Alereon Announces Laptop to HDTV Wireless HDMI Solution

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Alereon Announces Laptop to HDTV Wireless HDMI Solution

Alereon, Inc., the technology leader for Ultra Wideband (UWB) WiMedia solutions, today announced the availability of its NoWire™ Laptop to HDTV Extender Kit reference design. Alereon’s NoWire™ technology allows OEMs to provide a unique product that allows consumers to quickly and easily enjoy their laptops wirelessly connected to their HDTVs. Alereon’s NoWire technology allows customers to set-up the Alereon Laptop to HDTV Extender without the installation of wireless drivers or user applications. The Extender Kit which consists of a small 2″ USB dongle and a small HDMI adapter for the HDTV supports Windows-7, MAC OS-X, Windows XP and Vista.

“Streaming audio and video or PC applications from a laptop to an HDTV is today’s next “killer app”,” said Eric Broockman, CEO of Alereon “Being able to sit on your couch, surf the web, stream YouTube and Hulu videos and make Skype calls with the audio and video on your HDTV is what consumers are clamoring for. Using wireless technology from Alereon OEMs can provide users with an extremely simple yet high performance product to make their viewing experience superior to other potential wireless solutions. Several OEMs will be bringing Alereon designs to market in the first quarter of 2010 and customers will love the ability to be connected and up and running on these products in less than 5 minutes. Combine the ease of installation and use with the high quality video and you have a product consumers can’t help but love.”

The Alereon NoWire™ Laptop to HDTV Extender wirelessly displays a notebook screen onto a HDTV, monitor, or any other type of HDMI enabled display device. Streaming the wireless video link between a PC and a HDTV at speeds up to 220 Mbps via ultra wideband wireless technology leaves the WiFi radio in the PC free to connect to the internet at full speed to stream video files from web sites such as Hulu, Netflix and YouTube. Supporting resolutions up to 1680 x1050 graphics or you can view 720p audio and video streams up to 30 feet away. In addition, Alereon’s AL5000 UWB chipsets offers the only true World Wide solution by supporting Band Groups 1, 3 and 6 which enables end users around the world to use multiple channels in the legal frequency ranges in their particular country. Alereon’s NoWire technology is available today from Icreon in their HUWB-2510 and HUWB-2010 Wireless Video/Audio/Internet/USB HUB Complex Kit use for streaming audio and video from laptops to HDTV’s for use in school classrooms. Alereon UWB technology can also be found in Toshiba’s Wireless dynadock U docking station.

Alereon Laptop to HDTV Wireless HDMI solution will be available from OEMs in the first quarter of 2010. For more information or to see a video demonstration of the Alereon design go to www.alereon.com. For more information on the Icreon products go to www.i-creon.com.