Video ‘DisplayPort’ Certifications Increased 80% During 2012, VESA Says

Increase ‘signals a vote of confidence in DisplayPort’
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The Video Electronics Standards Association says during 2012 the number of certified DisplayPort products increased by 80 percent over 2011 with DisplayPort certifications increasing across all device categories as well as into new categories.

Compared to 2011 DisplayPort certifications, computer monitor certifications increased 95 percent, projectors 100 percent, graphics cards 18 percent and cable products 20 percent, VESA says.

In addition, new categories experiencing certification growth includes handheld devices, notebooks and adaptors, according to the association. With the introduction of the “mobility displayport,” the DisplayPort ecosystem has been extended into the tablet and smartphone market, VESA says.

“Within the past year, we have seen a shift in the perception regarding the value of DisplayPort by system manufacturers,” says Bill Lempesis, VESA’s executive director. “The increasing adoption rate signals a vote of confidence in DisplayPort and the growing DisplayPort ecosystem,” he says.

VESA credits consumer interest with the growth in the number of certified DisplayPort products. “As consumers become accustomed to the various benefits and superior visual experiences, this will increase DisplayPort demand,” Lempesis says. “We will see further growth of certified DisplayPort products and continued expansion into other categories, including in TVs,” he said.

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, according to the association.

DisplayPort is the only video interface that supports multiple displays and ultra HD at 60 frames per second from a single video output, VESA says. DisplayPort “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, the association says.