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
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
"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
The WHDI standard has been selected as a CES Innovations 2010 Design
and Engineering Award honoree in the "Enabling Technologies" category.
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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Joseph R. Kilmer
SOURCE: WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface)
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