If you've been keeping an eye on the tech product introductions of late,
you may have noticed a trend. Wireless HD streaming. It's everywhere,
and it's expanding still. Amimon is a name that is a staple of this
industry, but due to product costs, they haven't had a huge push in the
consumer market. High-end A/V installers have known about their wireless
solutions for some time, but the company's newest product is heading
right down main street.
Stick is a simple HDMI stick with a WHDI wireless streaming
module within (it uses USB for power). It connects to your PC's HDMI output, and then transmits wireless HD
signals to any number of receivers. Right now, Amimon
believes that the
stick will be integrated with products shipping in 2011, and it will be
offered as a standalone product or as part of a transmitter-receiver
set. The WHDI Stick
users to wirelessly view all of their tablet or notebook/netbook
their TVs, and with less than 1ms of lag, you shouldn't notice any
stuttering while watching on the big screen.
It also allows for HDCP 2.0 copy production so that Blu-ray Discs can be
shown via this stick. It's a true plug-n-play product, with no
installation needed and it is OS independent. The WHDI Stick will
transmit the PC screen directly to
TVs embedded with WHDI or to any TV using a WHDI receiver adapter that
to the TV via HDMI. No pricing information is available yet, and
probably won't be until products start shipping in 2011.
AMIMON Unveils the WHDI Stick for Easy Wireless PC to TV Connectivity
Compact WHDI Stick Wirelessly Brings All PC and Tablet Content and Games to the HDTV
Santa Clara, Calif. & Tokyo, Japan – October 5, 2010 – AMIMON, the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions announced today the WHDI Stick™. The WHDI Stick is a new product design that showcases the slim PC-to-TV products that CE manufacturers will bring to market in 2011. The WHDI Stick products will be offered as a transmitter-receiver set; WHDI Stick transmitters will be also offered separately. Based on AMIMON’s AMN2120 WHDI Tx IC, the WHDI Stick products will be compliant with the WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) standard.
The WHDI Stick enables users to wirelessly view all of their tablet or notebook/netbook content on their TVs without the limitations of other solutions. With virtually no latency (less than one millisecond) users can now play their PC games and interactive content on the “big screen.” In addition to all other content, WHDI security and HDCP 2.0 copy protection allow the WHDI Stick to bring Blu-ray movies and other copy-protected content to the HDTV.
The WHDI Stick is a true plug-n-play product, no installation is needed and it is OS independent. The WHDI Stick is the smallest WHDI product design to date. The 3.2x1.18x.61 inch (81.3x29.9x15.5 mm) transmitter plugs in directly to the HDMI port of the notebook/netbook and is powered by the USB port. The WHDI Stick will transmit the PC screen directly to TVs embedded with WHDI or to any TV using a WHDI receiver adapter that connects to the TV via HDMI.
“The WHDI Stick showcases the advantages of WHDI: high image quality, low latency, low power and low cost, all in one compact design,” said Uri Kanonich senior director of product management for AMIMON. “WHDI is the only technology that can enable such a small adapter that allows consumers to view and experience all of their PC content on their TV with perfect picture quality and no-latency.”
AMIMON will be demonstrating the WHDI Stick at the CEATEC consumer electronics show in Tokyo, Japan.
The WHDI standard delivers the highest image quality in-room and multi-room HD wireless link, including uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video. WHDI utilizes a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band. WHDI includes support for all 3D formats required by the HDMI™ 1.4a specification and range of over 100 feet, through walls. WHDI supports HDCP revision 2.0, providing superior security and digital content protection, and full compatibility with HDMI.
Multiple products using WHDI technology are already available in the market by top TV, PC and accessory OEMs. The WHDI Stick will speed the growth of the WHDI market as more and more consumers conveniently connect their PC to their HDTV with WHDI.
AMIMON is a leading provider of wireless high-definition video semiconductor solutions for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON is a founding member of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium formed by leading CE companies to define a new industry standard for in-room and multi-room wireless HDTV connectivity.
AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China. More information is available at www.amimon.com and www.whdi.org.