This week in Santa Clara, Calif., members of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) are testing multi-gigabit wireless WiGig technology in real-world conditions. The second WiGig Plugfest will run for four days and will establish the basis for future interoperability of different products, signaling the imminent transition of ultra-fast 60GHz WiGig networking into actual products realized on the market. The Plugfest is being organized in collaboration with UL CCS and assisted by MET Labs, two of the world’s leading independent compliance, testing and certification houses engaged with the WiGig Alliance. Key test instrumentation for the Plugfest is being provided by Agilent Technologies and Rohde and Schwarz…The International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) notes its recent SuperOp! 2012 showed “customers of multi-screen telepresence systems that they can interconnect multi-vendor installations together today.” This year’s testing covered equipment and service interoperability on combinations of IP, 3G and LTE networks plus a range of technologies, including HD videoconferencing, TIP, telepresence, MPEG DASH, HTTP Live Streaming and traditional 3GPP RTSP Streaming as well as SIP-based and H.323-based videoconferencing systems. For the first time, iPad and Android videoconferencing and telepresence clients were included in the SuperConnect. Sponsors included Cisco, Polycom and Vidyo…New York City Ethernet provider Optimum Lightpath gave Sea Tow Services International Inc. its 2012 "Customer Innovator of the Year" award. ?