Ralink Selected for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control Test Bed

TAIWAN, Hsinchu - 15 May 2012 – MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today applauded the introduction of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control program and announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ralink Technology, was selected to be in the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control test bed as the benchmark for advanced Wi-Fi performance and interoperability. Anticipated as a step forward in Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control provides bandwidth management tools to optimize the delivery of voice and video traffic in mixed Wi-Fi networking environments.

"We congratulate Ralink on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control test bed," said Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa. "Ralink’s participation in the development of this program has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification for this program."

Ralink’s role in developing the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control program includes early involvement in proposing fundamental elements of the underlying specifications, driving interoperability testing, and contributing proposals and insights that make the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control program suitable for next generation enterprise-grade Wi-Fi connectivity. From the first 802.11n single chip router-on-a-chip, to the first single chip Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth combo solution with industry leading performance for mobile PCs, to the industry’s first 3x3 802.11n dual band single chips with beam forming technology, Ralink has led in many areas of technical innovation and plays a crucial role in driving the market towards the new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control program.

Further testimony to the preeminence of Ralink’s solutions is the prominent inclusion of multiple Ralink devices in the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control interoperability test bed. Ralink’s RT3800PDAP3 Wireless Access Point and MIMObility 802.11n Reference Design were selected for their unparalleled combination of performance, efficiency, and reliability as the benchmark leader for a range of interoperability tests.

"The ability of Wi-Fi devices to give priority to voice packets over data packets, optimizing performance in mixed traffic environments where heavy data, voice and video traffic co-exist exponentially increases the value of Wi-Fi for the new generation of hyper-connected devices" said SR Tsai, General Manager of Wireless Connectivity & Networking BU at MediaTek. "MediaTek’s industry leadership in performance, integration, efficiency and reliability can now bring the powerful new capabilities of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control to the widest possible range of connected CE devices."

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