



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