The quest for a wireless high definition solution may be at an end, as WHDI LLC has announced the adoption of the WHDI standard.
Wireless HDMI was shown at CES in 2005, and boy did we get excited. At CES 2006, things moved forward a bit, and we were told that wireless HD connections were just around the corner. In 2007, we got the ‘just around the corner’ story again, and the same goes for 2008 and 2009. Forgive us then, if we’re a bit jaded.
It’s hard not to get that glimmer of excitement though, especially since unlike other efforts which were spearheaded by a single manufacturer, WHDI is a standard backed by companies like Samsung, Sony, Sharp, LG, and Motorola.
The new standard, which is expected to be baked into electronics as early as next year, supports data rates of up to 3Gbps. The range is stated to be greater than a hundred feet while still retaining a latency of less than one millisecond.
Setting up a new television by simply plugging in the power without having to worry about other cabling issues is certainly an alluring concept. We’ll certainly be looking forward to a demonstration at CES 2010.
Source: WHDI LLC