Tuesday, October 31, 2006

60 GHz crowd pushes into the living room

Move over ultrawideband, six top consumer electronics companies are defining a 60GHz radio technology to bring high definition media to the home network.

LG, Matsushita, NEC, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba announced today they have formed WirelessHD. The group will deliver early next year a specification for multi-Gbit/second home networking at a range up to 10 meters and with latencies of 5-15ms. WirelessHD.

Does this mean the PC-centric wireless USB will get squeezed between the mobile Bluetooth juggernaut (see below) and this high-end consumer play? I aim to speak with some key principals and competitors later today about this and other questions. Stay tuned.-–rbm.

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