WHDI chipsets now available from Amimon

Written by Phil Cogar

August 28, 2007 | 09:09

Tags: #hd

Companies: #amimon #whdi

A couple of years back, I had an idea to stream uncompressed video straight from a media device to a media display with no network or cables involved. Now it's just another one of those ideas that I've gotten beaten to the market on because Amimon has announced its Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI) chipsets that will make all of that possible.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not complaining because this is just such an awesome idea. Imagine being able to stream a movie from your computer or HD DVD/Blu-ray player straight to your monitor, TV, or even a portable display. That's just what Amimon's WHDI chipsets will allow you to do.

With WHDI chipsets in hand, CE manufacturers will now be able to offer consumers wireless HDTVs and other HD wireless video devices based on the WHDI standard,” said Noam Geri, vice president of marketing and business development at Animon. “Consumers should see initial WHDI-based products at the end of this year, with a wide variety of WHDI-based CE products available in 2008.”

This is one technology that you will possibly see in a broad spectrum of consumer electronic products such as LCD and Plasma HDTVs, DVD players (including HD DVD and Blu-ray players), game consoles, personal computers and many more.

Transfer rates up to 3Gbps with a distance of up to 30 metres through walls will offer a wireless HD video network between shared devices throughout your entire home. Such a high transfer rate will allow even uncompressed 1080p video to be seen at a wired-equivalent quality with no latency.

Home entertainment enthusiasts are asking for wireless HDTVs that can be hung on the wall without having to run cumbersome and unaesthetic audio/video wires,” said Roland Bohl, Loewe’s director of R&D. “Animon’s WHDI technology enables us to meet this demand while maintaining the high quality of HDTVs.”

If you'd like to see more on the technical specs of WHDI, you can get the technical overview and whitepapers directly from Amimon's website.

Are you excited about the prospects of eliminating even more wires from your A/V setup (we're all still waiting on that wireless power!)? Tell us just how going nearly wireless would effect your home theatre setups over in the forums or below in the comments section.
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