Over the last 12 months, PC displays making their way to market with DisplayPort have increased by 160 percent, reaching 78 displays from leading manufacturers such as Apple, Barco, Dell, Eizo Nanao, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Mitsubishi, NEC, Philips, Samsung and Sony.
DisplayPort is a high-bandwidth interface designed to work across the full line of PC components and offer backwards compatibility with legacy interfaces such as DVI and VGA, and with HDMI. DisplayPort significantly enhances display performance by doubling of the maximum data transfer rate to 21.6 Gbps, and increasing display resolution, color depths and refresh rates.
DisplayPort also enables more advanced features, such as multiple monitor support through a single DisplayPort connector; support for high-speed, bi-directional data transfer; audio enhancements including Audio Copy Protection and support for High-Definition (HD) audio formats such as Dolby, MAT, DTS HD, all Blu-Ray formats, and China's DRA standard; and improved support for Full HD 3D Stereoscopic displays.
"The availability of streaming media and HD-quality broadcast content over the internet means many consumers now demand a TV-like experience on their PCs," said Bill Lempesis, executive director at VESA.
"These trends are driving the transition to DisplayPort at an astounding rate. The momentum we have achieved over the last year shows that the industry views DisplayPort as the best interface equipped to deliver this experience on the PC. We expect to see this momentum escalate even faster as the display manufacturers begin to take advantage of DisplayPortís advanced features."
Written by: James Delahunty @ 7 Sep 2011 1:10