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September 27, 2010

HDMI Adopter Base Crosses 1,000 Members

By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor

HDMI , LLC, the agent that licensed the High-Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI Specification, announced that it has over 1,000 licensed HDMI Adopters worldwide. The figure is an 11 percent increase compared to 2009.

 HDMI technology is now the de-facto worldwide standard for transmitting high-definition (HD) digital content with nearly 500 million HDMI-compliant products planned to be shipped in 2010 and an installed base of over 1.5 billion HDMI products.

New online database tool, called “HDMI Product Finder,” is being launched by the consortium to help buyers, distributors and resellers find HDMI-compliant products from licensed Adopters based on features, functionality or geographic region.

HDMI Specifications, in future will be introducing key enhancements, such as 3D TV support, resulting in a growing adopter base across different regions.

“The tremendous growth of the HDMI adopter base over the years has been supported by our commitment to enhancing the specification, creating business opportunities and building new tools that allow manufacturers to easily develop and sell products,” stated Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC.

“The new HDMI Product Finder is another new way to support our Adopters by promoting and showcasing their HDMI-compliant products,” also says Venuti.

The new HDMI Product Finder is an online, database-driven catalog with a robust search function. It allows licensed Adopters to effectively promote their products on the HDMI website. It also allows to upload datasheets, images, specifications, and “where to buy” details. Product listings in the HDMI Product Finder are free of charge for compliant, licensed Adopters.

In related news, leaders from the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association or CEDIA and HDMI Licensing, LLC, have agreed to work together to clarify and simplify HDMI integration through a series of educational training seminars aimed at increasing CEDIA members’ knowledge of HDMI technology, its capabilities, and applications.

CEDIA recently surveyed its membership to get a better perspective on the issues and concerns members have relating to HDMI implementation and how it affects their business.

According to the survey, 66 percent of participants stated that 90 to 100 percent of their installations include HDMI technology.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison