Hisense unveils new consumer WHDI accessories, cable haters rejoice

Hisense is still betting on the WHDI horse for wireless HD. The standard's standard-bearer AMIMON announced its chips would be powering a new line of accessories from the Chinese manufacturer at the Global Sources Electronics & Components World Expo (GSECWE?), including a transmitter for laptops (above), a case for iPhones, and a receiver for TVs (both below). Obviously beaming a round Super Mega Worm to your big-screen is enticing, but we're sure you're most excited by the ability to stream Hulu from your laptop to your TV while reclining on the couch. And if you've got a 3D set, fret not, WHDI can push polarized pixels thanks to support for HDMI 1.4a. Sadly, info on pricing and availability is nonexistent, but we wouldn't expect to find these in your local Best Buy. Yet.

Hisense WHDI Receiver

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New Hisense Accessories Wirelessly Mirror High Definition Content from Laptops and iPhones to the TV with AMIMON WHDI Technology

HERZLIA, Israel, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMIMON, the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions, announced today that Chinese Hisense is introducing three new accessories based on WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) standard to allow users to connect HD sources, such as laptops, iPhones and other devices, to the TV.

Hisense will demonstrate a WHDI Transmitter Stick, WHDI Receiver and WHDI case for iPhone® at the Global Sources Electronics & Components World Expo, April 12-15 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.

Visitors to the Hisense booth (#7M26) will observe HD transmission from a notebook computer to the TV via a WHDI Stick. This enables wireless mirroring on the TV screen of any content available in the notebook, such as games, YouTube, Blu-ray movies, Hulu or any other PC application, including 3D, at resolution of up to 1080p/60Hz.

The demonstration will also include wireless mirroring from an iPhone to the TV. The WHDI wireless transmitter module, integrated with a mobile phone, presents the ultimate solution for wireless connectivity of uncompressed HD video and audio from the phone to any HD display, such as LCDs, plasma displays and projectors.

AMIMON's WHDI wireless video chipsets provide an excellent user experience from these devices to the big screen with crystal clear picture quality, link robustness and low latency (less than 1mSec) for interactive applications. Uses include CE, gaming, business, network, conference and in-room and multi-room use in the home for sharing HD content with full coverage, through walls, no line of sight required.

"No other technology has been able to meet the same level of performance as WHDI. The affordability of wireless HD mirroring without compressing and without compromising video quality, along with AMIMON's support and experience in China, make WHDI an excellent choice for the smooth development of HD products for the Chinese market," said Ehud Shchori, Director, Hisense Accessories Division.

"As one of the biggest CE brand names in China and one of the top TV makers, Hisense's choice of AMIMON for these products is a testament to the quality and performance of our WHDI technology," said Shimon Greenberg, vice president of sales, AMIMON. "Laptop and iPhone users will now be able to enjoy all their HD content, such as movies, games and apps, on the big screen with excellent user experience."

The WHDI standard delivers the highest image quality for in-room and multi-room HD wireless connections, including uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video, at no delay. WHDI utilizes a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band. WHDI includes support for the 3D formats required by the HDMI™ 1.4a specification and range of over 30 meters (100 feet) through obstacles and walls. WHDI supports HDCP revision 2.0, providing superior security and digital content protection.


AMIMON is a leading provider of wireless high-definition video semiconductor solutions for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON is a founding member of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium formed by leading CE companies to define a new industry standard for in-room and multi-room wireless HDTV connectivity. AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China. More information is available at and

About Hisense

Hisense (HK) is a subsidiary of the Hisense group of companies. It is a multibillion dollar global conglomerate, with two listed companies - Hisense Electric and Hisense Kelon Electrical Holdings. Hisense, Kelon and Ronshen are its three famous trademarks, providing a wide range of products and services including multimedia, home appliances, telecommunications, information technology and mobile accessories. Hisense continues to expand its business into high-end industries through constant R&D. For more information on Hisense products and services, visit or