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Actiontec teams up with Cavium Networks to create the MyWirelessTV HDMI transmitter, sounds death knell for WirelessHD?


Do you ever find yourself yearning for an intense fragging session but your roommate is watching last night's episode of The Jersey Shore on the DVR, leaving you to wonder why you hooked your Xbox to main room TV? Well, Actiontec has created MyWireless TV for just such occasions in order to keep both you and your roommate happy. MyWireless TV is a wireless HDMI transmitter that allows you to stream 1080p video from most any source over 802.11n WiFi to multiple displays (as long as said displays are connected to a MyWireless TV adapter). The system works using Cavium Networks WiVu technology, which is a video streaming protocol that is fully compatible with H.264 encoding, HDCP 2.0 encryption, Dolby surround sound, and can stream 3D video. Of particular interest to gamers is the fact that the system has an alleged sub 20ms latency from source to screen at a claimed range of 150 feet, which gives it quite the leg up on its WirelessHD competition. The set comes with one transmitter and one receiver at a rumored $200 hit to your wallet when (if?) it goes on sale later this year.

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Actiontec's MyWirelessTV™ Line of Wireless HDMI Adapters Features Cavium's PureVu™ Processors for Dynamic, Low-Latency Performance

style="text-align: center;">Leveraging Cavium's WiVu™ Wireless Display Technology, Actiontec's New Adapters Enable Full 3D HD Video Transmission Over Standard Wi-Fi

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CES Unveiled 2011:Cavium Networks, Inc.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today announced that Actiontec Electronics' new line of wireless HDMI adapters feature Cavium's PureVu™ video processors and WiVu™ wireless display technology. Known as MyWirelessTV™, this new product line from Actiontec enables pristine 1080p HD video transmission throughout the home with virtually no latency, thanks to Cavium's industry leading Super Low Latency™ (SLL) technology. With these new HDMI adapters, consumers will be able to view 2D and 3D HD content from any HDMI source on any display anywhere in the home wirelessly.

"We are very pleased with Actiontec's decision to select our PureVu video processors for its MyWirelessTV family of wireless HDMI adapters"
"When we were developing these new HDMI adapters, we chose to partner with Cavium because their team shares our vision of building innovative and differentiated products that provide the performance and ease of use that consumers demand," said Dean Chang, president and CEO at Actiontec Electronics. "Cavium demonstrated a strong commitment to accelerating our development of this product. Their team's commitment and dependability, has been an important element in this release, particularly because we're launching directly into the consumer space where time-to-market, quality, pricing and performance determine success."

Each MyWirelessTV kit consists of a transmitter and a receiver HDMI adapter. By simply connecting the transmitter device to any HDMI source, such as a Blu-Ray player, A/V receiver, STB or even a PC, users can transmit the content from that source over standard Wi-Fi and view it on any display that has a MyWirelessTV HDMI receiver adapter connected to it. Users can expand this network to include other HDMI sources and displays by simply adding more transmit or receive adapters. WiVu's ultra low compression latency, along with its unique video quality of service features enable this transmission to be provided in a multi-room environment and a fully interactive fashion.

"We are very pleased with Actiontec's decision to select our PureVu video processors for its MyWirelessTV family of wireless HDMI adapters," said Manoj Gujral, VP and GM of Cavium's Broadband and Consumer division. "Cavium's standards-based WiVu technology contains all the necessary components to address the quality, security, scalability, and cost requirements of the emerging and rapidly growing home video distribution market."

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