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HDMI Specification 2.1 Launches!

On November 28, 2017 the HDMI Forum announced the release of Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification and it’s just what the consumer electronics industry and tech enthusiasts have been waiting to hear. First announced earlier in the year, the news of the spec release has garnered attention around the world. With support for resolutions and refresh rates such as 4K120 and 8K60 including resolutions up to 10K, along with a series of features to enhance smoother and faster viewing and interactive gaming experiences, the future of entertainment is going to be super-immersive and stunningly beautiful.

And the big reveal – what is the name of the new 48G cable announced earlier? You can call that the Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable!

For a complete rundown of the specification features visit the overview page on our website: https://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_2_1/index.aspx 

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By | November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CEDIA 2017 Featured HDMI Training Classes and Panel

CEDIA 2017 featured HDMI products everywhere throughout the San Diego Convention Center. The commercial AV and custom integrator markets are the most in-the-know when it comes to HDMI technology. That’s because for many companies designing and installing HDMI-dependent systems is a critical part of the businesses. HDMI Licensing Administrator Inc. (HDMI LA) teamed up with CEDIA and provided the latest information through HDMI Master Integrator classes. CEDIA also hosted another opportunity for attendees with an HDMI Video Connectivity Hot Seat open panel featuring several HDMI technology authorities.

Also featured throughout the show were several displays showcasing cables from the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program. Premium HDMI Cables are relied upon for higher performance and value, and are the only cables to be tested and certified by HDMI Authorized Test Centers to ensure they support high-bandwidth enabled features. Every length of every model line is tested and certified and only Premium HDMI Cables are allowed to display and promote the official Premium HDMI Cable Authentication Label.

In the photo above: Jeff Park, HDMI LA Director of Technology, and David Meyer, CEDIA Director of Technical Curriculum

IFA 2017 Features HDMI Technologies Along with Launch of Premium USB Type-C to HDMI Cables

Back on the road again, the HDMI LA Team was demonstrating the latest HDMI technologies at the 2017 IFA in Germany. One of the highlights at June’s Computex show was a selection of USB Type-C to HDMI cables. Now at IFA that was augmented by the first of those cables to be part of the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program, and their packaging displayed the program’s unique authentication labels.

Also featured at the booth were demonstrations of HDMI Alt Mode enabled source devices connected to 4K HDMI displays with the new cables. These sources are able to utilize HDMI technology and features and also connect directly to HDMI displays without the need of adapters or converters. Information was also available for the upcoming HDMI 2.1 specification release.

Ongoing press briefing sessions and interviews were taking place at the booth, and HDMI Adopters and manufacturers scheduled meetings and dropped by to meet the HDMI LA team. The HDMI LA Team included: Rob Tobias, President and CEO; Jeff Park, Director of Technology; and Val Robbins, Marketing and Events Specialist.

Photo above: Rob Tobias shows off a selection of Premium HDMI Cables including top European brands HAMA and Avinity to the media.

By | September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Computex 2017 Showcases HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C with First Market-Ready Cables and Multiple Demos

The HDMI LA Team has a booth at Computex 2017 in Taipei and one of the highlights is a selection of USB Type-C to HDMI cables. Manufacturers with cables on display include Elka, Amphenol and Sure-Fire; and Computex attendees are excited these cables are ready to bring to market. Accessories such as cables have to be ready-to-go to support HDMI Alt Mode enabled devices as they get ready to launch in the near future.

Also featured at the booth are demonstrations of HDMI Alt Mode enabled source devices including a digital camcorder and a PC tablet connected to 4K HDMI displays with the new cables (photo above). These sources are able to utilize HDMI technology and features and also connect directly to HDMI displays without the need of adapters or converters.

Press briefing sessions and interviews are taking place at the booth, and HDMI Adopters and manufacturers are scheduling meetings and dropping by to meet the HDMI LA team. Available at the booth are: Rob Tobias, President and CEO; Jeff Park, Director of Technology; Val Robbins, Marketing and Events Specialist; Mike Ma, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Taiwan; Gwen Sun, Adopter Services.

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Ready to Market Packaging on Display at Computex

 

Jeff Park, Val Robbins, Mike Ma, Gwen Sun

By | May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program Continues to Expand In Commercial Integration Channel

Demonstrating the importance of high performance design, production and testing of products for the 4K ecosystem – Binary Premium HDMI Cables recently launched and are now available for the commercial integration channel. Brought to market by SnapAV, the Binary™ B6 Series Premium Certified HDMI Cables with Ethernet are one of the latest program entries to ensure delivery and compatibility of high bandwidth feature-rich 4K/UltraHD content.

Established in 2005 by custom installers and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 2,000 audio, video, surveillance and networking products for the residential and commercial integration market. For six years running, SnapAV has been named to the prestigious Inc. 500|5000, a list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. In addition to its Charlotte headquarters, SnapAV has operations in, Dallas, Fresno, Thousand Oaks and Taipei, with over 250 employees internationally.

