The USB released a standard called Media Agnostic USB at IDF last month. The standard essentially creates a class driver specification, a software level specification so that you use USB protocols to send data over any media.
Any media in this case is targeted at wireless standards WiFi and WiGig. Since it’s agnostic, the same class drivers could be used for Ethernet cables, or fiber optics, or possible really long licorice ropes.
Okay, maybe not long licorice ropes. Unless they have the right sugar content and shade of red.
The agnostic means you could even use a Firewire, DVI, or HDMI cable. (I’m not advocating those, I’m just saying you could use them).
We shot a video of Jeff Ravencraft explaining the standard. I will add it later, or maybe in a separate post.
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