New vendor Q-waves has announced a pair of extender devices that use ultra wideband wireless technology.
One transmits video from a PC or laptop to a display or projector, while the second extends a USB 2.0 connection wirelessly to devices such as printers, scanners and external hard drives.
Available from the end of October, the kit is designed for simplicity, according to the firm. The master unit and receiver are already paired up so there is no need for any complicated configuration. Both use ultra wideband to communicate at speeds up to 500Mbit/s within a 10 metre range.
The Q-waves Wireless USB AV Kit allows users to stream video from any PC with a USB 2.0 port directly to a receiver that plugs into a HDMI or VGA connector on a high-definition TV or projector.
Users can choose to replicate their PC screen, or treat the wireless screen as a second display, according to Q-waves.
Meanwhile, the Q-Waves Wireless USB Data Kit operates as a USB extender, allowing users to wirelessly link to self-powered USB 2.0 enabled devices, such as printers, scanners, external hard drives, DVD and CD players, as well as iPod docking stations.
Q-waves director Dave Johnson said that the connected home has been a dream for years, but that configuration has always been a problem.
"The Q-waves range aims to give consumers the opportunity to choose exactly what they want connected, and allows them to do it with ease," he said.
The Wireless USB Data Kit is expected to cost £69.99, while the Wireless USB AV Kit is priced at £99.99. The products will be available from Amazon, PC World, Currys, Maplin and Play.com.
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