Haier Exhibits A Wireless HDTV Video System at the 2010 CES (w/ Video)

January 13, 2010 by John Messina weblog
Haier 'completely wireless' TV
Wireless content is transferred by a system called Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI). Using a 5GHz frequency band it can transfer uncompressed 1080p 60Hz video to the TV.

(PhysOrg.com) -- Haier America Digital Products Group (Chinese company) demonstrated the first completely wireless 32 inch LCD TV that is powered wirelessly up to a distance of 1 meter (3.28 feet).

By using a coil that is approximately 1 foot by 1 foot in size, at the back of the TV set, 100 watts of electricity can be supplied at a distance up to 1 meter (3.28 feet).

Haier Exhibits A Wireless HDTV Video System at the 2010 CES (w/ Video)

TV images are displayed by using WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface), a high-speed communication standard for wirelessly transmitting high-definition images. This leaves the back of the TV completely wire free.

The WHDI uses a of 5 GHz which is the industry standard for WHDI technology developed by Amimon Ltd. By utilizing a bandwidth of 40 MHz, data rates up to 3 Gbps can be transmitted to transfer uncompressed 1080p 60Hz video to the TV; the maximum transmission range is one hundred feet.

The wireless power transfer technology, utilizing magnetic coupling, was developed by WiTricity Corp, a US base venture firm that was founded by an MIT professor in April 2007. Electricity is transferred through the use of two resonant devices of the same frequency. This enables the maximum power to be transferred.

The video will load shortly
2010 CES: Haier features the "completely wireless HDTV"

ABI Research (Technology Market Research Company) said last year it expected 1 million installations will be performed by 2012. Currently WHDI is supported by 40 vendors, including Broadcom, LG, Intel, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Philips and Toshiba.

In 2010 and beyond we can expect to see manufactures experimenting with different . Until consumers start seeing the sets in stores, it's difficult to determine which manufactures will have the most innovative wire free HDTV's on the market.

Explore further: Intel, Microsoft, Dell band together for WiGig

Related Stories

New Wireless 60 GHz Standard Promises Ultra-Fast Applications

January 15, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ultra-high-speed wireless connectivity - capable of transferring 15 gigabits of data per second over short distances - has taken a significant step toward reality. A recent decision by an international standards ...

Samsung Develops First 70-inch LCD TV Panel

August 21, 2006

Samsung Electronics has developed the first 70-inch LCD panel for use in the consumer TV market. Currently, the largest LCD TV screen size is 65 inches. The company will unveil its 70-inch LCD HDTV at the International Meeting ...

Recommended for you

Tech titans join to study artificial intelligence

September 29, 2016

Major technology firms have joined forces in a partnership on artificial intelligence, aiming to cooperate on "best practices" on using the technology "to benefit people and society."

MIT's flea market specializes in rare, obscure electronics

September 25, 2016

Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings. Tables overflow with antique radio equipment, ...

First test of driverless minibus in Paris Saturday

September 24, 2016

The French capital's transport authority will on Saturday carry out its first test of a driverless minibus, in the hope that regular routes for the hi-tech vehicles will be up and running within two years.

1 comment

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Fazer
not rated yet Jan 13, 2010
Wireless power, yet no comments?

I wonder if this WiTricity company was started by the same professor whose team powered a 60 watt light bulb from across a room a year or two ago?

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.