Wi-Fi Alliance, the go-to association for certification of wireless LAN technologies, today announced the launch of its Miracast certification program.

For those unaware, Miracast is a new wireless display technology that allows users to "transmit" or stream video or other media content from one device to another quickly, easily, and wirelessly using Wi-Fi Direct. The technology essentially offers a mirrored display experience with low latency and responsiveness that's just what you'd hope for.

A major benefit of Miracast is that it is expected to become a standard used across a wide range of products from an even wider range of manufacturers. Wi-Fi Alliance estimates that "annual shipments of Miracast-certified devices will exceed one billion units within the next four years."

Of course, this number will include products packing NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip – you may remember that NVIDIA showed us just how well Tegra 3 will work with Miracast earlier this year:

With Miracast certification officially open, manufacturers will be able to start providing the technology to users through certified devices any time now.

While NVIDIA has not specifically commented on current device compatibility, devices including Samsung's Galaxy SIII and LG's upcoming Optimus G are already certified, with a handful of other devices in the wings. For the full press release, just hit the source link below.

Source: Wi-Fi Alliance PR