New HDMI WiFi Extender offers Wireless Connection between Computer and Display, No Local Transmitter Required

HDMI over WiFi adapter streams video and audio over a wireless network connection to distances up to 180ft, with only a single hardware adapter installed at the display

Lockbourne, OH - June 19, 2013 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the release of an HDMI over WiFi Extender (WIFI2HD2) which enables a wireless connection to a display or projector over a Wireless-N or Wireless-G WiFi network. Unlike other wireless video systems which require that a receiver unit be installed on the display device as well as transmitter units at each video/audio source, the WIFI2HD2 is connected to the display or projector using an HDMI® cable and receives the High-Definition signal via a WiFi connection shared with each source.

The new HDMI-WiFi adapter supports up to 1080p display resolution (dependent on video card and monitor capability) as well as dual-channel stereo audio, over a wireless connection distance of up to 180ft on a WiFi network connection. Video performance will vary, depending on WiFi network speeds and traffic.

"The HDMI over WiFi Extender offers IT and A/V professionals a simple and efficient way to add screen-sharing capability to multiple PCs, where a hard-wired solution would normally be required" said John Mardinly, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s Audio-Video product line. "Any desktop or laptop PC that can support installation of the included software can share the display connected to the WIFI2HD2, over a WiFi connection. For settings such as boardrooms or meeting rooms, this is a major benefit because it means not having to install hardware transmitters for each computer that will be sharing the screen".

Features of StarTech.com’s new HDMI over WiFi Extender include:

  • Integrated USB port for mouse/keyboard connection
  • Compatible with Windows® 8 (32/64)/ 7 (32x64-bit)/ Vista (32/64)/ XP (32/64)
  • Optional RJ-45 Ethernet port for LAN connectivity
  • Compatible with Wireless-N (802.11n) and Wireless-G (802.11g) WiFi networks
  • Includes universal power adapter, suitable for use in North America, United Kingdom and EU

MSRP for StarTech.com’s WIFI2HD2 WiFi to HDMI adapter is $199.99 (USD) in the United States, $205.99 (CAN) in Canada and £159.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. The adapter is available from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI.

To learn more about the WIFI2HD2 wireless video adapter, please visit www.StarTech.com/WIFI2HD2. For more questions about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

About HDMI
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the industry-leading technology and de-facto standard connecting high-definition (HD) equipment, from HDTVs and personal computers to cameras, camcorders, tablets, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, smart phones, and just about any other device capable of sending or receiving an HD signal.

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