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January 06, 2009

Amimon, Hisense Partner to Offer Wireless HDTV in China

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Amimon and China-based consumer electronics and appliance brand, Hisense have joined forces to offer wireless high-definition televisions (HDTVs) powered by Amimon's wireless home digital interface (WHDI) technology in China.
WHDI technology enables wireless delivery of uncompressed HDTV throughout the home with less than one millisecond latency, according to Amimon.
This technology is based on Amimon’s video-modem technology in which the video coding and modulation are jointly optimized to enable capabilities “far beyond” those of traditional wireless modems that have been optimized for data.
This technology from Amimon features wired-equivalent quality. Company officials explained that WHDI provides an uncompressed wireless link which can support delivery of equivalent video data rates of up to 3Gbps- including uncompressed 1080p- in a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band, conforming to FCC (News - Alert) regulations.
After evaluating several wireless technologies, Hisense found that Amimon's technology is equipped with “maturity” and “robustness” required for consumer products, said Dr. Teiji Okamoto, vice general manager at Hisense (News - Alert).
“The robustness and quality of Amimon's solution make it the ideal choice for wireless HDTV connections within the room and throughout the home,” he added.
Shimon Greenberg, vice president for sales at Amimon, expects this latest agreement with Hisense to enable the company expand its technology global footprint in China's fast-growing market.
“Amimon's technology has emerged as the technology of choice for wireless HDTV with over 100,000 chipsets sold in 2008,” said Greenberg.
He explained that video accessories based on company's technology are already being shipped in Europe, Japan and the United States by major consumer electronics brands.
Herzlia, Israel-based Amimon is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering wireless uncompressed high-definition video for universal connectivity among CE video devices.
Earlier in 2008, Amimon signed an exclusive deal with medical device giant Stryker, enabling the company to use Amimon technology in medical endoscopy. The deal is expected to be worth several million dollars in sales.
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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart