5 thoughts on “802.11n To Win The Wireless HD Video Sweepstakes”

  1. Hi Om,

    Although 802.11n is going to be a revolutionary technology for applications where mobility is required (laptops, hand-held devices, etc), there is a consensus among IPTV Telco service providers that wired technologies are a better choice for HD video delivery, specially to/from stationary devices like TVs, DVRs, Blu-Ray players, etc.

    The most important technology targeting wired video networking is the G.hn standard from ITU: G.hn is a next-generation standard, capable of operating over any home wiring (power lines, phone lines and coaxial cable) and with the possibility of achieving line data rates as high as 1 Gbit/s [http://blog.ds2.es/ds2blog/2009/04/how-fast.html]

    G.hn is promoted by the HomeGrid Forum [http://www.homegridforum.org] and is supported by a large number of silicon vendors, Telecom Service Providers and CE vendors.

  2. Chano,

    I agree the G.hn standard is very interesting but for me the BPL (broadband over powerline) will be best routed via visible light communication using LED’s. This (to me) is more ‘the next generation’. Bandwidth is in the Gbits/s area.

    Although we are early in this development, the technology will be available within a few years (not decades). I think that moving to a spectrum that does not create potential harmful electromagnetic radiation is the way we will move. The visible spectrum operates in wavelengths that have no effects to people (since they are light) whilst the arguments against cellphones, Wi-Fi and cellphone mast radiation is building to a point that medical effects are being looked into and people becoming extremely concerned.

    In terms of a home based network system, LED based connectivity will be able to offer massive bandwidth as well as light, decreasing electricity charges (as the LED’s are more efficient) and will help promote a ‘green’ eco friendly alternative.

    If anybody wants more information on this subject I will give my details to Om.

  3. One thing against 802.11n — despite the throughputs, the quality of the signal is almost always a game of chance. I constantly grapple with that in my apartment and have to switch to hardwired ethernet to transfer big files or watch video off my Buffalo Linkstation Mini.

    Hey Om – We can take your pain away…let us get you one of our 802.11n boxes and you should see these problems disappear.

    Hope this finds you well.



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