DVDO Air3 Delivers WirelessHD from HDMI, MHL Sources
The DVDO Air3 delivers full 1080p60 HD content from HDMI, DVI, and MHL-capable devices. Based on 60GHz WirelessHD 1.1 technology, the Air3 also has an HDMI 1.4 input and output, a MHL 2.0 input, support for 3D and 7.1 audio, and CEC passthrough.
Rachel Cericola · September 25, 2013
A lot of manufacturers are making it possible to get audio and video from point A to point B without wires. DVDO is taking that technology a step further with a new product known as the Air3 WirelessHD Adapter.
The Air3, which is on display at CEDIA Expo 2013 in booth #3727, can deliver full 1080p60 HD content from HDMI and DVI, as well as MHL-capable devices. That MHL support is the hook, making it possible to put video, games and more from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets right up on the big screen.
Based on 60GHz WirelessHD 1.1 technology, the Air3 also has an HDMI 1.4 input and output, a MHL 2.0 input, support for 3D and 7.1 audio, and CEC passthrough.
“Building on the award-winning first-generation DVDO Air, the Air3 adds support for MHL connectivity for mobile devices as well as DVI for commercial applications. Featuring the latest WirelessHD implementation further increases reliability and performance for installations where a cable is not desired or practical,” says C.H. Chee, general manager of DVDO. “Its sleek form factor is designed to conform to ultra-thin TVs and various mounting options make the entire setup process effortless.”
DVDO is selling the Air3 now, with an MSRP of $199.99.
DVDO is also showing its Matrix6 that can deliver 4K Ultra HD matrix switching to an AV setup. Designed for whole-house theater control systems, the Matrix6 can display two 4K sources simultaneously on two TVs or projectors. No extra source equipment is needed.
The Matrix6 has six HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs with 4K support. It also adds in two digital audio outputs and MHL connectivity for mirroring content from an MHL-enabled smartphone or tablet. Other features include a flash-free mode for switching inputs, 3D support, a USB port, and S/PDIF optical and coax outputs.
“Matrix6 is the ideal solution for any home theater setup with two displays, allowing consumers to enjoy a multi-screen experience and access to advanced video connectivity technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and MHL,” says Chee. “Adding Matrix6 to our growing line of video switching products validates our ongoing commitment to providing the latest in video connectivity solutions for residential and commercial applications.”
DVDO will start selling the Matrix6 sometime in the fourth quarter of 2013, with an MSRP of $499.99.
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