Next Generation WirelessHD is Now Available

WirelessHD 1.1 Now AvailableThe first and largest 60 GHz initiative worldwide wireless standard that provides lossless wireless A/V support, WirelessHDConsortium, announced today that the WirelessHD 1.1 specification which was announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show is now available.

The WirelessHD 1.1 is a next generation WirelessHD specification that enables HDTVs, Blu-ray Players, Personal Computers and portable devices to transmit, share and Display content in billions of colors with stunning vividness and accuracy. Then Next-gen WirelessHD specification also allows you to transfer large multi-gigabyte media files among a variety of devices.

The WirelessHD Specification is the standard wireless digital interface for HD electronics, and is currently supported by over forty-five leaders in the global technology industry. Products that are going to implement the new WirelessHD 1.1 Specification will be also compatible to those products which are using the old WirelessHD 1.0 Technology.

The Updates of the new WirelessHD 1.1 specification includes:

* An Optimized Architecture that handles multi-gigabit data rates for A/V streaming and file transfer.
* High Data Rates up to 10 – 28 Gbps.
* 3D over WirelessHD, which will define common 3D formats and resolutions for those devices that are WirelessHD enabled.
* 4K Resolution Support, which will enable the devices to support High Definition resolutions four times beyond that of 1080p.    
* WPAN Data support, which provides for IP connectivity for internet access and networking of WirelessHD devices.
* Portable Device Support – Extended scalability of the WirelessHD technology to support lossless video streaming in portable devices with low power including portable players, netbooks and smartphones.
* HDCP 2.0 Content protection over WirelessHD.

Chairman of the WirelessHD Consortium, John Marshall, said that they are pleased to bring an outstanding second generation specification to the market with significant feature enhancements and power efficiencies. He also stated that enhanced video support and added data support makes the WirelessHD technology the best options for wireless video are networking (WVAN) and wireless personal area networking (WPAN) applications.

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