Westinghouse today unveiled the world’s first fully integrated wireless HDTV. The high-definition LCD TV features integrated CWave UWB Wireless HDMI technology from and Pulse~LINK, a UWB semiconductor company. The new wireless LCD HDTV will be on display for the first time at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Westinghouse Digital Wireless HDMI HDTV is planned for initial commercial release to the B2B digital signage market in Q2 2008 — but consumers will get their hands on it shortly thereafter. CWave HDMI products offer real-time visually lossless wireless streaming of high quality audio and video content between entertainment source devices and HDTV displays. With the integration of CWave Wireless HDMI, digital display products can be mounted anywhere in the room without needing to run data cabling from the TV to the content source, such as a DVR, Blu-ray or HD DVD player, or a live cable or satellite feed. Video data is encoded using the JPEG2000 video codec, the same codec used by movie theaters for “Digital Cinema,” providing a secure high quality HD experience. Pulse-LINK’s Wireless HDMI solution is engineered to be equivalent in both content protection and visual experience to a wired HDMI connection.
“HDMI digital transport provides the full HD resolution our customers expect and we are extremely impressed with the performance and capabilities of Pulse~LINK’s Wireless HDMI solution. The fact that it is fully integrated into our HDTV display is unprecedented in the industry and will certainly raise expectations for high quality ready to mount wall display products in the marketplace,” said John Araki, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Business Unit, at Westinghouse Digital Electronics.
Pulse~LINK recently announced that its FCC Certified CWave UWB chipset was validated in independent testing to be the world’s fastest commercially available wireless networking technology. A comprehensive test of UWB products, conducted by octoScope, showed CWave’s 1.35 Gbps over-the-air signaling rate delivering 890 Mbps application layer throughput — faster than any other wireless product currently available. Wireless range was also impressive in the test report- with CWave surpassing 500 Mbps at 8 feet and more than 115 Mbps up to 40 feet, at which point they ran out of space in the test facility.
Pulse~LINK was the first company to demonstrate Wireless HDMI, in 2005.