Powered by AMIMON’s WHDI technology, the Belkin solution will wirelessly connect HD sources and HDTVs throughout the home
Santa Clara, Calif.– January 3, 2008 — AMIMON Inc., an emerging leader in semiconductor technology for wireless transmission of high-definition (HD) video, has partnered with Belkin International, Inc., a global leader in connectivity solutions, to demonstrate wireless HDTV connectivity at the 2008 International CES event, which runs January 7-10, 2008 in Las Vegas. The forthcoming Belkin product will be built upon the innovative Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI) technology from AMIMON.
At CES, attendees and exhibitors can experience the Belkin solution wirelessly distributing HD content between HD video source devices such as Blu-Ray DVD players and HDTVs via WHDI links. The Belkin product will showcase WHDI’s ability to deliver uncompressed HD video to HD displays from CE devices throughout the home. AMIMON’s WHDI technology achieves the same quality consumers currently enjoy with wired HD video inputs, including HDMI, DVI and component video.
Interested parties are invited to see AMIMON’s WHDI technology at the Belkin booth, No. 30368 at South Hall 3. Demonstrations based on AMIMON’s WHDI technology can be viewed at various locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center as well as at AMIMON’s suite, No. 23117 at the Las Vegas Hilton (to coordinate a demonstration, e-mail email@example.com).
“Belkin is committed to delivering well-designed and easy-to-use products that seamlessly integrate technology into your lifestyle,” said Hanoz Gandhi, director of product management for Belkin. “WHDI is the only technology we’ve seen capable of wirelessly delivering flawless uncompressed HD video streams over a long range. This was key in our decision to integrate AMIMON’s technology.”
“WHDI is setting a new standard for wireless HDTV connectivity that signifies a new era of the digital home entertainment experience,” said Noam Geri, AMIMON’s vice president of marketing and business development. “In 2008, consumers can expect a full range of WHDI-based products to be available by several leading manufacturers, including TVs and projectors embedded with WHDI, and aftermarket WHDI video accessories lead by Belkin’s wireless HD solution.”
WHDI-based products will enable a new level of entertainment experience; consumers are now free to wirelessly distribute HD video content anywhere around the home:
Multimedia PC: From the PC in the office to the wireless HDTV in the living room
Gaming: From the gaming console in the kids’ room to the projector in the basement
Home Theater: From the media server in the closet to every HDTV in the home
Lifestyle: From the DVR in the master bedroom to the Wireless HDTV in front of the treadmill in the garage
WHDI video-modem technology enables robust wireless transmission in the 5GHz unlicensed band of uncompressed HD video. WHDI has been demonstrated at ranges of up to 100 feet through walls, with quality equivalent to that achieved with an HDMI wire and with latency of less than one millisecond.
AMIMON is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering wireless uncompressed high-definition video for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON’s uncompressed Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI) allows flat-panel televisions and multimedia projectors to wirelessly interface to all HDTV video sources in the home at a quality equivalent to that achieved with wired interfaces such as component video, DVI and HDMI.
The company is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA, and Tokyo, Japan. More information is available at www.AMIMON.com.
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater–with our PureAV line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories–and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at www.belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
Belkin’s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe–in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others–and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
WHDI is a trademark of AMIMON, Ltd. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.
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