SANTA CLARA, CA – 26 JANUARY, 2012 – The Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) Consortium announced today that three products using WHDI technology have won prestigious CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Honoree Awards at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month in Las Vegas.
WHDI is the first and only standard that enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any device to any display. These three products honored at CES have utilized WHDI technology to change the living room experience with outstanding and consistent full-HD 1080p picture quality equivalent to wired HDMI™ cable, low latency, multi-room availability and low power consumption.
The three WHDI products featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase at CES 2012 are:
Atlona LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System
Atlona’s LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System allows home theater enthusiasts, gamers, laptop users, and more to connect multiple HDMI-based devices wirelessly to an HDTV or projector using WHDI technology. The LinkCast Wireless HD System won the prestigious CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Multi-room Audio/Video product category, given by top consumer technology manufactures, developers and trade experts. The LinkCast includes an A/V base station, one LinkCast System Expander and a remote control. Up to five devices can be wirelessly connected to one LinkCast Wireless HD System supporting pass through of up to 1080p and 3D.
IOGEAR Wireless HD 3D Media Kit
A CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Home Theater Audio/Video Accessories category, IOGEAR’s Wireless HD 3D Media Kit brings much-needed convenience and flexibility to wireless home entertainment and multi-room streaming. Now 3D or HD content can easily be sent to a second room or a single floating TV without the mess of cable runs or purchasing a second set of devices. With a WHDI-powered wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver, the Wireless HD 3D Media Kit is capable of connecting analog and digital devices and streaming Full HD 1080p with 3D support, along with 5.1 digital surround sound audio up to 100 feet away, through walls and ceilings.
Belkin ScreenCast TV Adapter for Intel® Wireless Display
The third CES Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Home Networking category is Belkin’s ScreenCast TV Adapter for Intel® Wireless Display, which enables viewing content from the laptop on the HDTV—wirelessly. It eliminates the need to crowd around a small laptop screen to share photos, stream HD videos, or watch Blu-ray™ movies with friends and family by wirelessly transferring personal or online content from any WIDI-enabled laptop to any HDTV with an available HDMI port.
Since 1976, the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards has given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. It's the place to see, touch, feel and understand the future of consumer technology.
WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) is the only viable option available for connecting the content on all HD devices to the TV. WHDI technology enables wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout the home with video rates of up to 1080p in the 5Ghz unlicensed band. WHDI surpasses competitive technologies by providing outstanding and consistent picture quality equivalent to wired HDMI™ cable, low latency, multi-room availability and low power consumption. For more information about WHDI, visit http://www.whdi.org/ or join the discussion on Facebook or Linked In. You can follow @WHDI on Twitter.
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