Warpia intros USB-based wireless display videoconferencing

Warpia introduces a new wireless display product called ConnectHD, which works based on a wireless USB standard.

ConnectHD is a new wireless display technology that makes it possible to mirror a computer's display on a big-screen TV.
ConnectHD is a new wireless display technology that makes it possible to mirror a computer's display on a big-screen TV. Warpia

Warpia announced today another wireless display product, the ConnectHD (model SWP400VC).

Unlike existing wireless display standards, such as Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) or WHDI from Amimon , which support only audio and video, ConnectHD can also handle videoconferencing and can work with any computer that has a USB 2.0 (or later) port.

The ConnectHD wireless display kit from Warpia
The ConnectHD wireless display kit from Warpia Warpia

The device has two separate parts. One is a compact USB adapter, about the size of a cellular USB modem, to be connected to a computer. The other is a larger receiver with a built-in wide-angle, 720p HD camera, and an HMDI connector to be connected to a large display, such as an HDTV.

Warpia says that the package also includes a multidirectional microphone and can be used for making video calls, playing back digital content, and displaying video games on an HDTV. It basically mirrors everything you see on a computer's screen on the big TV.

The ConnectHD supports HD up to 1080p and can handle a wireless distance between the computer and the big screen of up to 30 feet. The device uses the wireless USB 1.0 standard and supports Windows computers only.

Warpia says that it will be demoing the ConnectHD at CES 2012. The ConnectHD is available now, costing about $200.

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