Cheat Sheet: WHDI
One of the biggest hurdles when creating an elegant home theater installation, particularly when the home-owner wishes to place display and source devices far apart from each other, is the problem of wires. There are several wireless HDMI solutions being proposed, and some already on the market. Last month a group of manufacturers announced the formation of a partnership to create a standard for wirelessly transmitting high definition called WHDI.
What is WHDI?
It’s a new standard for wirelessly transmitting uncompressed high-definition video (1080p/60fps) and audio over the unlicensed 5GHz band. It will be able to supply signal to multiple displays at once, as well as switching between devices, making it suitable for home-wide distribution.