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ZyXEL Launches WHD6215 Display Adapter

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June 23, 2011

ZyXEL Launches WHD6215 Display Adapter

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor


ZyXEL Communications (News - Alert), a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, has launched the Aerobeam by ZyXEL WirelessHD (WiHD) kit.

These innovative ZyXEL adapters enable consumers to wirelessly connect home entertainment and thus simplify home theater system installations.

ZyXEL notes that the WHD6215 display adapter allows consumers to wirelessly connect up to four devices to their HD TV.

Because this connection can stream digital content, it eliminates the need to anchor entertainment components adjacent to the screen.

ZyXEL's WHD6215 also offers greater flexibility and freedom when designing one's home theater center. Due to this capability it allows consumers to place their devices anywhere in the room.

The company will make available the WHD6215 in early July 2011 at an estimated street price of $199 per kit, transceiver and receiver.

ZyXEL also claims that its WHD6215 can work with all HDMI devices, and is a true plug-and-play device that does not require any extra configuration.

The product has the ability to provide full 1080P video playback, including 3D, with no lag or loss in picture quality. Moreover, it supports 7.1 surround sound audio for the highest-quality A/V (audio/video) experience available.

"The WHD6215 offers entertainment enthusiasts a clutter-free way to enjoy their media," said Steven Joe (News - Alert), executive vice president of channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. "This solution eliminates the need for consumers to tether multiple devices to their screens with unsightly cables and incur expensive professional installation costs. Our WHD6215 allows users to place components where they want them, without the lag or compromised video quality found in other wireless video streaming solutions."

"We are proud to partner with ZyXEL. They have successfully integrated Silicon Image's (News - Alert) 60 GHz solutions for WirelessHD to deliver uncompressed, lossless HD video into a truly plug-and-play device," said John LeMoncheck, vice president and general manager of the wireless division at Silicon Image, Inc. "Users will love the performance and convenience that WHD6215 brings to the entertainment center of their digital home and the 60 GHz network that supports a variety of other WirelessHD-enabled fixed, mobile, and portable products in the living room."

Read a related article at TMCnet: “ZyXEL Continues with More IPv6 Compliant Networking Solutions.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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