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Wisair Intros UWB-Based Wireless System To Give MacBook Pro Users A Desktop Experience

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Wisair is still fighting the good fight, doing their best to extend the reach of single-chip based UWB products in a world that is already enamored by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It's tough for up-and-coming wireless protocols to gain traction when so many standards are already seen as "mainstays," but getting some attention in the OS X space certainly can't hurt.

Announced this week, the Wireless USB DisplayDock Set solution for Mac OS allows Mac loyalists to experience the same wireless joys that have (up until now) been reserved for Windows-based users. The product will be offered by four OEMs by the end of March: Lenexpo (Atlona), Source R&D (Warpia) and Cables Unlimited in the USA and Olidata in Europe.

Naturally, the product will be making its public debut at MacWorld this month, and it will enable MacBook Pro users to easily connect their MacBook to their desktop environment, consisting of a monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse, with a single adapter that connects to a USB port on the MacBook. MacBook platforms do not have VGA or DVI connectors, which are the most common connectors in monitors and for a complete desktop environment, Mac users therefore need today to connect at least 4 cables/adapters: (1) a mini-Displayport or mini-DVI to VGA or DVI adapter cable (2) USB cable for the keyboard (3) USB cable for the mouse (4) yet another cable for the audio.

No price has been mentioned, but for MBP users lusting after a desktop experience, we suspect they'll pay just about anything within reason.


Wisair's Wireless USB DisplayDock solution allows Mac users to connectto a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers, via a single wireless linkwith a single adapter that connects to a USB port, available in ALLMacBook platforms. Bearing in mind that there are very limited dockingsolutions for MacBook platforms available today, this solution offers awhole new user experience with plug and play operation and enhancedconvenience.

User's Benefits:

  • Convenience– enjoy the MacBook mobility as well as the convenience of a largemonitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers while at home or at the office.
  • Complete - a single adapter that transfers everything (the video, audio and input devices), wirelessly.
  • Simplicity– does not require any network know-how or network configuration.Install the software once, plug in the MacBook adapter to a USB portavailable in ALL Mac platforms and go.
  • Performance – nodelay for keyboard, mouse or audio and crisp and clear images deliveredwith fast and reliable Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radio and Wireless USBprotocol.
  • Security - pre-paired adapters to ensure secure transmissions over a 128 bit encrypted link.

Wireless USB Solutions Key Features:  

  • Point to point wireless connectivity based on reliable UWB radio link.
  • Universalsolution for MacBook platforms with an adapter that connects to asingle USB port available in ALL Mac platforms, for audio, video,keyboard and mouse.
  • Connectivity from anywhere in the room, with distances of up to 30 ft.
  • Pre-paired adapters for hassle-free, plug and play operation.
  • Highspeed connectivity that does not load the WiFi network in the office orat home and does not degrade its performance, for simultaneousoperation and display of Internet content.
  • Wireless audio and video (up to 1440x1050 screen resolution).
  • Mac Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6) OS support.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Feb 10 2010 12:26 PM

I am a PC user because of this really. So when I look at anything MAC I just see the limitations which are multiple here. Why would a rational person want to use a system they can do noting to at all hardware wise. This is not to mention that it can only use software specifically for a MAC, or through an adapted Operating System. I just don't get it, of course I also don't get why MAC does not just release there Software (OS here), enabled to work on any computer. I would like to see where that would end up and how it would change things in the general PC market.

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ddayjason replied on Wed, Mar 17 2010 5:18 PM

mac can run windows OS beautifully. Can PC do the reverse?

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