Posted Tue Feb 9, 2010 at 09:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The new tech and high data rate mean that Sony TVs are going wireless, but not in the way you might think.
Sony announced today that they’ve created a new wireless technology capable of sending data at eleven gigabits per second over short ranges. Very short ranges, in fact.
The new tech is able to shoot data up to a distance of fourteen millimeters through the air at an incredibly fast rate. That’s not far enough to do us much good for sending wireless video or even connecting our Blu-ray players and our TVs, but Sony says the new tech isn’t made for external use.
By utilizing this wireless technology, Sony says they’ll be able to make televisions slimmer and cheaper than ever before. Wireless transmissions improve the life of the product too, according to Sony’s press release. “Because the data transfer occurs without contact, this enhances the reliability of movable and detachable parts within the product.”
The press release also states that a range of 50mm can be achieved with high directivity antennas. Since the antenna and receiver are so close together, it seems unlikely that interference could be a problem.
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