CEDIA white paper dives deep into HDMI 2.1 technology

CEDIA has released a new white paper which aims to untangle the complex technology that is continuing to gain more of a foothold in high tech residential installations.

Dubbed HDMI 2.1 Technology for Integrators, it comes with a comprehensive overview of use cases, specs, improved capabilities and design implications.

“When you think of HDMI 2.1, higher bandwidth and increased performance come to mind first,” CEDIA senior director of technology and standards Walt Zerbe says.

“What this white paper will also demonstrate is the technology’s seriously high versatility and its full scope of significance for gamers, viewers and integrators. This white paper is one of our most detailed, digging into all facets of considerations, applications and connectivity for this technology, which takes a giant leap forward for the integrator and the end user.”

HDMI 2.1 vaults the data ceiling from 18Gbps to 48Gbps which opens the door for larger video formats, reduces the need for compression and adds a more robust pipeline for gaming and activities that require heavy data sources.

HDMI 2.1 Technology for Integrators explores what using the technology means for system designers and integrators, detailing factors including differences with previous HDMI, bandwidth, video formats, ‘quick’ frame transport modes, audio and eARC, connectivity, among others.

The white paper follows other recent releases like Workforce Development 101 for Systems Integration Industry Employers, WiFi 6, HDBaseT for 4K & 8K Video, AV-Over-IP Systems and Quality of Power. All free to CEDIA members.

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