Bristol based ProVision will demonstrate its multiroom wireless HDTV system at this week’s CES in Las Vegas. The company claims to have the world’s first consumer electronics technology capable of securely streaming live HD video content around the home.
The system, called AXAR1500, streams HD video content from a Blu-ray player, PVR or HD set top box to AXAR enabled TVs or Wi-Fi connected PCs and mobile phones throughout the home. And AXAR1500’s real time protocols support fast channel hopping and interactive TV guide operation.
AXAR1500 combines proprietary techniques with open technology standards for video-encoding, video packet transfer and wireless broadcast; H.264, RTSP/RTP and 802.11n. This enables the licensed IP to be cost effectively built into a vast array of set top boxes and TVs from multiple manufacturers.
“Streaming live TV presents unique challenges and requires an in-depth knowledge of both wireless networks and video systems,” commented ProVision’s CEO, Steve Cliffe. “The breakthrough is a credit to the team’s expertise in radio propagation, antenna design, wireless networking and video coding and we’re delighted to have created the first consumer device that can receive live HD video across all rooms.”
The highly robust wireless system used by AXAR1500 will transmit video to any area within virtually any home. With distribution radius of over 900 ft, AXAR1500 is capable of streaming live HD content across an area of more than 2.5 million ft2 – three times the floor space of Buckingham Palace.
AXAR1500 will be sold under an IP licensing model to major consumer equipment manufacturers and multinational OEMs. Integrating AXAR1500 technology into a TV or set top box is an extremely cost-effective way to view HD content in all rooms of the home.
Visit www.provision-comm.com/axar1500 for further information.