[opendtv] Re: News: WirelessHD Consortium

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 13:37:05 -0500

Bob Miller wrote:
Not so for 60 GHz which can cover a lot of ground from indoor networks
to last mile.
Tremendously high frequencies for last-mile applications have been available for a long time. At IBC this year, Fuji Television showed off a 120 GHz link with a range of about 2 km. Unfortunately, such systems have similar problems to optical links like the Canobeam; they are restricted to line of sight and are subject to bird fade.

The interesting (and challenging) thing about the proposed WirelessHD is how they get around the line-of-sight issues with smart antennas. Multiple beams crisscrossing the room and bouncing off walls? I look forward to learning more.


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