DVDO®, Inc., an award-winning provider of high-quality video connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of its latest-generation WirelessHD ® adapter, the DVDO Air3™. The Air 3 is 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. It is ideal for gamers and home entertainment enthusiasts to play their favorite video games or watch action-rich full HD video content on a big screen without stringing a cable across a room. The Air 3 is available with an MSRP of $199.99 through authorized DVDO distributors, dealers and online partners.
DVDO Air3 in pair (Photo: Business Wire)“Building on the award-winning first-generation DVDO Air, the Air 3 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.” 60GHz WirelessHD Technology WirelessHD is the leading standard optimized for multi-gigabit data rate wireless connectivity based on 60GHz technology, which enables the highest-quality HD video with no visible lag that doesn’t sacrifice reliability. Based on Silicon Image’s Gen3 60GHz WirelessHD chipset, the Air 3 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. MHL Connectivity As more and more consumers connect their mobile devices to their home theater systems for an immersive experience, it has become critical to deliver a seamless and robust connectivity solution for interactive video applications. 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. This allows mobile gaming and media applications to be easily integrated into the home theater system with maximum video and audio quality.
DVDO Air 3 Features:
- 60GHz WirelessHD 1.1 technology
- No interference from Wi-Fi, microwave or cordless phone signals
- Sub-frame latency for gaming and interactive video applications
- HDMI 1.4 input and output
- MHL 2.0 input
- 7.1 HD audio support for surround sound receivers
- 3D video format support
- CEC pass through for ease of A/V system component control
- Ease of installation: small, thin with 10+ mounting options
- Low power consumption for transmitter and receiver