Radio spectrum to be used for wireless home cinema

Ofcom has given its permission for a small part of the radio spectrum to be used for wireless home cinema.

Wideband data transmission technology, which operates on the radio spectrum, allows high definition (HD) signals to be sent from set-top boxes and other video sources directly to a TV or monitor without the need for cables.

Ofcom has now introduced regulations which will allow this technology to be incorporated in home entertainment equipment without the need for a licence.

As well as allowing the transfer of high data rates within the home, the technology can also improve the safety of UK workers by monitoring movement in structures according to Ofcom.

DTG Staff  |  15.07.2009

Previous story  |  Next story