WirelessHD today announced it has completed the development of the first wireless specification for high-definition baseband video transmission and will present the format to Adopters in early 2008.
The organization is currently comprised of Intel, LG, Panasonic, NEC, Samsung, SiBEAM,Sony and Toshiba.
WirelessHD or WiHD?, is a wireless high definition digital interface standard operating in the unlicensed and globally available 60 GHz frequency band and represents the first consumer application of 60 GHz technology. It is suitable for a wide range of devices including televisions, HD disc players, set-top boxes, camcorders, gaming consoles, adapter products, as well as other source devices.
Completion of the WirelessHD specification enables CE manufacturers to focus on their WirelessHD-based product development efforts. WirelessHD?s 4 Gbps high-speed wireless digital interface and secure content protection technology ensures that future products developed based on the specification will provide consumers with a secure and quick way to connect, play, transmit and port their HD content among a wide range of devices. The specification also includes provisions for universal remote control of all WirelessHD compliant devices.
"The major motion picture studios are actively engaged in the development of innovative new solutions that give consumers greater flexibility and more choices for how and where they access and enjoy movies and television shows," said Jim Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
WirelessHD has commenced development of its compliance program and associated test specification plan. WirelessHD is also preparing a logo usage and license program that will permit consumers to properly recognize interoperable WirelessHD products.