TMCNet:  WHDI Adds Major Companies as Contributors and Adopters

[January 06, 2010]

WHDI Adds Major Companies as Contributors and Adopters

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 06, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- CES-- WHDI LLC, the organization responsible for managing and licensing the WHDI(TM) (Wireless Home Digital Interface(TM)) standard, today announced that WHDI has gained significant industry acceptance adding leading consumer electronics companies as WHDI contributors and adopters. The following companies have joined as WHDI Contributors: Haier, Maxim, Mitsubishi Electric and Toshiba.


Additionally, the following companies have joined as WHDI Adopters: AmTRAN, Domo Technologies, Elmo, Gemtek, Gospell Smarthome Electronics, Hosiden, Murata, QMI, Seamon Science International, TDK, and Zinwell. These companies are in addition to the original WHDI Promoters: Amimon, Hitachi, LG Electronics, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony.

The WHDI standard delivers the wireless, multi-room distribution of high-quality HD video (full 1080p/60Hz HD with Deep Color at a distance of 100 feet and through walls), enabling consumers to build a wireless HD network connecting HD sources (STBs, Blu-ray players, PCs, mobile devices, game players, etc.) to TVs around the home. The WHDI standard ensures that by purchasing products with the WHDI logo consumers can easily connect devices from different manufacturers into one network to access all of their a/v content and games.

"After recently announcing the WHDI technical specification we are excited by the rapid industry acceptance of the WHDI standard," said Leslie Chard, president of WHDI LLC. "WHDI fills the clear need for a high quality and robust solution for the distribution of HD video in the home. No other standard can match WHDI's range, robustness and performance." "The release of the WHDI specification, and addition of key CE companies are key steps toward enabling a WHDI ecosystem," said Noam Geri, vice president of marketing and business development for AMIMON, Ltd. "We anticipate that WHDI based products will begin hitting the market in Q3 2010." The WHDI LLC will be exhibiting at the 2010 International CES show, which runs January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Demonstrations of the WHDI standard will be on display in WHDI LLC's suite, No. 23121, at the Las Vegas Hilton. (To coordinate a demonstration, e-mail joe.kilmer@whdi.org.) The WHDI standard has been selected as a CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the "Enabling Technologies" category.

About WHDI WHDI is a Consortium formed by leading CE manufacturers to develop a comprehensive new industry standard for multi-room audio, video and control connectivity utilizing Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI(TM)) technology. The new standard aims to ensure that CE devices manufactured by different vendors will simply and directly connect to one another.

The WHDI Promoters are: AMIMON Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation and Sony Corporation. WHDI LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMIMON Inc., and is charged with licensing and promoting the WHDI standard.

For more information visit: www.whdi.org.

WHDI is a trademark of WHDI LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

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