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September 09, 2013

WiGig-Delivered 4K Ultra HD Video Streaming Makes an Appearance

Imagine a notebook computer capable of wirelessly streaming 4K Ultra HD content—which has a resolution more than four times that of the standard 1080p full HD resolution. The setup would bring viewers close to the screen, meaning that the extra resolution would really be discernible—and prove that wired networks aren’t the only game when it comes to bandwidth-heavy content.

Wilocity and DisplayLink are working on just such a solution, with a combination of a Wilocity-powered Wireless Gigabit (WiGig)-integrated notebook, and a docking station containing the latest 4K capable chipset from DisplayLink, connected to a 4K resolution monitor. The two are demonstrating it at various shows around the globe, including the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

"Our partnership with DisplayLink to demonstrate wireless 4K graphics and video marks a significant industry milestone, as we are showcasing the ability of WiGig to offer capabilities previously exclusive to wired technologies," said Jorge Myszne, vice president of products and sales at Wilocity. "It's an exciting time for Wilocity, as the industry's first WiGig-enabled products began shipping last February, new platforms launched this summer, and we are now showcasing new, cutting-edge use cases. We look forward to more exciting firsts to come."

WiGig tri-band-enabled devices, which operate in the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz bands, will deliver data transfer rates up to 7Gbps, about as fast as an eight-antenna 802.11ac transmission, and nearly 50 times faster than the highest 802.11n rate, while maintaining compatibility with existing Wi-Fi devices. Wilocity offers 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, including a tri-band Wi-Fi solution, which allows for avoidance of the interference and congestion that exists in the legacy 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

"We're excited to demonstrate our new 4K-capable chipset," said John Cummins, vice president of sales and marketing at DisplayLink. "This industry-first chipset enables business users to view and work on documents, charts and statistical data in stunning detail utilizing the full 4K resolution available with the latest monitors and televisions. Combined with 802.11ad wireless solutions from Wilocity, connectivity is taken to a whole new level.”

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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