Friday, August 15th 2014

StarTech Announces New DisplayPort to HDMI and Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapters

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of three new Active 4K-capable Video Adapters, which enable users to stream audio and video from their DisplayPort 1.2 or Mini DisplayPort 1.2-equipped computer to an HDMI-equipped TV, monitor or projector. The new adapters offer active signal conversion, which unlike passive video adapters does not require a multi-mode DisplayPort (DP++) source signal, greatly expanding compatibility options.

StarTech.com's new DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 4K adapters include the following:
  • DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 1.4 4K Adapter (SKU: DP2HD4KS). : MSRP: £31.25 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK.
  • Mini Displayport 1.2 to HDMI 1.4 4K Adapter (SKU: MDP2HD4KS) : MSRP: £31.25 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK.
  • Mini Displayport 1.2 to HDMI 1.4 Adapter - White (SKU: MDP2HD4KSW) : MSRP: £31.25 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK.
"These are the next generation of DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort adapters. Although DisplayPort to HDMI and Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters have been around for some time, these adapters are unique because they enable users to realise the full benefits of 4K display technology" said Karishma Punwani, Product Manager for StarTech.com's DisplayPort product line. "By taking advantage of 4K display technology which provides four times the resolution of high-definition 1080p, these adapters allow you to view your digital content (video and images) with astonishing detail and quality.

Features of the new adapters include:
  • Supports video resolution up to 4K (4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz), stereoscopic 3D
  • Backward compatible with 1080p displays
  • 5.1 Surround Sound support
  • Fully compliant with DisplayPort revisions 1.2/1.1/1.0
  • Compatible with Intel Thunderbolt devices capable of outputting a DisplayPort signal
  • Compatible with video cards that are not capable of outputting DP++ (multi-mode) signals
  • DPCP (DisplayPort Content Protection) and HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) compliant
The DisplayPort to HDMI and Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 4K adapters will be available from Insight, Misco, Amazon.co.uk and Dabs and is also distributed by Enta, Ingram Micro and Exertis Micro-P.
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