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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

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Launched at IFA Berlin

The HDMI Licensing team demonstrated HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C at the IFA ShowStoppers press event in Berlin on September 1. This coincided with the release of the global press announcement on the new specification. HDMI licensing President Rob Tobias and Senior Technology Manager Jeff Park are pictured here with the demo that included an HDMI-enabled laptop with USB Type-C connected directly to an HDMI display using the new USB Type-C to HDMI cable. Now there are no adapters needed to connect to any HDMI display or TV, and native HDMI features can be incorporated into source devices that utilize USB Type-C.

For more information:

IFA HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Demo: http://www.dealerscope.com/techconnect/industry-events/hdmi-usb-type-c-cable-ifa-2016/

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/HDMIAltModeUSBTypeC.aspx

Press Release: http://www.hdmi.org/press/press_release.aspx?prid=144

By | September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vanco Launches Premium HDMI Cable Distributor Training Events

Vanco International continues its distributor training events and now includes its newly launched Premium High Speed HDMI Cables with Ethernet as part of its training programs. Its upcoming HDMI trainings include:

  • Aug. 9 – ADI Expo Seminar, Memphis, TN
  • Aug. 16 – ADI Expo Seminar, Lenexa, KS
  • Sept. 1 – ADI Commercial A/V Training, Salt lake City, UT
  • Oct. 6 – ADI Expo Seminar, Honolulu, HI

Vanco recently launched its Premium HDMI Cables and has made them available to its comprehensive network of distributors and resellers including those covering the home theater, consumer electronics, low voltage, electrical, security, and network channels. Cables will be on display at CEDIA 2016 in Dallas, TX Booth #5348. For more information: http://tinyurl.com/zx55you

 

By | August 2nd, 2016|HDMI Adopters, HDMI Cables|0 Comments

Universal Electronics Inc. Launches Their Premium HDMI Cables at the INTX Show

The INTX Internet and Television Expo in Boston is a great place for Universal Electronics to launch their full line of Premium HDMI Cables. Cables that are certified under the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program are a critical component in ensuring the latest 4K/UltraHD installations are delivering the high-bandwidth dependent features from the latest HDMI specification.

Universal Electronics is an important partner as they supply many of the United States’ leading video service providers and represent millions of HDMI cables in the market each year. They are actually the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies. We’ve been working with Universal Electronics’ Jeff Kohanek, Director of Product Management, Americas. Jeff is at INTX showing off the new cables at the Universal Electronics booth #752 so make sure to stop by.

For more information: http://uei.com/about/press/2016/05/16/universal-electronics-to-offer-certified-premium-high-speed-hdmi-cables

 

By | May 16th, 2016|HDMI Cables|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