SOURCE: WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface)

WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface)

April 19, 2010 13:47 ET

CVIA, DiiVA and WHDI Host First Developers Conference

Focus on Connecting the Digital Home

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - The China Video Industry Association (CVIA), Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio™ (DiiVA™) consortium and Wireless Home Digital Interface™ (WHDI™) consortium joined together last week in Guangzhou, China, to host the first-ever WHDI and DiiVA Developers Conference. Drawing over 350 executives, product managers, developers and engineers from major consumer electronics manufacturers, the April 13th event centered on how these next-generation technology standards benefit consumers, provide manufacturers with a competitive advantage, and best practices for implementing WHDI and DiiVA technologies into CE devices.

WHDI is the leading global standard for the wireless, multi-room distribution of HD (full 1080p/60Hz) video, enabling the ability to connect HD sources (STBs, Blu-ray players, PCs, mobile devices, game players, etc.) to TVs through-out and across the home. DiiVA is a leading wired consumer electronics (CE) home entertainment networking standard that combines the transmission of uncompressed video and audio with a reliable, high-speed, bi-directional data channel. 

Featuring presentations from CVIA, DiiVA, WHDI as well as AMIMON and Synerchip, two of the companies providing key technology for these standards, the event focused on in-depth technical discussions and "how-to" implementations for these innovative new technologies, as well as insights into market and business trends regarding the future of consumer electronics, DiiVA and WHDI. 

"The goal of the CVIA is to help educate Chinese companies regarding the latest trends in the industry and to promote technical and economic cooperation between leading companies. This conference brings CE manufacturers together with the best wired and wireless HD video connection solutions," said Mr. Hao Ya-Bin, Deputy Secretary of the CVIA. "In the end, these conferences and collaborations enable manufacturers to become market leaders and benefit consumers by providing better products."

"This conference provides an excellent educational and training opportunity for companies looking to design and build CE devices with the highest-quality and most robust HD connection capabilities," said, Brett Gaines, president of DiiVA Licensing LLC. "Consumers have shown a strong preference for HD video networking and connection solutions that enable them to connect CE devices in multiple rooms to create a true home entertainment network, and DiiVA is one of the key technologies enabling this vision." 

"As the momentum continues to build behind the WHDI standard we feel it's important to meet and work directly with leading manufacturers to help them to easily create WHDI-enabled products and become part of the growing WHDI universe," said Leslie Chard, president of WHDI LLC. "The conference allowed us to share ideas and to provide insights into the WHDI technical specifications and capabilities with executives, product planners, engineers and developers looking to develop WHDI-based products."

About CVIA
Established in 1988, the China Video Industry Association (CVIA) is the authoritative trade organization in China for enterprises and institutions involved in research, development, production and distribution of video related products such as digital televisions, projectors, DVD players and set top boxes. The CVIA's goal is to promote technical and economic cooperation between member enterprises in order to guide the industry toward better technologies and policies to create a competitive and successful market environment. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Information Industry of the People's Republic of China, CVIA's daily work focuses on monitoring and influencing technology standards, intellectual property rights and market trends. For more information, please go to http://www.cvianet.org.cn

About DiiVA
Comprised of Changhong, Haier, Hisense, Konka, Panda, Samsung, Skyworth, Sony, SVA, TCL and Synerchip, the DiiVA Consortium is committed to bringing to market the next-generation interactive TV and CE home networking standard. As consumers increasingly use more electronic entertainment devices and digital home appliances, the DiiVA interface will streamline and simplify the technology in the home, offering ease-of-connection and use while maximizing the entertainment experience. DiiVA's high-bandwidth and bi-directional data channel coupled with its networking protocol elegantly solves issues enabling any TV to access and control any source device, allowing mobile, PC and CE networks to converge and communicate within a home, and establishing a personal domain that enables the secure transmission of content providing flexibility yet respecting the rights of content owners. For more information on how to become a DiiVA adopter, visit www.diiva.org.

About WHDI 
WHDI is a Consortium formed by leading CE manufacturers to develop a comprehensive new industry standard for multi-room HD video, audio, and control connectivity utilizing Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI™) technology. The new standard will allow CE devices manufactured by different vendors to simply and directly connect to one another. The WHDI Promoters are: AMIMON Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation and Sony Corporation. WHDI LLC is charged with licensing and promoting the WHDI standard. For more information visit: www.whdi.org.

DiiVA and Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio are trademarks of the DiiVA Promoters. WHDI is a trademark of WHDI LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

Contact Information

  • Contact
    English: DiiVA, Kristen Fuller, 408.773.6230 x130, Email Contact
    English: WHDI, Joseph Kilmer, 408.533.0210, Email Contact