LG Uses AMIMON for Wireless HDTVs, WHDI Makes a Splash at CES

whdi_connected_homeLG says its new Wireless Ready TV product line and Wireless HDTV accessories are based on AMIMON’s Wireless 1080p Solution. LG’s wireless HDTVs are powered by AMIMON’s second generation chipset, AMN2120/2220, which provides high-quality wireless 1080p 60Hz in the 5GHz unlicensed band in the room and in between rooms through walls to create a fully connected home. AMIMON and LG are two of the promoting companies for Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI).

WHDI, based on AMIMON’s video-modem technology, was selected as a CES Innovations 2010 “Design and Engineering Award” honoree in the “Enabling Technologies” product category. WHDI has been picking up speed at CES, brining on even more promoters, contributors and adopters of the technology. WHDI LLC, the organization responsible for managing and licensing the WHDI standard, says this technology delivers the wireless, multi-room distribution of high-quality HD video (full 1080p/60Hz HD with Deep Color at a distance of 100 feet and through walls), enabling consumers to build a wireless HD network connecting HD sources (STBs, Blu-ray players, PCs, mobile devices, game players, etc.) to TVs around the home.

“The release of the WHDI specification, and addition of key CE companies are key steps toward enabling a WHDI ecosystem,” said Noam Geri, vice president of marketing and business development for AMIMON, Ltd. “We anticipate that WHDI based products will begin hitting the market in Q3 2010.”

The company says WHDI has gained a surprising amount of support from fellow technology buffs. The WHDI LLC will be demonstrating the WHDI standard at CES this week, along with LG and AMIMON.

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