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The Air is said to be the industry’s first WirelessHD adapter that delivers full 1080p60 HD content not only from HDMI and DVI sources, but also from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets to a big screen.
DVDO added it is designed for gamers and home entertainment enthusiasts to play video games or watch action-rich full HD video content on a big screen without stringing a cable across a room. The Air3 is available with an MSRP of $199.99 through authorized DVDO distributors, dealers and online partners.
“Building on the award-winning first-generation DVDO Air, the Air3 adds support for MHL connectivity for mobile devices as well as DVI for commercial applications. Featuring the latest WirelessHD implementation further increases reliability and performance for installations where a cable is not desired or practical,” said C.H. Chee, general manager of DVDO. “Its sleek form factor is designed to conform to ultra-thin TVs and various mounting options make the entire setup process effortless.”
Based on Silicon Image’s Gen3 60GHz WirelessHD chipset, the Air3 transmits HD content up to 10 meters in-room without any interference from Wi-Fi, and features RF (Radio Frequency) beam forming, auto input sensing, auto standby, near-zero latency, and auto rate negotiation to deliver cable-like reliability and performance, the company said.
MHL allows consumers to view full HD content of their MHL-enabled smartphone or tablet onto a large display while simultaneously charging the mobile device. With MHL, users also can utilize the TV remote control to control the MHL-enabled mobile device for a consumer friendly viewing experience, DVDO said.
The Air3 features a 60GHz WirelessHD 1.1 technology with no interference from Wi-Fi, microwave or cordless phone signals and sub-frame latency for gaming and interactive video applications, along with HDMI 1.4 input and output, MHL 2.0 input and 7.1 HD audio support for surround sound receivers.
The company said it also supports 3D video, has CEC pass through for ease of A/V system component control and ease of installation.
DVDO will be exhibiting at the 2013 CEDIA Expo in Denver this week at booth 3727.
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