TVs Join The Wireless Grid

Now that Wi-Fi wireless networking technology is starting to speed up to 54 megabits per second and beyond, wireless connections will soon be suitably fast enough to carry high-quality video streams stored either locally on a home PC or server, or directly from the Internet itself.

Sony has been talking about its plans to bring network connections to its many home appliances for about a year, though it has thrown its lot in with IEEE 802.11a, a variant of wireless networking technology that isn’t compatible with Wi-Fi. An interesting new plasma TV screen from KiSS Technology may provide a hint of what to expect in the coming year. []

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