ZyXEL unveils Aerobeam WHD6215 display adapter

ZyXEL Communications Inc., a provider of secure broadband networking, internet connectivity and routing products, has announced the introduction of Aerobeam by ZyXEL WirelessHD, or WiHD, kit.

The WHD6215 display adapter allows consumers to wirelessly connect up to four devices to their HD TV to stream digital content, eliminating the need to anchor entertainment components adjacent to the screen. The WHD6215 works with all HDMI devices, including Blu-ray/DVD players, game consoles, smartphones and tablets.

A true plug-and-play device with no extra configuration required, ZyXEL's Aerobeam WHD6215 adapters provide full 1080P video playback, including 3D, with no lag or loss in picture quality. It also supports 7.1 surround sound audio for the A/V (audio/video) experience available, company said.

Accordig to the company, ZyXEL WHD6215 Kit is based on the WirelessHD technology standard and is architected and optimized for the sole purpose of wirelessly streaming HD multimedia. It leverages 60GHz millimeter wave technology, providing the necessary bandwidth for multi-Gigabit data rates, which are required to wirelessly stream reliable, uninterrupted HD video and audio.

The 60GHz spectrum also eliminates interference from other wireless technologies, such as popular 802.11x standards. ZyXEL's WHD6215 integrates Silicon Image's WirelessHD solutions to deliver uncompressed and high-definition digital video, audio and data.

"The WHD6215 offers entertainment enthusiasts a clutter-free way to enjoy their media," said Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "This solution eliminates the need for consumers to tether multiple devices to their screens with unsightly cables and incur expensive professional installation costs. Our WHD6215 allows users to place components where they want them, without the lag or compromised video quality found in other wireless video streaming solutions."

"We are proud to partner with ZyXEL. They have successfully integrated Silicon Image's 60 GHz solutions for WirelessHD to deliver uncompressed, lossless HD video into a truly plug-and-play device," said John LeMoncheck, vice president and general manager of the wireless division at Silicon Image, Inc.

"Users will love the performance and convenience that WHD6215 brings to the entertainment center of their digital home and the 60 GHz network that supports a variety of other WirelessHD-enabled fixed, mobile, and portable products in the living room."