Video Streaming-Wireless Local Distribution Technologies and Markets
Streaming media usage has grown exponentially over the past few years, both for entertainment purposes and as a vehicle for organizations to market, sell, and support their products and services, as well as for internal communications and training. For many such organizations, streaming video has transitioned from a "nice to have" curiosity to a mission critical technology. Streaming media has become an integral part of the Internet experience for both consumers and enterprise users.
The streaming video content market is growing; some analysts predict that the size of this market can reach more than $3.5B in 2015.
This report addresses markets and technologies for uncompressed streaming video/audio (A/V) wireless local distribution (usually in a single room). Such communications between PCs, smartphones, displays and similar devices require usually gigabits per second transmission rates, lower latency and other characteristics that can be supported by some evolving and existing technologies.
Several developed technologies and their markets are analyzed and compared to present a rich landscape of transmission methods, which can differ in such main properties as the transmission band, speed of transmission and implementation specifics. The report reflects the industry trend towards a wider use of Wi-Fi broadband technologies for the discussed purposes.
Particular, the following transmission technologies have been addressed:
WirelessHD: 60 GHz radio technology originally introduced by SiBeam. The standard was developed by the WirelessHD Alliance.
IEEE 802.11ad – 60 GHz WLAN.
WHDI – based on the Amimon development: 5 GHz technology.
WIDI – developed by Intel.
The report provides the in-depth market analysis segmented by technologies and supported by the industry experts. It also collects the surveys of multiple industry players’ portfolios.
The major trend emphasized by this report is that the Wi-Fi innovations (particular 802.11ad, 802.11ac and future 802.11ax and other) will lead the addressed in the report market segment. It is envisioned that similar to 802.11 a,b,g,n embedded electronics that can be found in all major CE devices, the next generation of broadband Wi-Fi will allow to add streaming uncompressed A/V to the arsenal of supported wireless signals. More than that, the industry sees great potentials in utilization of tri-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz) devices. The Wi-Fi is winning due to ubiquity of this technology and a huge existing industry.
The report is developed for a wide audience of technical and marketing specialists that work in related segments of telecom and IT industries.