Interop Japan: Metalink to Demo Streaming HD via WLAN

Metalink is showing its WLANPlus chipset, a technology based on the 802.11n standard, at Interop Japan in Tokyo this week (June 5-9). The demos include delivery of HD over wireless LAN (local area network) at wireline quality, according to a Metalink statement.

The firm said WLANPlus is designed to enable high throughput for rich content; it said the emerging 802.11n standard represents significantly more range compared with the older 802.11a or 802.11g.

WLANPlus was devised to meet the growing need of wireless A/V streaming and high-speed data. The company said it is exhibiting very high data rates in "true indoor environments" at the Tokyo show, while also supporting WiFi interoperability.

The high throughput wireless interface is suitable for an array of consumer products such a HD, set-top boxes, media adaptors and DVRs, Metalink said.