SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

January 05, 2011 22:00 ET

D-Link Integrates Intel® Wireless Display Technology (WiDi) Into D-Link MainStage™, Enabling Home Users to Display Any Media From Their Laptop Onto an HDTV Wirelessly

Intel Technology Built Into Millions of Laptops Can Now Be Added to Any HDTV With an Open HDMI Port or Component Video Inputs

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - INTERNATIONAL CES (Booth No. 31247 Upper South Hall) -- D-Link's whole-home connectivity push at CES 2011 includes a special announcement about Intel's Second-Generation Wireless Display technology. Intel® WiDi enables consumers to share virtually any content from an Intel® Core™ processor-based notebook to their big screen TV. If the HDTV doesn't currently include the Intel WiDi technology (some new HDTVs have the technology built in), D-Link MainStage can be added to the TV for instant wireless connectivity to a WiDi-enabled notebook.

D-Link MainStage is a discreet solution for adding Intel® WiDi to a customer's HDTV via HDMI or component video connections. D-Link MainStage enables extremely low latency playing of Internet (or locally stored) videos, family pictures and stored music via the big screen without connecting any wires. The laptop wirelessly transmits content to the display adaptor hooked to the TV.

With Intel® WiDi, there's no need to crowd around the small laptop screen when friends and family want to show off videos. Plus, you can send D-Link home network content from the laptop to the big screen (via NAS storage devices, miiiCasa™ connected content, and desktops throughout the house).

It's all available via one simple button on the laptop desktop.

Killer App - Extended Screen Mode

The 'killer app' for Intel WiDi is extended screen mode. The software allows users to look up actor information, via IMDB for example, on their laptop while watching streaming movies on the HDTV. The laptop and HDTV are synchronized, but the media content stays on the big screen while movie data sticks with the laptop.

The new release of Intel WiDi supports 1080p, AAC surround sound, and will play protected content. Laptop requirements include:

  • An Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor-based notebook with Intel® HD Graphics or
  • Intel® Centrino Wireless technology with Intel® My WiFi Technology

Price and Availability

The D-Link Intel WiDi Solution will be available in the first half of 2011, pricing has not yet been established. 

New Intel WiDi adapters from D-Link are designed to let home users watch what they want, when they want to, and wherever they prefer within the home.

About D-Link

D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for consumers that want to play, work, entertain, share and view at home. We're also well-known for small, midsize and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions. D-Link devices and technologies are found in digital home, small office/home office (SOHO), small-to-midsize business (SMB), workgroup, enterprise and service provider environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. Learn more at www.dlink.com and follow company activities at www.twitter.com/dlink.

D-Link, MainStage and the D-Link logo are registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2011. D-Link. All Rights Reserved.

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