Cool 802.11 stuff

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Here is the first of I hope many cool things being done with 802.11... It is really amazing what people are doing with this stuff.

Wireless TV! (cept for Power)


Intersil Corporation announced yesterday that its PRISM WLAN chip sets are being integrated into Sharp Corporation's new AN-SS700 audio/visual digital transmission system. This will enable wireless television viewing as long as an electrical outlet is present.

Sharp's AN-SS700, like the Intersil product it is incorporating, is designed to operate in the 2.4 GHz band. The result, according to the companies, is high-quality, low-noise reception despite obstacles or lack of line-of-sight.

The AN-SS700 includes a transmitter and receiver each measuring 5.83"(W) x 3.11" (H) x 1.54" (D). Specifications include the use of Sharp's MAC technology and an MGEG2 encoder/decoder for compressed audio and video. The transmitter connects to a VCR, DVD, or satellite tuner by composite video signal. Video is wirelessly transmitted digitally, and can be viewed remotely using the LCD TV connected to the receiver unit. A wireless remote control can be used to operate the transmitter.

The partnership between Sharp and Intersil is an example of how the Wi-Fi related industry vendors are attempting to broaden their customer base and create a market for non-PC based applications of WLAN technology.

October 5, 2001


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  • Reply 1 of 6
    tcotco Posts: 87member
    Please tell me how this is better than the 2.4gz video broadcasters you can buy at RadioShack for $60?
  • Reply 2 of 6
    reidreid Posts: 190member
    I used to have a wireless TV. It got like 12 channels, and you had to adjust some funny metal thingies that stuck out the top, but it didn't cost me $50 a month.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    wireless tv! wow, you crack me up. what's next, wireless radio? That would be cool.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    [quote]Originally posted by dillyo1001:

    <strong>what's next, wireless radio? That would be cool.</strong><hr></blockquote>

  • Reply 5 of 6
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    [quote]Originally posted by TCO:

    <strong>Please tell me how this is better than the 2.4gz video broadcasters you can buy at RadioShack for $60?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Oh those $60 Radio Shack video operate via the 802.11b spec and en/decode to mpeg2 as well as provide for IR distribution over the same wireless link? Damn that sure is cheap...

    Did you guys even read the release? If you did then did you understand the stuff you read?

    And to prove that this isn't junk... Here is a follow-up announcement from Sharp on a technology preview with HDTV signals using 802.11a

    Sharp Corporation has developed high-speed wireless communications technology to deliver in real time high-resolution video images from sources such as Hi-Vision (high-definition) TV signals, using the IEEE 802.11a compliant/5-GHz frequency band. Conventional wireless technology that uses the 2.4-GHz frequency band is capable of transporting video data from existing analog TV broadcasts, but wireless broadband delivery of high-resolution video images such as digital Hi-Vision content, which is expected to become widespread in the future, has been impossible in real time while still keeping image quality intact. Now, Sharp, in cooperation with Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, will in a "Proof of Concept" demonstration show real-time wireless transmission of high-definition image data by integrating Cisco's innovative IEEE 802.11a/5-GHz technology with Sharp's video transmission technology. Equipping Sharp's LCD and plasma TVs with this technology will enable wireless delivery of high-quality video signals received at a central tuner, allowing users to position these TV sets wherever desired without the need for cumbersome wiring. Users will be able to enjoy lifelike, realistic, high-quality video wherever they may be in the home or office. Sharp is developing new in-home applications based on this wireless video transport technology using the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands, and will create new families of devices and equipment designed to complement the new lifestyles of the 21st century. Note that John T. Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., will call attention to this technology in a keynote speech at COMDEX Fall 2001, the world's largest computer show which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, for five days beginning November 12th. The Cisco Systems booth will also feature a "Proof of Concept" demonstration system built around Sharp's AQUOS LCD TVs equipped with wireless modules based on this technology.

    Some how this sounds a bit better than Radio Shack $60 video senders, wouldn't you say?

  • Reply 6 of 6
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    Perhaps this is GigaWire in action?

    FireWire + AirPort + Quicktime 6 (Mpeg)?
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