Multi-stream, multi-room wireless HDTV system becomes reality
ProVision, the company that's already cracked how to wirelessly stream a HDMI signal around your house has, the company confirmed to Pocket-lint, managed to expand the system to stream four signals via a single box.
Although the system is not yet commercially available, the AXAR2010 claims to be the world’s first wireless, quad channel, multi-room HD video system.
What that means to television fans at home is that the set top box of the future could service the whole house, when it comes to watching television, rather than relying on separate boxes in separate rooms.
On show at the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone Colorado from the 15 August, the AXAR2010 can simultaneously stream four independent 1080p HD video channels over a standard 5GHz 802.11n wireless network throughout a home.
"AXAR software technologies are sold under an IP licensing model and will be integrated into set top boxes, TVs, DVD players and media routers from major consumer electronics manufacturers and multinational OEMs", Steve Cliffe, CEO of ProVision told Pocket-lint.
The technology’s introduction means, for the first time, a household will be able to watch HD content streamed from four different sources in the living room - for example two live HDTV channels, a Blu-ray movie and a recorded TV programme on the PVR - and watch them simultaneously in any room in the home.
There is no word as to when the technology will be available, however, in a previous interview with Pocket-lint, the company said that it was talking to major players in both the UK and the US.