Indianapolis -- The Wireless Home
Digital Interface (WHDI) licensing body, will be educating installers and
dealers during several training on the virtues of using WHDI for wireless networking
WHDI president Leslie Chard will conduct the sessions during
course EST017-15: No New Wires: Using
New Retrofit Technologies to Increase Efficiency. Held Saturday, Sept. 10 from
9 a.m. to noon, the panelists will show how to make retrofit projects
significantly easier and avoid the necessity of running new cable by utilizing
existing wires and new wireless technologies to move data, audio, video, and
more throughout the home.
Panelists will include Chard, Jamison Ching of Entropic and Walt
Zerbe of Russound. Tim May of Alamo Electronics will moderate.
WHDI is a new standard for wireless HDTV throughout the home and
is billed by WHDI as "the only wireless HD technology that delivers interactive
HD video from any device to any TV."
WHDI will also be featured in course ESD058: Designing HDMI
Distribution Systems That Work.
Instructor Kirk Holder of Crestron will discuss how the HDMI
protocol was designed to work well in simple A/V configurations, but not in
large systems that distribute media to multiple destinations.
He will explore the serious issues for integrators doing larger
projects and the specific challenges presented when complex distribution is
needed. The course is offered on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
Friday, Sept. 9, from 2-6 p.m.