Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monster Introduces “SuperThin Cable" for HDMI

Monster, which supplies cables, AV accessories, and power conditioning products, introduced new line of "Powered" SuperThin Cables for HDMI. The cables are designed for use with a wide variety of electronics devices, ranging from super-slim flat-panel TVs to digital video cameras, home theater systems, gaming systems or portable computers.

The new products are the first fruits of a recently announced collaboration with RedMere, a leader in advanced silicon chip development. The key innovation that made the thin cables possible is the RedMere MagnifEye Active technology. Requiring no external power supply the technology enables high data speeds by boosting the HD signals directly in the SuperThin cable itself. This eliminates the need for heavy-gauge copper, making the cables extremely light, thin and portable. SuperThin cables measure 3.5 mm in diameter, approximately 65% thinner than normal HDMI cables.

Monster Super Thin Cable for HDMI products will be available in 4-, 8-, and 16-foot versions.
http://www.redmere.comNew capabilities are being built into the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification, including networking capabilities with Ethernet connectivity and an Audio Return Channel to enable upstream audio connections via the HDMI cable. Specifically, these enhancements will include:

HDMI Ethernet Channel -- the HDMI 1.4 specification will add a data channel to the HDMI cable and will enable high-speed bi-directional communication. Connected devices that include this feature will be able to send and receive data via 100 Mb/sec Ethernet, making them instantly ready for any IP-based application. The HDMI Ethernet Channel will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable. The new feature will also provide the connection platform to allow HDMI-enabled devices to share content between devices.

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