Tuesday, December 10th 2013

DisplayPort Certified Systems up 63% in 2013

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that it certified 300 new DisplayPort products in 2013, a 63% increase in the number of certified products. Products that passed VESA's rigorous compliance test, which qualifies products to feature the distinctive orange-and-black DisplayPort logo, include desktop and notebook computers, displays, graphic cards, cables and adaptors. This year, for the first time, 4K Ultra-HD (UHD) televisions and 4K computer displays have also been DisplayPort certified and introduced into the market.

"Consumers increasingly seek out the DisplayPort logo when purchasing new computers, displays and other products," explained Bill Lempesis, VESA executive director. "DisplayPort's thorough certification process assures the buyer that their new DisplayPort purchase is flawlessly interactive with other DisplayPort products. DisplayPort is constantly evolving, with new features like multiple display streaming over a single cable, and 4K x 2K display resolution at 60 Hz with up to 30-bit per pixel color depth."

More Than 200 Top Technology Companies Back Today's Highest Data Rate Standard
DisplayPort is the world's most advanced, high data rate video interface standard. It connects computers and other video sources to televisions and displays, while maintaining backward compatibility with VGA, DVI and HDMI. Backed by more than 200 technology leaders worldwide, DisplayPort is supported by all of the world's leading processor and graphic chip companies, the world's top computer manufactures, and the world's top display manufacturers. Market research firms estimate that several hundred million individual DisplayPort products are sold every year.

Designed to be robustly 'future proof' as well as backward compatible, DisplayPort is the only video interface that can support the newest generation of 4K UHD TVs and displays with deep color at 60 frames per second. Several DisplayPort certified 4K systems are already available for purchase.

To maintain DisplayPort's technical lead, VESA announced several initiatives during the past year, including a new DisplayID 1.3 standard that will enable innovative display features at resolutions higher than 4K, and development of a micro-DisplayPort connector, which will be used by smartphones, ultra-thins and other small form factor video sources.

"DisplayPort is a flexible and robust standard because it is based on an adaptable packet-based architecture," said Craig Wiley, Sr. Director of Marketing for VESA member Parade Technologies, and Chair of the VESA Board of Directors. "Because of its many advantages, DisplayPort was chosen as a core technology for Thunderbolt, and as the internal video connection for almost all new high resolution notebook computer designs."

Some of the latest DisplayPort certified products, and their most advanced features, will be on display at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, January 6-10, booth 21324 LVCC South Hall 1/2 Ground Level.
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