Panasonic unveils wireless HD video system

A worker sets up a display at the Panasonic booth, as exhibitors prepare for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 3, 2008. The 2008 CES runs January 7-10 and is expected to draw 150,000 attendees with over 1.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit space. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Matsushita Electric Industrial’s Panasonic unit said on Sunday it developed a system allowing consumers to send high-definition video to a television from a video player or gaming console without cables.

The system is based on a technology called “WirelessHD” that enables high-definition video transmission without compromising quality.

Users of the new technology could hang a high-definition television on a wall, far from a digital video recorder or disc player, without running wires between the products.

Panasonic did not give details on which of its products would be fitted with the technology, or when it would be widely available. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Companies including Panasonic, Intel Corp, LG Electronics Inc , Sony Corp, Samsung Electronics and SiBEAM Inc have been working together to develop the WirelessHD platform, hoping that it will become an industry standard.

Editing by Phil Berlowitz