SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today announced it has reached a new milestone with membership growth to more than 260 companies representing all aspects of the consumer electronics supply chain. Over the past year, VESA has seen strong momentum in the adoption of its display standards across the mobile and personal computing industries, driven in part by the continued adoption of the USB Type-C connector with DisplayPort Alt Mode, as well as by new VESA standard developments that are enabling new and emerging display applications such as high dynamic range (HDR) monitors, 8K monitors and TVs, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets.
VESA will highlight many of these new developments at CES 2018 including new product demonstrations showing off the versatility, ease of use, and superior performance of DisplayPort and related VESA standards.
According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, 166 million handsets, tablets and PCs globally have DisplayPort Alt Mode as a feature via their USB-C ports. Eric Smith, Director of Tablets and Touchscreens at Strategy Analytics, added, “We expect increased adoption of DisplayPort Alt Mode in consumer devices to handle the increased demands of high-quality video, AR/VR use cases, and even to enable productivity solutions such as Continuum for Windows and Samsung DeX.”
Latest developments at CES 2018
At CES 2018 a number of demos will be showcased in the VESA DisplayPort booth #21066 in the
Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall highlighting the benefits of VESA’s display standards for computing, digital displays, and consumer electronics. These include:
High Dynamic Range – VESA will showcase several commercially available monitors for the gaming and professional industries that highlight the high contrast ratio, color accuracy and vibrancy enabled by HDR and incorporating VESA’s newest HDR display standard. These include the Samsung 27-inch/32-inch CHG70 and 49-inch CHG90 HDR gaming monitors. Also on hand will be DisplayPort-HDMI adapters for 4K HDR televisions, making any modern computer an HDMI HDR source. With its ability to support higher color depth at higher pixel resolutions, DisplayPort is the leading video interface standard for HDR technology. AR/VR – VESA will showcase multiple headset demos, including the DAQRI Smart Glasses™ using a USB Type-C connector with DisplayPort Alt Mode. DisplayPort over USB Type-C is the best way to obtain the high resolution, HDR color, device power, and USB data that next-generation headsets require. 4K 120Hz/HBR3 Gaming – Several high-performance