New Ultra Thin HDTVs From Hitachi to Employ Tzero Ultra Wideband Technology for Wireless Video
Partnership Marks Groundbreaking UWB Video Solution by Japanese Manufacturer
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tzero Technologies today announced that consumer technology giant, Hitachi Ltd. (Nasdaq:HIT) has selected its ultra wideband (UWB) technology to enable wireless HD video for its highly-touted and much anticipated Ultra Thin (UT) HDTV series. Tzero’s advanced entertainment networking technology will eliminate cables and dramatically simplify the connections between the sleek new Hitachi displays and other home audio/video components. The new display series, which debuted at CES 2008, is now available at leading Japanese retail outlets.
“After carefully evaluating a number of wireless video technologies, only Tzero’s UWB implementation could provide the video quality and performance that is required for our demanding UT customer base.”
"Hitachi UT HDTVs are bringing together some of the most advanced technology in the industry, designed to improve the viewing experience from every angle and with market-leading image quality,” said Masanori Yoshino, General Manager Products Strategy Digital AV Products Division at Hitachi. “After carefully evaluating a number of wireless video technologies, only Tzero’s UWB implementation could provide the video quality and performance that is required for our demanding UT customer base.”
With Tzero technology, Hitachi UT HDTVs will be able to receive high-definition video wirelessly from any HDMI™ equipped audio/video component. The wireless connection can deliver transmission speeds of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) to support even the most stringent demands of high-definition video and IPTV. Additionally, Tzero’s platform is based on standards from the WiMedia Alliance and is guaranteed to coexist and interact with other WiMedia-compliant devices.
“Hitachi is one of the leading brands in the HDTV market because of their constant drive to push the envelope of innovation and technology,” said Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, founder and CEO of Tzero. “By incorporating Tzero’s UWB solution, Hitachi is solidifying its leadership position and giving consumers cutting-edge HDTV.”
About Tzero Technologies, Inc.
Tzero Technologies is the leader in wireless video. The company's advanced ultra wideband technology can connect a range of A/V components -- displays, set-top boxes, digital video recorders and more -- without cabling throughout the home. Founded in 2003, Tzero is backed by tier-one venture partners, including August Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Miven Venture Partners, OVP, USVP and VentureTech Alliance. Tzero is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit Tzero online at www.Tzerotech.com.