SiBEAM Partners with VIZIO to Develop Wireless Solutions Using The WirelessHD® Standard for Home Multimedia Connectivity
Sunnyvale, Calif. – January 4, 2010 – VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, today announced that it has chosen to add WirelessHD technology and SiBEAM 60 GHz chipsets, based on the globally available WirelessHD standard, for a new line of LCD HDTVs and wireless HDMI adapters. VIZIO is also in the process of joining WirelessHD as an Adopter with the intent of incorporating WirelessHD technology into a wide range of product offerings for the consumer.
“Our customers seek out VIZIO products for their combination of advanced performance, function, form and most of all unequalled value,” said Matthew McRae, VIZIO VP of Products. “Working together with SiBEAM, we’re thrilled to introduce WirelessHD-based products to our customers who want a complete, high quality wireless entertainment experience with easier and faster setup. By incorporating WirelessHD into a range of new products, VIZIO will be among the first to introduce wireless solutions to the mainstream market.”
Following the success of SiBEAM’s award-winning first generation high performance WirelessHD chipsets through widespread adoption by Best Buy, Gefen, LG Electronics, Monster, Panasonic and Sony, along with the availability of the company’s cost-reduced second generation chipsets, this latest achievement maintains SiBEAM’s industry lead as the only provider for high quality lossless 1080p Full HD video in the world with the ability to bring its technology to the mass market.
As with its first generation chipsets, SiBEAM’s second generation transmitter and receiver chipsets employ SiBEAM’s OmniLink60 advanced adaptive beam-forming systems. These systems dynamically steer content to the specific receiving station, maintaining stable connectivity regardless of any obstacles that may obstruct its path, all while delivering the highest quality wireless A/V and data. By operating at 60 GHz, the chipsets do not interfere with Wi-Fi 802.11g, 802.11n, and cordless telephone systems operating at 2.4 and 5 GHz. All SiBEAM chipsets offer data rates 20 times faster than other available options and remain the only standards based wireless technology that can transmit A/V at 4 Gbps over the air.
VIZIO’s first WirelessHD-based products are expected to be available to consumers later this year.
For more information about SiBEAM’s WirelessHD-based chipset solutions, please email email@example.com.
Founded in 2004, SiBEAM is a fabless semiconductor company developing intelligent millimeter wave technologies and leveraging the latest manufacturing methods to meet the demand for high-bandwidth services. SiBEAM is the first to build 60 GHz chipsets using CMOS technology. The first of many applications for SiBEAM’s innovative technology is based on WirelessHD®. As a founding member of the WirelessHD® Consortium, SiBEAM is a leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets. For more information please visit: www.sibeam.com.
Posted by Shane Sturgeon, January 5, 2010 5:24 AM
About Shane SturgeonShane Sturgeon is the Co-Publisher and Chief Technologist of HDTV Magazine, an industry publication with HDTV roots going back to 1984, when Dale Cripps founded The HDTV Newsletter. Today, HDTV Magazine is a leading online resource for HDTV news and information and captures the eyes and imaginations of over 3 million visitors annually. Mr. Sturgeon has a background in information technology and has served in various consulting capacities for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Verizon Communications, Proctor & Gamble and Nationwide Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wright State University.