Asus has announced the wireless solution WAVI 3D PC games on television, using WHDI technology to be supported by a number of other consumer electronics manufacturers at CES this week.
Amimon, a prominent member of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium, along with Asus today announced the 3D WAVI wireless PC-TV package. This kit is the first of its kind to allow consumers to wirelessly connect a desktop computer to a TV with support for 3D content. This means they can now enjoy 3D games for PC video, and 3D movies on any HDTV with 3D capability, using the PC as a player.
The Asus PC to TV wireless set WAVI basically transfers the entire contents of the PC screen on the TV. Includes a virtual USB connection that lets you wirelessly control the PC from a distance. This is a very necessary feature, since most of the time the computer is in a different room to the TV in the living room. This means you can now control your TV and PC, literally, from the couch.
According Amimon, WHDI standard used by the WAVI Asus is able to deliver the highest image quality, which is 1080p/60Hz uncompressed high definition video up to 100 feet away, through walls, and can support multiple links wireless, so it can flow from one source to multiple televisions. The standard uses a 40MHz channel in the 5 GHz unlicensed.
The key to WHDI technology is that it uses almost the same frequency of 5 GHz using 802.11a, while competing technologies for 60 GHz, using a completely different radio. While fields of 60 GHz can be said that their transmissions are completely free Wi-Fi interference, executives have said that WHDI can easily pass through walls, while the uncompressed video can degrade correctly if necessary. Moreover, the spec claims less than 1 millisecond latency.