MHL Consortium Celebrates 100 Licensees


Sunnyvale, Calif. - The Mobile High DefinitionLink (MHL) Consortium, which promotes the use, adoption and licensing of the MHL standard, now lists more than 100 licensees, the organization said Thursday. The specs were first launched in June 2010.

Products developed by these companies include adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, tablets, TV accessories and more.

Using only five wires, MHL technology delivers 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio while providing a charge to the mobile device. Consumers can connect their MHL-enabled devices to a big-screen TV to watch HD videos, play video games or work on business presentations.

Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing DTV remote.

Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices less than a year ago, the MHL ecosystem continues to grow with a steady stream of product announcements.

"In addition to more traditional use cases such as gaming, media entertainment and desktop productivity, it's been exciting to see companies finding unique ways to implement MHL technology, such as in-dash receivers," said Tim Wong, MHL president. "Hitting the 100 adopter milestone within two years of inception is a remarkable achievement. This is another great validation of the many benefits of MHL technology, such as charging the device while connected and experiencing mobile content on a large screen without lag."


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