Veebeam Does 1080p Wireless USB to HDTV PC Display Mirroring


Looks like Alereon-based wireless display solutions (and Intel WiDi to an extent) have some new competition. Unlike the other guys who can only handle up to 720p video, the new $139 Veebeam HD provides 1080p PC display mirroring and video “play-to” support to your HDTV via its wireless HDMI receiver. If you’re more of an SD kind of guy, Veebeam is also selling an SD model for $99 (comparison chart). Both units work with Windows Vista/7 and Mac OS X, but require a computer loaded with an Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel i3/5/7 processor to properly handle pushing a 1080p stream over wireless USB. Use cases: Watching online content from sources like Hulu on your TV from your laptop; Zapping a ripped movie on your PC for playback to your TV; Surfing the Web on your TV using your laptop’s keyboard and touchpad.

Laptop Entertainment, Supersized to the TV

Veebeam is Launched In the US and Europe at $99 USD/99 GBP/109 EUR

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LONDON, Sept. 14 — Veebeam, a wireless company dedicated to bringing Internet video content to every TV, has announced today at the DEMO Fall 2010 conference in Santa Clara, a revolutionary 1080p HD media player named Veebeam that offers the easiest, most affordable, way to wirelessly stream anything from your laptop to your TV. Internet-delivered movies, sports websites, photos and more can now be shared on any HDTV.

“Veebeam is the only product on the market that doesn’t pre-define the viewer’s experience. It is what we like to define as ‘content agnostic’ – anything from the Internet can be viewed on the TV.  The market interest has been incredible – Veebeam is going to enhance home entertainment, and help people to make the most of the Internet,” said Andrew Vought, Veebeam CEO.

In a world where individuals use the Internet on a daily basis to access endless entertainment options but are limited by the small screen and weak speakers of a laptop, Veebeam gives every broadband consumer the freedom to share their favorite content with others directly on their TV’s big screen.  No other product on the market offers an equivalent high-quality experience at such an affordable price, enabling the consumer to maximize the investment in their laptop without replacing their current TV.

In order to address consumer need, Veebeam is built to allow users to play any TV shows and movies from popular streaming sites without restrictions. Aside from being content agnostic, the device is also built on industry standard technology and works on most modern PCs and Macs.  The key features are:

  • Easy to use – Just plug the Veebeam antenna into a laptop’s USB port and it begins streaming the desktop to the TV. Depending on what’s being viewed, users can switch between the ‘Screencasting’ mode, best for sharing websites or photos, and the ‘Play-To’ mode, to enjoy highest video quality and the ability to multi-task.
  • Affordable – Starting at $99 USD/99 GBP/109 EUR, Veebeam lets users make the most of their existing HDTV and laptop.
  • Looks great – Veebeam outputs up to 1080p video. Digital media files have never looked better on an HDTV.
  • Compatible – Veebeam software works on laptops running Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Mac OSX 10.5 & 10.6.
  • Plays anything – If a PC can play it, Veebeam can play it on a TV – anything from TV shows and movies streamed on Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and YouTube, to downloaded video and personal photos.
  • Secure wireless USB – Veebeam creates a secure point-to-point wireless connection between a laptop and a TV. Wireless USB is more powerful than traditional WiFi because it offers more bandwidth, better security and less interference in an in-room environment.

Veebeam can be ordered starting today through the company’s three online stores (US, UK, Europe) which are accessible throughwww.veebeam.com.  The product is available in two versions, Veebeam SD and Veebeam HD. Veebeam HD includes the same composite A/V outputs as the Veebeam SD but also includes HDMI, Digital Audio and 2 USB ports.

Availability and Pricing

Veebeam is available in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe from the company’s website (www.veebeam.com), and soon on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

  • Veebeam SD | $99 USD, 99 GBP (VAT included) & 109 EUR (VAT included)
  • Veebeam HD | $139 USD, 139 GBP (VAT included) & 149 EUR (VAT included)

For further information: www.veebeam.com

ABOUT VEEBEAM

Veebeam, Inc., is dedicated to bringing Internet video content to every TV. The company was created by the 2008 merger of Staccato Communications (San Diego, CA) and Artimi (Cambridge, UK), and has offices in Burlingame (CA), Cambridge (UK), andBangalore (IN).  Veebeam, Inc. is privately held and venture backed by several leading technology investors including Amadeus Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Oak Investment Partners, and Vision.

The Veebeam team includes industry veterans with vast experience in bringing to market a wide array of consumer hardware – including wired and wireless Internet connectivity products.  CEO Andy Vought is a 30-year veteran of semiconductor and technology companies, with a track record of building market leading businesses and successful teams.

About DEMO

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business  For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.




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2 Reactions to “Veebeam Does 1080p Wireless USB to HDTV PC Display Mirroring”


  1. Jon Fritts says:

    Can you stream the other way from video source to PC and does software allow recording

  2. Rich Stroman says:

    How can they achieve HD video transmission over a wireless connection when the USB port on a computer will not support HD TV bandwidths (including audio)?