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Hisense and Metalink bring hopes of HD over 802.11n

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2007 3:41 User comments (2)

Hisense and Metalink bring hopes of HD over 802.11n Hisense and Metalink Ltd. today announced their collaboration to offer innovative and cost-effective solutions for delivering high-definition (HD) multimedia over wireless home networks. Hisense selected Metalink's 802.11n-compliant WLANPlus technology to enable the wireless transmission of multiple HD TV streams from a centrally-located DTVs, PVRs and STBs to any room in the house.
Metalink's WLANPlus chipset family is a best-in-breed technology for wireless delivery of video-grade content in the home network environment, supporting up to 300Mbps transmission speeds using both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. The WLANPlus chipset family offers more than twice the reach of competing 802.11n solutions due to its implementation of a Maximum Likelihood (ML) decoder combined with advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) scheme and the use of Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) technology.

"Last year, Hisense had 15% of the TV flat screen market in China, the highest market share among the Chinese Manufacturers. Our customers are demanding Wi-Fi as the enabling technology for advanced TV applications," said Dr. Li YuJun, Director of R&D at Hisense. "Our investigation has confirmed that Metalink's technology is the best wireless solution for such applications. By integrating Metalink's WLANPlus into our PVRs and STBs, our customers can take full advantage of their HD multimedia content, broadcasting a variety of programs to multiple devices throughout the home. We are pleased to work together with Metalink to incorporate this technology into our next-generation consumer electronics devices."

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2 user comments

110.7.2007 7:54

this is good news. I would like to see this in action.

217.7.2007 0:14

This would be great for HD due to the fact that it would look good on a fast connection.

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