D-Link MainStage WiDi TV adapter hits FCC
D-Link unveiled its MainStage WiDi TV adapter at CES this year, and yesterday the device made an appearance on the FCC. Well, D-Link’s MainStage WiDi TV adapter first debuted at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, but since then it has been nothing but as quiet as a church mouse. Nice to know that the device has finally made an appearance on the FCC yesterday, which should mean it is on its way to the market sooner rather than later.
The MainStage uses Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology to stream high definition video from a PC to a TV. The system includes a USB dongle and the MainStage TV adapter, pictured above. The TV adapter has HDMI and composite outputs, while the USB dongle will work with any PC with a 2nd generation Intel Core processor. The TV adapter will also work with computers that have native WiDi functionality.
As for the TV adapter that comes with HDMI and composite outputs, it will be accompanied by a USB dongle that will play nice with any computer equipped with a 2nd generation Intel Core processor. WiDi is billed as a convenient way to stream video from a PC to a TV. Several other vendors including Netgear and Toshiba offer WiDi products.
The MainStage is expected to launch in the first half of 2011. Pricing for the device has not yet been released.