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Mitsubishi to launch wireless HDTV, utilize AMIMON's WHDI technology

Darren Murph

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Now that AMIMON is being taken seriously in the high-def arena, we're hoping to see a number of these releases in the not-too-distant future. Merely months after Sharp announced that its X-Series LCD HDTVs would arrive with wireless HD technology built right in, Mitsubishi has declared that it too will offer sets in Japan that can communicate with WHDI-enabled equipment sans cabling. The TV itself will have an AMIMON chip embedded within, though it will arrive with a separate HDTV receiver unit that connects to the LCD in wireless fashion. Model numbers, prices and all that jazz has yet to be divulged, though the Japanese will evidently be able to buy one of the elusive packages as early as "this fall." Full release after the jump.

Mitsubishi To Launch New Wireless HDTV With Embedded AMIMON Wireless Chips

AMIMON's Technology Selected for High Quality And Robust Wireless Capabilities in All Conditions

Santa Clara, Calif. and Kyoto, Japan – August 21, 2008 – AMIMON Inc., an emerging leader in semiconductor technology for wireless high-definition (HD) video, has been selected by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to offer a High-Definition LCD TV for the Japanese market with an integrated HD wireless link. The Mitsubishi product will come embedded with AMIMON's wireless technology, capable of delivering uncompressed HD video streams wirelessly. The wireless HDTV is a two-piece system comprised of a slim and thin LCD panel and a separate HDTV receiver unit that connects to the LCD panel wirelessly.

"Mitsubishi developed the new HDTV concept model, the Living Fit line. The line is sleek and slim providing both style and a new level of functionality, notably AMIMON's HD wireless technology," said Noam Geri, AMIMON's vice president of marketing and business development. "Mitsubishi selected AMIMON's wireless technology for its robustness and its ability to deliver high-quality HD video in the home environment."

The Mitsubishi wireless HDTV product will enable consumers to have a "layout-free" elegant LCD panel without the hassle of running audio and video wires to the panel. The wireless HDTV will enable flexible placement of HD source devices such as AVRs, DVRs, DVD players, set-top boxes (STBs) and game consoles anywhere within the room and throughout the home. The product is planned to release in the Japanese market this fall.

AMIMON's wireless technology uses a unique video-modem approach to deliver wirelessly uncompressed HDTV with a range of over 100 feet (30 meters), through multiple walls and with latency of less than one millisecond. AMIMON's Wireless High Definition Interface technology offers universal, high-quality and robust wireless whole-home HD connectivity.

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