At the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), being held January 7-10 in Las on January 7-10, Westinghouse Digital Electronics and Pulse~LINK, Inc. will introduced the worlds first fully integrated wireless HDTV. The High Definition LCD TV, featuring Pulse~LINKs integrated CWave UWB Wireless HDMI technology, will be on display for the first time at the show.
"HDMI digital transport provides the full HD resolution our customers expect and we are extremely impressed with the performance and capabilities of Pulse~LINK's Wireless HDMI solution. The fact that it is fully integrated into our HDTV display is unprecedented in the industry and will certainly raise expectations for high quality ready to mount wall display products in the marketplace," explains John Araki, vice president and General Manager, Commercial Business Unit, at Westinghouse Digital Electronics.
Pulse~LINK, a provider of UWB semiconductors, recently announced that its FCC Certified CWave UWB chipset was validated in independent testing to be the worlds fastest commercially available wireless networking technology. A comprehensive test of UWB products, conducted by octoScope, showed CWaves 1.35 Gbps over-the-air signaling rate delivering 890 Mbps application layer throughput -- faster than any other wireless product currently available.
"Pulse~LINK has publicly demonstrated various wireless HDTV radio prototypes for some time, but nothing compares to the real thing when you finally see it. Actually watching this gorgeous Westinghouse High Definition television -- with nothing coming out of the TV accept the power cord and a vibrant high definition image -- is an experience beyond comparison with anything that has come prior to now. This really changes everything," said Bruce Watkins, Pulse~LINK President and Chief Operating Officer.
The integration of CWave Wireless HDMI allows the HDTV to be mounted anywhere in the room without needing to run data cabling from the TV to the content source, such as a DVR, Blu-ray or HD DVD player, or a live cable or satellite feed. Video data is encoded using the JPEG2000 video codec, the same codec used by movie theaters for "Digital Cinema," providing a secure high quality HD experience.