WirelessHD in version 2.0
Written by Benoit Lamamy
Published on January 6, 2010
While the best known wireless data transmission standard by far is WiFi, it isn’t the only one. Among other standards living in its shadow is WirelessHD. With support from some of the big names in the audiovisual world (Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony etc), it was designed in 2008 for transmission of audio and video content between peripherals (Blu-Ray player/TV).
Version 2.0 of the standard has just come out with its lot of improvements. The WirelessHD Consortium has also announced compatability of the standard with 3D content, HDCP 2.0 content protection and 4K resolution support, currently called QuadHD. Maximum speeds supported are up from 4 Gbps to 28 Gbps and streaming functions have also been added.
The 60 GHz specification used by the standard has only been authorised in Europe for wireless connectivity for a few months and will be backwards compatible with those products using WirelessHD 1.0. Interesting on paper then but may well be stymied with electromagnetic pollution now in question.
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