Items tagged with UWB

Atlona has been making accessories and adapters for years, but by and large it has remained a pretty low-key name. The new wireless USB to HDMI or VGA adapter, however, looks to really put the company on the map. It's easily one of the most useful adapters we've seen in quite some time, enabling users to send both video and audio signals from a USB-enabled computer to an HDMI/VGA-equipped display without any wires. Just think--you can send the movie on your laptop to your wall-mounted HDTV without any wires in-between. Not a bad setup, huh? Earlier in the year, Atlona unveiled an adapter by the same name, but one major problem was called out almost immediately: it didn't support audio. Basically,... Read more...
Earlier this month, UWB mainstay TZero closed its doors, leaving the once hopeful format in limbo. One of the few ultra wideband supporters still hanging around is Staccato Communications, and not surprisingly, its CEO is stepping up to address the overall situation and assure the general public that the wireless format it supports is far from dead.In a long-winded note (posted in full below) from the desk of Marty Colombatto, he frankly states that "to conclude that 'UWB is dead' is a gross misinterpretation of recent events and ignores the lessons of relevant history." You see, UWB is a wireless format that was destined for products such as wireless input peripherals and possibly even wireless... Read more...
It's a sad day, friends. Or, a happy day, if you're a devout supporter of AMIMON's WHDI technology. For those who have been following the ultra-wideband protocol -- which was sparsely used in a variety of wireless HD and wireless peripheral-related products -- you'd know that TZero was pretty much the only company still keeping it alive. Late last year, both Intel and WiQuest (who were both big supporters early on, by the way) pulled out, leaving the UWB format in limbo. Now, sources are reportedly confirming that TZero Technologies has "shut down operations," and without it doing business, it's a giant question as to who -- if anyone -- will be willing to pick up the ultra-wideband pieces and... Read more...