We all know the world is gravitating to wireless. The only real question is this: "When's wireless power going to get serious?" Well, that and the other one: when is 1080p wireless streaming going to be ubiquitous? A few companies have tried out video streaming solutions, with Intel's WiDi and Apple's AirPlay being two major players on the consumer front. But in the high-end home cinema market, there's a name that keeps popping up: AMIMON. The company's chips have powered quite a few new wireless streaming devices over the years, and now it's looking to branch out. The entity, which founded the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard, just announced that it'll add to its portfolio the ability to license its IP and technology to semiconductor and consumer electronics brands. The technology is used in WHDI consumer products today to wirelessly transmit the highest quality HD content throughout the home, and now, other companies can pay a fee to embed that kind of tech right into their gear. Not too bad!
Amimon continues to add new features and improvements over those currently found in WHDI, such as support for video rates up to 4Kx2K, multicast, advanced control links, and increased range. The licensed technology from AMIMON will enable wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV in multiple rooms while surpassing competitive technology with consistent picture quality equivalent to a wired HDMI cable. Other aspects of the new IP include lower latency, a two-way data link in parallel with the video, and lower power consumption.
There's no clear word yet on which companies will be taking AMIMON up on its offer, but hopefully it'll enable more and more companies to jump into the wireless streaming game with far less up-front investment, research and overhead.