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RedMere to Announce Single Cable HDMI Solution for Apple Products

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RedMere, a pioneer in smart active cable technology for HDMI, will announce on Monday a new, single–cable solution for mirroring the iPad 2 and iPhone 4’s display to an HDTV. The new connection products will be available to US consumers this summer through RedMere’s ecosystem of brand name marketing and technology partners.

Dublin Ireland–based RedMere has been making a name for themselves in the HDMI industry with their active cable tech. Due to the very high frequencies and multiple signals involved, standard HDMI cables are stiff, thick and relatively heavy. Nowhere is this problem more apparent than with the new crop of tablets and smart phones out on the market, where light weight and flexibility allows for effortless mobility when attached to a display or hi-fi. Highly supple and light cables also means less torque on Apple’s delicate dock connector during gaming or other activities where a tethered appliance is in motion.

RedMere’s unique solution to this problem is patented active circuitry that processes the signal delivered to the HDMI receiver to correct any deleterious effects caused by the cable. The result: an 80% reduction in the copper and plastic used for manufacture, making the enhanced cable not only thin, light weight and highly flexible but also carrying less embodied resources for a greener product.

The equalizer, embedded in the cable, runs at 6 Gigabits per HDMI channel or 18 Gb/second aggregate. Though it is active circuitry, the power needed to run the processor is harvested from the signaling itself so, no power source is needed. Yet, cables based on RedMere’s technology are completely compliant with the HDMI 1.4 standard.

Single–cable solutions eliminate the bulky and awkward Apple Digital AV Adapter, allowing consumers to plug HDMI directly into their Apple products. RedMere’s current brand partners include Vizio, Samsung, PNY, Monster and RadioShack, but the company has not yet revealed whether these brands or others will be selling the new single–cable offerings.

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About Oliver Masciarotte

A graduate of the Lowell Institute of MIT, Oliver A. Masciarotte has spent over 30 years immersed in entertainment tech, working with top companies & clients on marketing, production and product development…More at www.seneschal.net/about/
  • Glider820

    HDMI LLC only allows HDMI cable which both end are HDMI connectors (A, C, and/or D). Cable with one end proprietary connector and other end HDMI connector will not be certified by HDMI LLC. In addition, it is unclear whether Apple will bless this type of cable from Redmere as well because Apple knows well HDMI LLC and ATC rules and regulations. This is a pure hype. This product will never hit the market

  • http://www.seneschal.net/ Oliver Masciarotte

    Hi Glider820,

    Redmere’s technology doesn’t have any bearing on what connector type is used, and the companies I mentioned in the article already have their examples of active cables for sale.

    Also as mentioned, cables employing RedMere’s technology are completely compliant with the HDMI 1.4 standard. As to an Apple-compatible single cable product, it’s a done deal. The compliance testing is in the past.