In-Stat analysts believe WHDI, Wireless HD and UWB have little chance of taking off, they believe the wireless HD video transfer market will be dominated by 802.11n WiFi.
“802.11n is the next generation of the immensely popular Wi-Fi family. It promises data rates above 100Mbps and is backwards compatible. The installed base of Wi-Fi is immense, and effectively includes all mobile PCs, many mobile phones and a wide variety of CE devices,” said Brian O’Rourke, an In-Stat analyst.
According to the research firm, 802.11n Wi-Fi technology will dominate the wireless HD video market, at least for the next several years. Three other technologies are competing in this space – Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI), WirelessHD (WiHD), and Ultrawideband (UWB) – have not been implemented into any significant amount of devices and will not become mainstream until the “standard war” is resolved.