Airtame, a Danish start-up, has developed a wireless technology that can transmit video and audio from a PC, Mac or handheld device to your TV via a small dongle. Airtame has raised more than $1.25 million since the end of November. The product will be release this summer.
Airtame is wireless picture & audio
Several wireless video technologies already exist, including Airplay, Miracast, DLNA, and Chromecast, but all of them are limited to select products and brands. Airtame want that to change. Their technology runs over your existing WiFi network and works on PC (Windows), Mac, Linux, as well as iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Raspberry Pi.
Airtame can wirelessly transfer picture and audio to the TV screen or another PC. It requires you to install software on the device that you want to stream from, and insert an Airtame TV dongle in your TV. That is all you need. It is possible to duplicate and extend your desktop wirelessly, and you can also stream the wireless signal to several TV or monitors at the same time.
Airtame says that their technology has very low latency, which makes it useable for games, movies, and regular desktop use at home as well as in offices and class rooms. It supports up to 1080p resolution and stereo sound.
Success at CES and indiegogo
Airtame has been in development since 2011 and in November 2013 they officially launched a crowdfunding campaign at indiegogo. The funding campaign has just ended after 2 months.
The indiegogo campaign helped the Danish start-up raise an impressive $1,268,148 USD. The project was also awarded the best start-up at CES 2014.
Airtame will launch as a beta product in March, and the plan is to release the final product this summer for $99 USD. You can pre-order from www.airtame.com.