Philips has announced that in early 1999 it will release the first consumer device to use the ShareWave digital wireless networking protocol. The Philips Ambi product includes a PCI card that will transmit computer video up to 150 feet to a television via a set top receiver. The set top box also relays keyboard and mouse commands back to the computer from the included IR keyboard. Ambi is based on ShareWave Digital Wireless technology which uses 2.4 Ghz spread spectrum radio to create a 4Mbs home network. This is a welcome step in the direction of the PC being an "Information Furnace" in your basement that you tap into from anywhere.
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