Cisco has announced a device that wirelessly displays content from its Flip family of video recorders on standard and HD TVs.
FlipShare TV consists of a USB dongle, RF remote and base station. The dongle and base communicate via a "802.11n point-to-point proprietary interface" that operates in the 5 GHz band.
The dongle plugs into a compatible computer and allows Flip content stored on a Windows XP / Vista or Mac OS X system in a FlipShare library to be wirelessly streamed to the base station that is connected to a TV via either analog composite or HDMI.
Formats supported include SD AVI MPEG4 (640x480 at 30fps), SD MP4 H.264 (640x480 at 30 fps) and HD MP4 H.264 (1280x720 at 30fps). MOV and WMV files converted by FlipShare can also be played.
The product will be available shortly at an MSRP of $149.99.