Unlike lots of other media streaming devices we've seen, this one is pretty straightforward: the USB dongle plugs into your PC or Mac, the receiver plugs into your TV's HDMI input, and what you sees and hears (on your computer) is what you gets (on the TV). The Wireless USB connection will stream video up to 720p and still images up to 1080p, as well as stereo sound. Available now from Amazon and whatnot for $150. PR after the break.
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08.25.2010

New, Imation Link Wireless Audio/Video Extender streams content from your computer to your TV or projector using fast, reliable Wireless USB technology

OAKDALE, Minn. (Aug. 25, 2010) – Imation Corp (NYSE: IMN) today introduced the Imation Link™ Wireless A/V Extender designed to stream content from your PC or Mac to a television or projector.

Imation Link projects audio and high-definition video content – Internet TV, movies, photos, computer games and even business presentations – to a television or projector without the hassle of tangled cords or costly cables. Unlike any other wireless-sharing solution today, the PC- and Mac-compatible device supports high-definition video (up to 720p), high-resolution photos (up to 1080p) and stereo audio. Using ultra-wideband wireless USB 2.0, the Imation Link delivers significantly faster transfer speeds and lower power consumption than traditional WiFi.

"With Imation Link, you can watch your favorite movies streaming online or from a DVD, keep up with the latest TV shows and videos from sites like YouTube and Hulu, play your favorite computer games, and even video chat with friends and family – all on a big screen," said Jason Elles, global brand manager for Imation. "And because the link uses wireless USB 2.0, an industry standard ultra-wideband technology, it is a reliable and secure way to stream digital audio and video assets, making it perfect for both home or business use."

Sleek Design and Convenient Installation

The Link's sleek design includes an attractive, fin-shaped receiver in glossy black that connects to your TV or conference room projector using HDMI or VGA input. The wireless transmitter connects to a standard USB port on a laptop or desktop. With all the PC necessary drivers included on the USB transmitter, there's no complicated network setup, and no downloading required. A Mac driver is also enclosed on a CD for installation.

Speed and Stability

The Link features a directional antenna for improved performance, enabling up to 30-feet of wireless line-of-site range. Because it uses Wireless USB one-to-one connectivity, you'll never experience Wi-Fi interference.

Extended Desktop Mode

You can enhance your viewing experience through the extended desktop mode feature. Either duplicate the image on your computer in "mirror mode" on your TV, or drag content from the computer to the TV to create an extension of your "desktop"

Specifications

The Imation Link receiver is 10.875" by 4.0" x 5.5" and comes in satin black. The system is compatible with Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac operating systems. In addition, Imation Link's Certified Wireless USB 2.0 technology seamlessly works with other Certified Wireless USB products.

Pricing and Availability

The Imation Link is available in the United States at amazon.com and other select distributors for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $149.99.

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