HDMI Licensing Expects 750 Million New Compatible Devices to Ship In 2016 Total Near 5 Billion

High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cables have been around for about 14 years, providing a new way to transfer audio and video from one device to another. Along with things like USB cables and CAT5 crossover cables, highspeed HDMI cables are one of the most popular technological cords you’ll find in a home, school, or office.

In support of this claim is a recent announcement from HDMI Licensing, the seven company conglomerate that sets the standard for such cables. According to HDMI Licensing, over 1,700 licensed HDMI Adopters are expected to ship over 750 million HDMI-compliant products in 2016. This information was released through the press release news site BusinessWire.com.
Technically, there are three different types of HDMI Standard cables: the original HDMI Standard, HDMI Standard with Ethernet, and HDMI Standard Automotive. There are also two types of HighSpeed HDMI cables: regular HDMI High Speed and HDMI High Speed with Ethernet.

One thing that’s led to the staggering growth of these universally specialized highspeed HDMI cables is their relative inexpensive price. It’s a myth that you have to spend $50 on an HDMI cable. While some people still cough up the money for the high price, many more have become aware that you can buy the same cable from places like CableWholesale for a fraction of the price.

Perhaps even more impressive than the numbers the industry expects to reach in 2016 alone is the overall point that they’re at. The installed base of HDMI-enabled products worldwide is quickly approaching five billion.

Another beneficial quality of HDMI cables is their efficiency. The length of the cable isn’t a big factor when it comes to the quality of the audio and video. The only time that the length of the cable matters is when it’s being stretched over greater distances. If you need a cable that’s 100-feet or longer, you should invest in an HDMI cable specifically designed for that purpose, but otherwise, there’s virtually no negative effects.

The licensing company also announced the launch of a new premium certification for users who want to ensure the highest quality and reliability.

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