Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Qualcomm Atheros and EDIMAX intro high-performance video-over-wireless bridge

PARIS, FRANCE & SAN JOSE, USA: Qualcomm Atheros Inc., the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., and EDIMAX Technology, a leading provider of networking solutions, announced the availability of a new carrier-grade video-over-wireless (VoW) bridge based on the Qualcomm Atheros AR9580 chip at the Broadband World Forum conference in Paris, France. The EDIMAX WV-A900APN enables seamless, carrier-grade multi-HD video streaming throughout the home and is ideal for glitch-free in-home video services distribution.

Qualcomm Atheros' three-stream 802.11n solutions are optimized for high-performance VoW applications. The AR9580 integrates Qualcomm Atheros' signal-sustain technology to virtually eliminate packet loss, thereby minimizing latency and providing error-free transmissions. The resulting bridge provides a better experience for end users due to a number of quality-of-service enhancements, including transmit buffering, video stream optimization and range improvement.

The new EDIMAX WV-A900APN VoW bridge offers a superior combination of range, performance and energy efficiency at a very competitive cost point, helping customers to accelerate time-to-market of their video streaming products by using this highly integrated solution.

"The new EDIMAX VoW bridge highlights the remarkable power and performance capabilities of the Qualcomm Atheros AR9580 solution," said Patrick Ribardiere, director of product management, networking business unit, Qualcomm Atheros. "Integrating Qualcomm Atheros' VoW technology with EDIMAX's networking capabilities provides new opportunities for carriers looking to strengthen and expand their abilities to wirelessly deliver next-generation video content."

"EDIMAX is excited about this great opportunity to work with Qualcomm Atheros to increase the availability of wireless HD video in the home," said Leon Lin, VP of EDIMAX. "We believe the new VoW bridge will help to make wireless HD video a reality for a broader group of users, as our carrier customers can now more quickly deliver services with exponentially better streaming performance."

The EDIMAX WV-A900APN VoW bridge is available now. Qualcomm Atheros will be demonstrating its VoW technology at the Broadband World Forum, September 27-29 in Paris, France.

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