The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced the rapid growth of certified DisplayPort products during 2012. Over the last twelve months, the number of certified DisplayPort products increased by 80 percent, further establishing the DisplayPort ecosystem as planned by the personal computer industry to increase display and system performance. During 2012, DisplayPort certifications have increased across all device categories and have expanded into new categories. Certification in computer monitors has grown 95 percent, projectors 100 percent, and graphics cards 18 percent, and there was a 20 percent increase in cable products. New categories experiencing certification growth include handheld devices, notebooks and adaptors. With the introduction of MyDP (Mobility DisplayPort) the DisplayPort ecosystem has been further extended into the tablet and smartphone market. "Within the past year, we have seen a shift in the perception regarding the value of DisplayPort by system manufacturers," said Bill Lempesis, executive director, VESA. "The increasing adoption rate signals a vote of confidence in DisplayPort and the growing DisplayPort ecosystem. As consumers become accustomed to the various benefits and superior visual experiences, this will increase DisplayPort demand. We will see further grown of certified DisplayPort products and continued expansion into other categories, including in TVs, in the coming year." VESA's DisplayPort standard is a high-bandwidth video interface designed to enable features not available with other electronic connections, delivering true digital imaging and audio through a single cable. DisplayPort is the only video interface that supports multiple displays and Ultra HD at 60 frames per second from a single video output. DisplayPort significantly enhances display performance by doubling the maximum data transfer rate enabling multiple displays and increasing display resolution, color depths, and refresh rates when compared to other display interfaces. "While the adoption of DisplayPort has been drawn out over the past few years, the standard has been moving ahead steadily," said Brian O'Rourke, senior principal analyst, display electronics, IHS iSuppli. "With DisplayPort's widespread adoption in PC chip solutions, the standard is poised to have a successful year in 2013." At the International CES, VESA will be demonstrating various DisplayPort functionalities such as Multi-Stream (MST), daisy-chained monitors, Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP), Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) and High Bit Rate (HBR2). VESA will also showcase its exclusive feature of delivering Ultra HD resolution at 60 frames per second, a feature no other display standard is capable of doing today. The International CES 2013 will be held January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. VESA's technology demonstrations will take place at the DisplayPort booth #21431 in South Hall 1 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).