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StarTech.com Wireless HD Extender Kit
StarTech's retrofit friendly Wireless HD Extender Kit transmits 1080p video and as many as seven channels of surround sound distances as far as 100 feet.

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StarTech.com is pricing the its Wireless HD Extender Kit at $330, and it supports HD video and surround sound.
January 18, 2013 | by CI Staff

A few years ago it never seemed possible, but amazingly through the rapid development of wireless technologies it is now possible to build a state-of-the-art home theater or commercial A/V system without the bulk of cabling.

The Skinny: The latest solution to hit the market that provides homeowners and business owners the ability to own a state-of-the-art or A/V system that doesn’t use long HDMI cabling runs is the new Wireless HD Extender Kit from StarTech.

The Specs: The Midwestern-based manufacturer says the kit employs the Wireless High Definition Interface (WHDI) standard which operates on the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum. StarTech says the system includes a transmitter and receiver, and it doesn’t require any drivers or other type of software support. The company also points out the system is able to transmit 1080p signals with 7.1 digital audio distances up to 100 feet (30 meters).

Solutions: StarTech says the Wireless HD Extender Kit can be used in boardrooms, classrooms and digital signage systems. In the residential market, the company adds, electronics professionals can install it in home theaters.

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