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RedMere Develops Ultra-High Speed HDMI Module

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June 02, 2011

RedMere Develops Ultra-High Speed HDMI Module

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor


RedMere announced that it has developed an ultra-high speed HDMI module, the PRA1701.

In addition to future-proofing all HDMI connectivity needs, this 18Gbps self-powered booster module ensures that audiences can engulf their viewing senses in 3D-HD and immersive interactive entertainment applications, according to company officials.

Thanks to the three data channels available on this module -- at 6Gbps each -- the PRA1701 delivers 18Gbps of HDMI connectivity. The module can be embedded into an ultra-high speed HDMI cable connector. Company officials said that the company’s proprietary energy harvesting technology ensures that no external power supply is required.

This booster module delivers 18Gbps connectivity. Company officials said that this ensures the very best in 3D-HD and interactive entertainment and future-proofs against increasing multi-media data rate needs.

The company claims that PRA1701 delivers the highest data rates in an active HDMI cable ever achieved. In addition, the built-in booster enables the cable to become 60 percent thinner than a traditional high speed HDMI Cable. This makes cable as portable as the devices it services -- smartphones, tablets or the compact digital camera. Moreover, the reduced form factor makes it easier to install and route from the DVD player or set-top-box to the HDTV, said company officials.

“The PRA1701 booster module shows that RedMere is ahead of the demands to increase data rates and is committed ultimately to the end consumer by ensuring they are at the front of any future advancement in throughput when they buy an 18Gbps RedMere enabled HDMI cable,” said Ruud van der Linden, chief marketing officer at RedMere.

RedMere provides complete active-cable solutions to cable industry leaders and manufacturing partners. The company enabled cables continue to be the connectivity product of choice for sharing high definition content and media, for devices like tablets and smartphones, due to the “unrivaled” standards of lightness and portability of the company’s technology in HDMI cables, Linden said.

Last month, the company announced that its single-cable solution for mirroring the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 display to an HDTV will be available to U.S. consumers this summer and will be sold by the company’s brand-name marketing partners.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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