Binary™ B6 Series Premium Certified HDMI Cables feature GripTek™ connector technology, flexible ultra-compliant jackets, and low-profile connectors.

HAMA Premium HDMI Cables Represented Across the European Market

We’re excited to see the successful roll-out of Premium HDMI Cables across Europe the last few months. HAMA is one of the world’s leading accessory manufactures and distributors specializing in several consumer product categories. Last summer they introduced its line of Premium HDMI Cables and now these products are represented throughout the European marketplace.

“This shows that customers are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to technology and have recognized that a 4K or Ultra HD device needs connection cables of the same high quality”, explains Armin Walter, Senior Product Manager at Germany-based Hama.

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HAMA Premium HDMI Cables Are Part of the Complete Line of HAMA Products

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Premium HDMI Cables Are Highlighted as part of the HAMA Display

The HAMA Premium HDMI Cables display the unique Premium HDMI Cable Certification anti-counterfeiting authentication labels, which give consumers and end users confidence their new HDMI cables were tested to ensure quality for delivering feature-rich 4K/UltraHD Content. Now you can find HAMA Premium HDMI cables at several European retailers.

Spotlight is on First USB Type-C to HDMI Cable at the HDMI Developers Conference. HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Brings Together Key Companies Elka International and Cypress Semi.

The HDMI DevCons in Shenzhen and Taipei took place the week of February 12 and featured the HDMI Premium Cable Certification Program and the latest on HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C.  Speakers represented Cypress Semiconductor, Granite River Labs, Tektronix, Teledyne Lecroy, Allion Labs, the UltraHD Alliance, and demonstrations included solutions from Panasonic and Elka.

ELKA International also announced that it has brought to market the first HDMI Alt Mode cable. The cable allows smartphones, digital cameras, set-top boxes and other HDMI-enabled sources with USB-C connectors to connect directly to displays with HDMI ports, including HD and 4K televisions. The Taiwanese company employed Cypress Semiconductors’ EZ-PD CCG3 USB-C controller, using its programmability to streamline firmware development and provide upgradeability.

As HDMI Alt Mode products get ready for market launch both Simplay Labs and Sony ATCs have announced they will begin HDMI Alt Mode testing in late March.

In The News:  http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/products/connectors/cypress-makes-hdmi-usb-c-possible-2017-02/

 

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    HDMI LA Team in Shenzhen – Jeff Park, Director of Technology; Maggie Wang, Marketing and Business Development Mgr. Shenzhen, Rob Tobias, President and CEO

Joint Promotion at CES 2017 Highlights Premium Experience

Ensuring the best performance for consumers of the latest UHD products is the shared mission of two important industry programs. In our HDMI Licensing Administrator (HDMI LA) booth we featured our Premium HDMI® Cable Certification Program with a display of some of our prominent cable manufacturer program participants; and we also featured a display from our promotional partner the UHD Alliance (UHDA) showing their Ultra HD Premium™ certified products.

Premium HDMI Cables on display featured Rocketfish, Vanco, Legrand, Panasonic, Liberty AV, and Belkin. The UHDA’s Ultra HD Premium demo displayed a Panasonic UltraHD Blu-ray player and Panasonic 4K/UHD TV. UHDA Promotions Group members Toshiroh Nishio and Dan Schinasi were on hand to show their demonstration.

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• Some of the world’s top Premium HDMI Cable manufactures were featured in the HDMI LA booth.
• UHDA Promotions Group Chairman Dan Schinasi displays the group’s Ultra HD Premium products

CES 2017 Features the First HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Solution

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. a leading USB-C™ supplier, announced the world’s first complete solution for USB-C to native HDMI® connections without adapters or converters. Based on Cypress EZ-PD™ USB-C controllers, the solution allows next-generation laptops, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other HDMI-enabled sources with USB-C connectors to connect directly to HDMI-enabled displays, including HD and 4K televisions, using only a simple USB-C to HDMI cable. The EZ-PD controllers all now support HDMI Alternate Mode for USB Type-C™, along with USB Type-C standard support for audio, video and data protocols, as well as USB Power Delivery (PD) for fast charging.

Michael Miskho, Marketing Director Sr, Cypress Semiconductor Corp, demonstrates HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C at the HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. booth LVCC South Hall 1 20930

By | January 6th, 2017|HDMI Adopters, HDMI In the News, HDMI Type-C|0 Comments

Vanco Continues Premium HDMI Cable Distributor Training

Vanco International is a key partner for the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program,  and continues its national training events with more sessions listed below. Their sessions are for both ADI and SES distribution groups, with the SES session titled “Everything you need to know about installing HDMI A/V systems in residential and commercial applications”.  New schedule:

Dec. 8 – ADI Lenexa, KS

Dec. 13 – SES Austin, TX

Dec. 15 – SES Dallas, TX

For more information on Vanco Premium HDMI Cables:  http://vanco1.com/catalog/HDMI_249/Certified-Premium-High-Speed-HDMI-Cables-with-Ethernet_1546