WiDi

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Intel WiDi
Intel WiDi logo.gif
The Intel WiDi Logo
Date invented 2006
Manufacturer Intel
Introduced 2010; 6 years ago (2010)[1][2][3]
Discontinued Yes
Type Wireless Display-Distribution System
Connection Wi-Fi Direct

Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, developed by Intel, enables users to stream music, movies, photos, videos and apps wirelessly from a compatible computer to a compatible HDTV or through the use of an adapter with other HDTVs. Intel WiDi supports HD 1080p video quality, 5.1 surround sound, and low latency for interacting with applications that are sent to the TV from a PC.

Using the Intel WiDi Widget users can perform different functions simultaneously on their PC and TV such as checking email on the PC while streaming a movie to the TV from the same device.[4]

WiDi has been supplanted by Miracast.

Version history[edit]

  • 2010 - WiDi 1.0 - Supports 720P[5]
  • 2011 - WiDi 2.0 - Supports 1080P[6]
  • 2012 - WiDi 3.0 - Supports 1080P @ 60 FPS[7]
  • September 2012 - WiDi 3.5 - Supports Windows 8, touch functionality, 1080p output, 3D content, HDCP2, Blu-ray, and USB devices and Miracast.[8]
  • 2013 - WiDi 4.0[citation needed]
  • 2014 - WiDi 4.1[9]
  • 2014 - WiDi 4.2 - 5Ghz WiFi support (with compatible receiver)[9]
  • 2015 - WiDi 5.1 - Supports 4k - Ultra HD displays.[10][11][12]
  • 2015 - WiDi 6.0[citation needed]
  • 2015 October- Discontinued - The marketing and development of WiDi applications have been discontinued by Intel. They cite the fact that Miracast standard is natively supported in the Microsoft Windows for wireless display capabilities with strong user experience.[13]

Miracast[edit]

In Intel Wireless Display version 3.5, the Miracast standard was supported.[14] Miracast is included in all Android 4.2+ smart phones.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Origins of WiDi Technology, 2011-01-25, Intel Free Press
  2. ^ How to Watch Video, Wirelessly, on Your TV Set, By Walter S. Mossberg, 2010-03-04, The Wall Street Journal
  3. ^ Intel Wireless Display (WiDi): The Hottest Sleeper Technology, By Cisco Cheng, 2010-01-09, PCMag.com
  4. ^ WiDi at Intel.com
  5. ^ CES 2010: Intel Announces WiDi HD Wireless Display Tech
  6. ^ Intel Insider & WiDi 2.0
  7. ^ Ivy Bridge Widi 3.0 brings 1080p 60 FPS, by Fuad Abazovic, 2012-04-11, fudZilla
  8. ^ Evolution of WiDi - Intel Wireless Display (WiDi): Another Cable Killer Hits Its Stride, By William Van Winkle, 2013-06-12, Tom's IT Pro
  9. ^ a b WiDi – Wireless Display Overview, Specifications, Testing and Demos, by Chippy, 2014-02-20, UMPCPortal
  10. ^ INTEL WIDI 5.1 SUPPORTS 4k, By emgain, 2015-01-09, New Gadget Release Date 2015
  11. ^ Intel brings next-gen 'Broadwell' processor tech to mainstream notebooks, desktops, By Mark Hachman, 2015-01-05, PCWorld, Intel’s WiDi wireless dispay technology has also improved: Version 5.1 includes gaming support, Pro features for manageability, and 4K resolutions.
  12. ^ WiDi actually works now, Intel executive says By Mark Hachman, 2015-01-05, PCWorld
  13. ^ "Intel® WiDi and Intel® Pro WiDi Applications Discontinued Notice". Intel. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  14. ^ Parrish, Kevin (19 September 2012). "Intel's New Wireless Display 3.5 Will Support Miracast". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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