DVDO Launches Air3™, the Industry's First 60GHz WirelessHD® Adapter Supporting Both MHL® and HDMI® C


DVDO Launches Air3, the Industry's First 60GHz WirelessHD® Adapter Supporting Both MHL® and HDMI® Connectivity

The Ultimate Cable Replacement Solution with Near-Zero Latency and No Interference from Wi-Fi

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 Air3 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 Air3 is available with an MSRP of $199.99 through authorized DVDO distributors, dealers and online partners.

DVDO Air3 in pair (Photo: Business Wire)
DVDO Air3 in pair (Photo: Business Wire)

DVDO Air3 in pair (Photo: Business Wire)

"Building on the award-winning first-generation DVDO Air, the Air3adds 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 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.

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 Air3Features:

  • 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

DVDO at the 2013CEDIA Expoin Denver, Colorado

DVDO will demonstrate the DVDO Air3 at the 2013 CEDIA Expo in booth #3727 in Denver, Colorado, September 26-28, 2013.

More information about DVDO's extensive line of home theater video connectivity solutions can be found at www.dvdo.com.

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About DVDO, Inc.

DVDO, Inc. delivers award-winning video connectivity solutions for professional installers and end users. DVDO's video switchers, wireless adapters and video processors feature advanced technologies to provide professional-quality video from multiple sources across a wide range of displays. DVDO, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the technology, performance, features and benefits of the 60GHz WirelessHD technology and DVDO Air3 WirelessHD® solution. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

DVDO and the DVDO logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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