January 8, 2008 -- Belkin has introduced its DisplayPort (DP) cable, a high-definition digital audio/video cable for computing displays, graphic cards, and laptops. Positioned to replace DVI and VGA technology, DP is considered the HDMI equivalent for computers, providing both high-definition digital audio and video via one cable.
Key features of the Belkin DisplayPort cable, according to the company, include: provides both digital video and audio in one cable; provides up to 1080p resolution with digital audio; smaller connector footprint than either DVI or VGA; supports HDCP [High-Definition Content Protection]; supports color depth of 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 bits per component; available in 3-, 6-, and 10-foot lengths.
In its February 2006 "Worldwide PC Interface and Technologies 2005-2010 Forecast," IDC projects that DisplayPort penetration in PCs will represent 34% of the market share in 2010.
"Like USB almost a decade ago, we believe DisplayPort is poised to have a significant impact on computer connectivity," comments Chris McGugan, Belkin's vice president of product management. "And, like USB, we intend to be a leader in introducing a well-designed line of solutions that make transitioning to and connecting DisplayPort devices seamless for our customers.
The Belkin DisplayPort cable will be available in April 2008 in the US, with launches in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia in late 2008.