By >Daimaou - G.G-B
[CEBIT 2011] Fujitsu and SUPA show off wireless powered and cord-free monitor
Good lord finally someone did it! Yeah I am not ashamed to admit that I hate cables and I am sure that I am not the only one in this situation and looking forward to get a real wireless monitor! But just wait a second; what about a fully wireless monitor that will not requite any power cable and video cable? You think I am too far off? Well guess what someone did it and this someone is nonetheless than Fujitsu!
In cooperation with SUPA, Fujitsu introduced at Cebit this year a full Wireless 22” display! Using WUSB or Wireless USB, SUPA and Fujitsu where capable to “stream” enough juice (25W) to create the magic of a totally wireless screen.
While this technology was fully operational there are still many years of work to be done to get a fully finish product, indeed the device we had in hands had sometimes difficulty to smoothly stream video as well as some occasional flickers, but the killer here is that the screen need to be relatively close to the WUSB emitter in order to work. Still this is quiet an achievement an maybe within 2 to 3 years we may have the pleasure to get one of these screen at home!
Incorporating wireless power technology developed by The Fraunhofer Institute and partners within a German research project funded by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Fujitsu proof-of-concept display is completely portable, cable-free, and the world’s first display using wireless to provide both the power and the signal for the screen. The technology paves the way for “park and play” computing, where displays are powered simply by being placed on a desktop or conference table hot-spot.
Wireless 22-inch Fujitsu displays are powered by SUPA technology (Smart Universal Power Antenna), drawing power via magneto-induction from transmitter antenna that can be built-in to desks or office panels. The smart-power antenna is concentrated on a hot-spot and the technology is completely safe, just like induction-based kitchen hobs and electric toothbrush chargers. The display receives picture images via wireless USB from a desktop or notebook, with a range of up to 10 meters.
At CeBIT, a futuristic office desk featuring the wireless display, designed by the furniture company Euskirchen, will receive a Universal Design Award 2011 . The Consumer Favorite category award will be handed over at 12:00 on Wednesday, March 2, at CeBIT in hall 19.
Says Rajat Kakar , Senior Vice Pr esident Workplace Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions: “We are planning to introduce the first models incorporating totally wireless power technology to our LED-backlit display range within the next year. This is another technology innovation from Fujitsu, following on from our 0-Watt PCs and displays. In operation, there’s no difference in quality from the desktop image – except that we’ve consigned cables to the history books of display technology.”
Pricing and regional availability for the truly wireless Fujitsu displays is still to be determined and will be revealed at the commercial product launch.