RedMere has announced that its single-cable solution for mirroring the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 display to an HDTV will be available to U.S. consumers this summer and will be sold by the company’s brand-name marketing partners.
RedMere’s active cable technology produces HDMI cables 70 to 80 percent thinner and lighter.
The new cable will be an integrated unit eliminating the need for a “dongle” and separate HDMI cable. The all-in-one RedMere cable will incorporate the company’s self-powered integrated circuit, which lets users directly connect their iPad 2, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod Touch to an HDTV or other high definition display or projector.
“This will be the coolest, most convenient way to show iPad 2 content on HDTVs for friends, family, co-workers, or customers,” said Peter Smyth, RedMere CEO and founder. “RedMere’s smart active cable technology lets you do away with the dongle and gives you a portable connection that’s far thinner, lighter and more flexible than conventional HDMI cables. We’re talking about a cable up to 15 feet long which still slips into your pocket or purse — perfect for business presentations, movies, or games.”
Redmere’s “active” cable technology produces HDMI cables that are 70 to 80 percent thinner and lighter than conventional (passive) HDMI cables of similar length, according to the company. Equipped with a self-powered RedMere chip built into the HDMI connector, “active” cables boost the HDMI signal so that the cable can be less than an eight of an inch in diameter and still meet data speeds of 10.2 Gb/s.
RedMere’s brand partners include VIZIO, Samsung, PNY Technologies, Monster, and RadioShack; the company would not reveal whether these brands or others would market the iPad 2 mirroring cable technology. Smyth said the product’s retail pricing would be determined by RedMere’s partners.
“The iPad 2 is a great portable device for streaming movies and sharing business content. Having a RedMere-powered mirroring cable means always having a simple solution for letting a roomful of people join in.”