HDMI In the News

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

 

HDMI Founders Gather to Support the HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Announcement

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C was announced September 1 with a series of press events around the world in Berlin, Taipei, Beijing and Tokyo. The events brought together top consumer, business and industry media and featured a demonstration of an HDMI-enabled laptop with USB Type-C connected directly to an HDMI display using the new USB Type-C to HDMI cable.

 

The Tokyo event also featured some of the biggest and most influential consumer electronics manufacturers, as it brought together representatives from all of the HDMI Founders to show their support for this launch. They were able to meet the press and lend their expertise in answering questions about HDMI Alt Mode, and their presence highlighted the importance of this new HDMI specification release.

 

In the photograph from left to right:

 

Toshiba— Jun Sato

Technicolor—Nour-Eddine Tazine

Sony Corporation—Kei Matsubayashi

Philips—Chris Buma

Panasonic—Naoshi Usuki

Lattice Semiconductor— Shigeaki Takehara

Hitachi Maxell, Ltd—Hitoaki Owashi

Hitachi Maxell, Ltd—Manabu Katsuki

By | September 22nd, 2016|HDMI In the News, HDMI Type-C|0 Comments

HAMA Launches Premium HDMI Cables at IFA in Berlin

The HDMI Premium Cable Certification Program continues to grow across the world as HAMA introduced a new line of Premium HDMI cables at the IFA show in Berlin. HAMA is one of the world’s leading accessory manufactures and distributors specializing in several consumer product categories. With all the brick and mortar and online retailers HAMA represents you can expect to see more Premium HDMI Cables available across Europe and in HAMA’s other sales regions. The new line is comprised of three product lengths – 0.75m, 1.50m, and 3.00m.

 

As HAMA’s IFA press information states…. “Whoever buys a 4K or ultra HD terminal device attaches great importance to quality. Many people, however, forget or refuse to believe that the connection cable is equally important. If you want to fully benefit from the transmission quality and in order to be prepared for future generations of high-quality devices you should choose a HDMI cable with the official HDMI Premium logo.” We agree.

 

Pictured are the new packaging as well as the Premium HDMI cable display at IFA.

By | September 15th, 2016|HDMI Cables, HDMI In the News|0 Comments

Premium HDMI Cables Demonstrated in Custom Home Theater Showrooms

Demonstrating some of the first Premium HDMI Cables on the market, Tony Probst, owner of Audio Video Integration (AVi) in Marin is seen here using the cables with some of his high-performance systems. The Premium HDMI Cables were demonstrated in multiple set-ups that utilize some of the latest HDMI-enabled features. AVi and Tony have been specializing in a wide variety of home technologies including audio, video, control and automation systems since 1985. A leader in the San Francisco Bay Area custom installation and integration community; Tony is a master of calibration and has received endorsements from David Dolby and many other highly satisfied customers of AVi’s high-performance systems and custom installations.

By | March 3rd, 2016|HDMI Adopters, HDMI Cables, HDMI In the News|0 Comments

Premium High Speed HDMI Cable Program Launches

HDMI® Licensing, LLC is pleased to announce the official launch of a brand new testing program for Adopters called the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program. The is a proactive initiative designed to help ensure that consumers, who connect their devices with these cables, will be able to leverage the full capacity of HDMI High Speed Cables; particularly when viewing the new generation of feature-rich 4K/UltraHD content that is becoming more readily available.

This program allows Adopters to further differentiate their HDMI cable offerings from cable products from manufacturers who do not adhere to the HDMI Specification.

Program Overview:

  • This program includes best-practices design notes, as well as an expanded set of cable testing requirements. These tests are in addition to the standard certification tests that all High-Speed HDMI cables must pass.
  • This is an optional program for HDMI Adopters to design and certify that their High-Speed HDMI Cables that are compliant with the current HDMI Specifications, to ensure that they provide the optimum performance that’s needed for 4K/UltraHD content.
  • Under this program, Participants will test their HDMI cables at an HDMI Authorized Testing Center (ATC) to certify that their HDMI cables can reliably support the full 18Gbps bandwidth of the HDMI 2.0a Specification, which is what is typically needed for the most advanced video formats such as 4K/UltraHD, a wide color gamut, and High Dynamic Range (HDR).
  • The Program also incorporates brand new testing guidelines for EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) levels to minimize unwanted interference with wireless signals in today’s connected devices. This is new set of tests that historically have not been required in certifying HDMI cables within the HDMI Authorized Testing Centers.
  • Cables that meet the testing requirements and are registered with HDMI Licensing, LLC, can be branded and promoted as Premium High-Speed HDMI Cables or Premium High-Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet.
  • Given the need for increased protection against counterfeit cables, we are taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of counterfeiting by making available a tamper-proof, anti-counterfeit label that Adopters can incorporate into the product packaging for these new HDMI products.
  • Consumers shopping for these new Premium High Speed HDMI Cables will find that approved cables carry a unique anti-counterfeit label to clearly differentiate them from other HDMI cables. (See the sample) Combined with a downloadable mobile app that scans the label, this labeling allows manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers to validate the authenticity of Premium High Speed HDMI Cables.
  • Border patrol and customs agencies around the world responsible for policing counterfeit products can use this anti-counterfeit technology to prevent counterfeit and unlicensed products from reaching the market.
  • HDMI Adopters who wish to participate in this new program can sign up via the HDMI Adopter extranet, and participating HDMI ATCs are ready to accept cables for testing.

For additional information on the Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable program, please click here.

By | October 5th, 2015|HDMI Adopters, HDMI Cables, HDMI In the News|0 Comments

HDMI® Licensing, LLC appoints Rob Tobias as President

We are excited to announce that HDMI® Licensing, LLC has appoints Rob Tobias as President. Rob will lead licensing, compliance, enforcement, and marketing initiatives for the HDMI Specification, the de-facto standard for connecting HD and feature-rich 4K/UltraHD devices.

“With over four billion HDMI-enabled devices shipped to date, HDMI connectivity is the leading solution for consumer electronics products. However, manufacturers and consumers have many more connectivity options today. It’s critical that the HDMI Specification and ecosystem continue to address the evolving needs of an extremely broad market. I look forward to working with the HDMI Founders, the HDMI Forum, and our Adopters. Together, we can continue to grow the ecosystem, and ensure HDMI connectivity remains the interface of choice,” said Tobias.

Prior to joining HDMI Licensing, LLC, Rob was the President of the MHL Consortium. In addition, he was a Senior Director at Silicon Image (now Lattice Semiconductor), where he was deeply involved in the development of the company’s HDMI semiconductors, IP products, and its wired interface roadmap. He was also the Vice Chair of the Marketing Working Group for the HDMI Forum, Inc. the non-profit, mutual benefit corporation tasked with developing future versions of the HDMI Specification.

Welcome Rob! (@UHDRob)

By | September 29th, 2015|HDMI In the News, New Appointments|0 Comments