WirelessHD is a Consortium of 47 members from around the planet, including technology leaders in consumer electronics, personal computing and semiconductor markets, which has now applied to the new standard of wireless connectivity, the one that I presented to you earlier
. The 60 GHz wireless standard has the advantage of being able to provide lossless A/V streaming.
“We’re pleased to bring an outstanding second generation specification to market with significant feature enhancements and power efficiencies,” said John Marshall, Chairman of the WirelessHD Consortium. “Enhanced video support and added data support makes WirelessHD technology the best option for wireless video area networking (WVAN) and wireless
personal area networking (WPAN) applications.”
The new WirelessHD 1.1 specification supports mobile and personal computing devices, 3DTV, HDCP and incredibly fast transfer rates for all consumer electronics. These promised data rates are somewhere between 10 and 28 Gbps, with 10 Gbps being the smallest transfer speed
provided. It is currently supported by 45 global technology industry leaders and you can check the official WirelessHD Consortium website to see the complete list, in order to know which companies will be switching to this new connectivity standard for wireless internet.
Another major improvement coming with the WirelessHD 1.1 standard is that it allows HD streaming at the 4K resolution, which is four times larger than the current Full HD 1080p standard and the one you can currently see in theaters. From the same features list, there is the support for an IP connection over a wireless network. The WPAN data support is applied to both portable and fixed gadgets that will support the WirelessHD 1.1 specification.
With the new connectivity options that we will all have, there will also be fresh security issues that will have to be taken into consideration. This aspect is covered by the HDCP 2.0 protocol, which will work in addition to the DTCP one we have now. They say that in the future, even the current WirelessHD standard will come with HDCP 2.0 content protection.
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