Haier and Metalink Develop Networked Electronics
Mar 14, 2006
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Chinese appliance company Haier Corporation, and Metalink Ltd. (Yakum, Israel), provider of wireless and wireline broadband solutions, will together development consumer electronics products with in-home wireless multimedia networking capability. The wireless networking will be based on the emerging IEEE 802.11n standard.

Haier exhibited concept products based on Metalink WLANPlus™ technology during the January, 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The demonstrations consisted of multiple videos streaming between media servers and several high-definition TVs.

Haier will integrate the 802.11n technology into TVs, digital video recorders (DVRs), DVD units, and other consumer electronics.

Haier is a member and secretary-general of the China home network standard industry alliance, ITophome. Haier is one of the primary writers of the ITophome standard, Digital TV Receiving Device & Home Network Platform. ITophome is authorized and was recommended as the standard in the industry in China in June, 2005 by the Ministry of Information Industry. Under the new networking initiative, Haier says it is boosting the home network standard to an international level.

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