WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) is a new standard for wireless high-definition (HD) video connectivity. It provides a high-quality, uncompressed wireless link which can support delivery of equivalent video data rates of up to 3Gbps (including uncompressed 1080p) in a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band, conforming to worldwide 5GHz spectrum regulations. Range is beyond 100 feet, through walls, and latency is less than one millisecond.

WHDI enables new opportunities for consumers to connect their A/V devices and to consume content. With a range that spans the whole home, WHDI allows users to connect any source in the home to any display. With WHDI, the TV in the living room can show movies from the Blu-Ray player in the bedroom, the kitchen TV can display the contents of the PC in the home office, and a game can be enjoyed on the basement projector without moving the gaming console from the kids’ bedroom. This is the first standard to enable universal, codec-independent, multi-room HD video connectivity through the delivery of uncompressed HD video using a revolutionary video modem approach that supports whole home coverage.

WHDI specifies the transmission of HD video as well as audio and control. A comprehensive WHDI control protocol will allow users to control their A/V devices from any point in the home. With practically no latency, users can play video games using the WHDI link and route the video and audio separately without the risk of encountering lip-sync issues.

WHDI is the new wireless High Definition video standard that will change the way people use Audio/Video devices in the home. WHDI is the first and only standard that enables top-quality wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home, allowing consumers to connect any source in the home to any display.

WHDI Consortium was formed by Amimon, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and LG Electronics.