Unlike, well, pretty much everyone, I have had a WHDI device in my house for much of the year. What is it? WHDI is wireless HD video streaming and it is brilliant. Now I’ve been in contact with the Wireless Home Digital Interface people for quite some time, since CES maybe in January. Admittedly, the product I have is somewhat rudimentary and I can think of a dozen things to make it better. But now, you don’t have to worry about any of that since WHDI put together a list of everything available on the market presently.
What is WHDI?
WHDI revolutionizes the home multimedia experience by wirelessly delivering interactive HD video from any device to any display. It gives consumers convenience and flexibility to connect HDTVs wirelessly to video sources such as Notebooks, Mobile Phones, Set-top boxes and Blu-ray players. The technology enables wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout the home with video rates of up to 1080p in the 5Ghz unlicensed band.
WHDI Consortium was formed by Amimon, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and LG Electronics.
The great thing about these products is that a source, like your computer, can be in a completely different room and the devices wirelessly transmit the HD video to whatever display you have the receiver hooked up to. In my case it’s the computer and the digital projector. I’m hoping to cut down on cabling overall to the projector soon and want to get a couple transmitters that can all connect to the receiver and then I can just switch the input on that and that’s 2 less cables I need to run halfway cross the room.
The WHDI Standard Compatible Products on the Market
|WHDI-Enabled Features||Technical Specs|
|SlingItPowerColor, established by Tul Corporation in 1997, is a graphics industry leading brand name well known for its outstanding performance and innovative technology.|
|Galaxy WHDI Stickis the world’s 2nd largest PC graphic card. The company has invested greatly in expanding its presence in the WHDI market.|
|HP Wireless TV Connect2HP is the largest PC company in the world.|
|Belkin – ScreenCast AV 4Belkin is a world leader in wireless and audio-video accessories. Belkin products are sold worldwide and have become the standard for quality communication accessories.|
|IO DataWTR-HDAV/A – IO Data is the leading provider of accessories to the Japanese market.|
|ASUS WAVIASUS is a global technology leader in the digital era. It is the world’s top three consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards.|